"His Eyes" by Renee Carter
My Book Summary : Tristan has won numerous horse show-jumping competitions, competing and riding his horse is just about his favorite thing to do. However, he never expected to have an accident, while competing, that would completely change his view of the world and leave him blind. Since then he has been unsure of who he is and doesn't want to accept his new reality ... basically he has withdrawn himself from his friends (not that they really put much of an effort to see him), family (who will stop at nothing to get him out of this slump), and everything he use to enjoy.
Thinking of a way to get him to accept the new changes in his life, his mother hires a "babysitter" named Amy who is the same age as he is (a senior in high school just about to graduate).
Amy is from the complete opposite side of town from Tristan's rich-boy life, but she's not sure she would change anything. Well ... except trying earn enough money so she can go to her top college, that her parents won't be able to afford. So, getting this "babysitting" gig sounds great .... until she learns that Tristan is the same age as her .. but with the amount his mother plans to pay her she's definitely willing to give it a shot!
Tristan doesn't want Amy's help, but she tries to make it work between them. But just as things start getting better with them, Tristan's beautiful ex-girlfriend comes into the picture and throws a wrench into everything ....
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Inspiring, sweet, romantic, and funny ... what more could you ask for in a book .. let alone a YA novel! The chemistry between Tristan and Amy (even if their lives where so different) just sparks off of the page! Also, I loved Tristan's family ... I wished I could hang out with them myself! =0)
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Book Teaser(s) :
I raised my eyebrows. "Yeah? What's your favorite band?"For more information on this book and/or any other books by Renee, then please check out her website.
"What?" I cried. "Are you serious? I love them!"
Tristan laughed, "I didn't think you liked any bands from this decade."
"Seriously." I pulled the Camry into a parking spot. "Sting is classic." I switched off the engine. "We're here."
"And the surprise is...?"
I said enthusiastically, "We're at the stables to visit Aeris!"
"Oh." His face darkened. "What makes you think I want to ride?" ~ within Chapter 7