Clarity by Loretta Lost
Series: Clarity, #1
Release Date: February 20th 2014
Genre: New Adult - Romance
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Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods—where no one could ever hurt her again.
When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her the ability to see for the first time, Helen stubbornly refuses. She has learned not to trust anyone, and to rely only on herself. But Dr. Liam Larson will not take no for an answer. He makes it his personal mission to rescue Helen from her loneliness, and bring joy into her world once more—the joy she has denied herself for so long.
When Helen’s demons come racing back into her life, threatening to rip her apart and destroy the strength she has carefully rebuilt, Liam is the only one who might be able to save her.
Can he reach the broken girl in time, helping her to heal and see the world in a different light? Or will Helen’s grief send her spiraling out of control, lost to him forever?
Helen Winters was born completely blind, however, she has always been independent. She didn’t like using her cane because she felt like it broadcasted her disability to the world. She also didn’t have a dog or any sort of help to make her life easier. The beginning of the book shows Helen lost in a staircase in her college. A man decides to be nice and help her find her class. Unfortunately she figures out way to late that he does not have good intentions. Obviously being blind she doesn’t have any details about him except for his voice. She doesn’t tell her family what has happened to her, but she drops out of college after that.
Jump forward three years and Helen is living alone in a secluded house in the words, far away from any family. She has changed her name and doesn’t tell anyone her new address. She has become a writer and still lives completely independent. One day two doctors, Liam and Owen, show up at her door and offer her the opportunity of a lifetime. They believe that a study on gene therapy drug treatment could possibly make her able to see for the first time. She is reluctant at first but she gets a call from her sister (who we will discuss in a moment), and makes a bargain with the doctors. If they take her to home, which is like two sates away, to see her sister’s wedding, then she will participate in the study. It pretty much goes downhill from here.
I have many problems with this book. One, what woman, blind or not, decides to take a more than one day road trip with two men that she has now for just a few minutes. Talk about stupidity. Then Owen decides that he is going to talk IN DETAIL about various porns for 3 hours straight! WHO DOES THAT TO A PERSON THEY JUST MET?!?! Then she starts in on it too! I really think my jaw was laying on the floor by this time. Granted, Liam was apologizing for him but still. Then we have Helens sister. Man that girl was a bitch. She guilt trips her sister into coming to her wedding then says that if she doesn’t have a date she is going to force her to go with someone. So Liam and Helen decide that they are going to go to the wedding together and pretend to be dating. Helen’s sister forces her to call him just to prove he’s real then starts talking about how big his dick is or something. I would walk out and that room and away from that girl forever.
As soon as the call from the sister happened I knew what the ending was going to be. Saying that though, the ending still pissed me off. It literally just ended at the climax of the story. That was the part I was actually continuing to read it for. I almost DNF’d this book at one point because I just found it too ridiculous in places. I’m not sure if they second book is going to start off right where the first one ended but I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t. I have absolutely no plans on reading it. I was reading some 5 star reviews of this book and serious wondering if I had read the same copy as these people…. I have now changed my rating from a two to a one star.
*This book was provided by the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review.