4.5 I want my own Ben stars!
I loved this book so much that I absolutely devoured it! I sat down thinking, oh I'll just start this tonight so I can finish it tomorrow....nope, stayed up till 2am reading in bed until I finished it!
Fade In is the debut novel by author M. Mabie. And while I've known Mo for a while I had no idea she was writing a book until I little birdie told me a few weeks before it released. And I'm so freaking glad she did. If I didn't know that this was the authors first book I would have never guessed it based on the writing. The story was so well written that I found myself sucked into the characters, even the secondary characters held my attention. Fade In is the perfect mix of romance and comedy with just the right amount of angst. I had a huge stupid smile on my face for most of the book.
And can we talk about the feels in this book? The way that M. Mabie was able to write about a serious subject, with the heroine loosing her sight, was amazing. You could feel the panic from the heroine as she came to terms with what could possibly happen to her and then felt her strength as she learned to deal with it. I almost yelled out "yes!!!" every time she grew a little more.
I highly recommend this book to all readers! With such a great mix of story and steam it will easily make it onto my favorites list for 2014!
Tatum Elliot is a successful writer on a hit television show, lives in an Upper East Side apartment and loves her life. She wouldn’t change a thing. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice. She's losing her sight. Tripping over her tongue and her heels, Tatum all too quickly realizes that the things which appeared so important before are slowly slipping away leaving room for what really matters. With the support of her best friends, family and colleagues, she begins to see that there’s much more to life… and herself. When Ben Harris enters her life as her new personal assistant, she can’t tell if it’s his good looks and charm that are working on her libido, or his kind and helpful nature working on her heart? Whatever it is, neither one of them can resist it. As her vision fades out, a world of love and happiness just might…Fade In. Fade In is a contemporary-romance novel about laughing through your tears and telling life to, quite frankly, “Suck it.” This novel contains sexual situations that the author may or may not have tried at home… for your safety, of course. Research is research.
About The Author
M. Mabie lives in Illinois, NOT Chicago, with her rock-star husband. (True story.) She loves writing for Fifty5Cents Book Blog, which she owns and operates- at the moment quite poorly. She's a proud member of the Indie Author Romance Author Chicks writing group where she maintains a high standard of professionalism and lady-like maturity- or not. She cares about politics, but won’t discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne’s World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. M. Mabie has never been accused of being tight lipped or shy. She’s THAT girl. (She doesn't usually speak in third-person, but surprisingly does when weirded-out about writing her bio.)