Book Review: Vision of Love by S. Moose

You can say I had it all. The fancy house, top of the line car, lots of friends and more money than anyone could ever imagine. On the outside, we were the perfect family. No one knew about my abusive father and my mother who drank herself into oblivion every night. My name is Karly and I have scars, deep scars that no one knows about, and when my parents died I was left alone and on my own, to fight through life with no help.
When it came to life and happiness, I had it all until my world was turned upside down. My name is Nicholas and my wife, the love of my life, left me and our new baby girl without as much as an explanation. I didn’t want to accept it, but after our divorce was final and four long years passed, I started to lose hope that she’d ever come back. Emma was growing so fast and I needed help. My sister recommended that I hire her friend, Karly, as Emma’s nanny. I took a chance on bringing another woman into my little girl’s life. Did I do the right thing?
As many days and nights are spent together, feelings can no longer be denied and a relationship is formed.
Life is about taking chances and learning how to fall, but when the past comes back, will they be strong enough to fight through and trust each other? Or will all they worked for fall apart?

I’ll start off by saying that this was a wonderful read. I read it all from beginning to end in one sitting. I love the concept of the story and couldn’t put it down. It’s a beautiful emotional story of finding love after being hurt and learning to trust again.

Karly has been handed a pretty raw deal. After losing both her parents and everything/everyone she ever knew and loved, she ventures off to start her life anew. A victim of emotional and physical abuse Karly, moved away from her home town to go to school. Once finished she moves in with her best friend Alexis and tries to find work.

“Sometimes the best thing you can do is say goodbye because everything happens for a reason.”
In walks Nicholas, Alexis’ older brother. Although he had an easy and wonderful upbringing. His love life has not all been sugar and spice. He has been deeply hurt by his ex and is trying to move on. He doesn’t believe in love anymore and the thought of finding another to spend his days with seems impossible. All he wants to do is ensure the best life he can for his daughter. Her happiness is his sole priority.

“Being single meant no complications and arguments”

They both find they have an instant, intense attraction to one another. Everyone can see it, but because of their past scars they fight it for a long time. Finally after awhile they find they can’t any longer and take the leap to change their futures. Its not always easy and they go through their ups and downs but when some life altering changes happen they find comfort in each other.

“When I think about forever I think about how long it is, but with you by my side forever sounds perfect”
Their relationship moves at a very fast pace in this book, but then who are we to deny love. Their back and forth fight doesn’t in anyway deter from the novel and the secondary characters are fantastic. The scenes between Karly and Nicholas are steamy, extremely hot, and leave nothing to the imagination.

“She’s the one who makes me feel again”
I’m not an overall fan of cliffhangers but that’s more a personal issue. They just aren’t for me – due to the fact that I’m not a patient person – but I cannot wait to get my hands on the 2nd book.