Carrie Aarons continues to amaze and surprise me with each book that she releases. She is growing her talent and maturing with each story. Ghost In His Eyes is proof of that talent. Carson and Blake’s story of love lost to a soul shattering accident and finding that love never really left is the epitome of a second chance romance. Set in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, the way Carrie wrote this story made me feel that I was sitting in Carova with the white sandy beaches, clear blue waters of the Atlantic and the wild horses of the Outer Banks surrounding me.
Carson and Blake were high school sweetheart but truly have been in love with each other since they were seven years old. Carson, Blake and her twin brother Joel were inseparable. They shared the good and the bad that comes along with childhood. As they grew so did the love between Carson and Blake, until their senior year of high school when a tragic accident sent Carson fleeing from North Carolina and driving Blake into herself and cementing her isolation from the world.
Ten long lonely years pass for Carson and Blake. Along the way, they change… that is inevitable. But now Carson has returned home and of course, they see each when they least expect to. So much pain still. So much agony. Blake is still bitterly angry, while Carson is wrestling with his neverending guilt. Still, there is a connection between the two that simply cannot be severed. That’s how the truest of love is – no amount of separation can stop what is real. Can these two navigate through the bitterness of one past moment to discover the love that they still shared?
Honestly, I didn’t want to let this book go. I tried to slow down and stretch out my time in the Outer Banks with Carson and Blake. The feeling of the small beach town with its wild horses and slower pace. The connection between this couple was as breathtaking as it was heartbreaking. I felt their pain, their sadness at all the time they had lost. I felt their joy at finding the same love but on a more mature level… different but the same. This story at its core is a story of hope, heart and healing. Forgiveness, facing challenges and taking a step forward.
Carrie has written this story beautifully. It is so well done and is to me her very best work to date. Emotional, a sweet romance with seriously steamy moments that made me just sigh. A tug on the heartstrings that just won’t let go. Fantastic, Carrie! SIX STARS! You’ve earned them!
He was as magnetic as a deadly hurricane to the shore.
Carson Cole was my first love. The boy I’d shared my whole self with.
He was the man who’d taken the other part of my soul and drowned it in the sea we’d grown up in.
And now he’s back. Ten years later, and the demons of our past are still haunting every breath trapped between us.
She was as wild as the horses who owned the beach highways we drove down.
Blake Sayer was the beautiful daredevil who had me wrapped around her finger from the time we were seven.
Until a horrible accident stole every piece of joy from her life.
Ten years later, she’s a shell of the girl she once was, and it’s all my fault. The whispers of our history shackle her to the island I left behind.
Just like lost years and unspoken words, love had slipped from our fingers like grains of sand. We’d barely made it out alive last time, was it even possible to reconstruct the shattered pieces of us?
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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
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