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The Key by Victoria Darkins

Victoria Darkins ¼ 6 SUMMARY

Interesting story even interesting themes and situations but I feel the characters were under developed and the narrative feels choppy in some moments I wonder if a better editing could have helped Jack Langton a university English professor in his 30s needs help He s a C6 uadriplegic with limited arm mobility looking for a Health Care Assistant to help him dress bathe and other tasks due to the limited use his hands The service has sent health care workers him but he seeks steady care from someone who won t treat him like a child His friend and social worker Mary The Last True Explorer refers 24 year old Carrie to him a biology student and orphan with a difficult past who has no where else to go After and awkward initial meeting she agrees and moves in with himThis is the story of Jack and Carrie moving from the uncomfortableole of disabled man and care taker to friendship and finally love Jack s past isn t kittens and oses either and they both have issues and defenses that come up at the worst times Two people starved for affection but ignorant about how to give it One thing I loved about this story is that it contained Jack s POV one of the few I ve ead lately where we get the injured s view It brought me into his story and connected me to his psyche I also liked how social Jack was going to events even dating and showing a sexual side that proves how much the brain is involved with arousalCarrie herself is well written for her age a mixture of maturity and childishness who appreciates the problems a elationship could contain but willing to give it her all It kept me guessing on how it would endThe niggles were few but "There We Know Jack Had "We know Jack had accident and Carrie has a past but neither were explored or even explained Perhaps the specifics don t matter but I would have liked to have known The ending to the epilogue was a little ushed and could have been padded with a little it Finally it s impossible to figure out where the story takes place until halfway through the book A uick comment that it was England would have gone a long wayOverall I thoroughly enjoyed the story and hope Ms Darkins tries her hand at novels The first time I Thrones, Dominations read The Key I wrote a grumpyeview about its flaws that I disliked and I I Hela Cnau rated it 3 stars but I hadn tead enough books with disabled heroes at that moment so this time I was in the ight mood and aware of the big picture I guess so I loved the storyIt s very hard to find a omance book about a wounded hero who sustains a major injury as uadriplegia so that alone is bold and worthy of 3 stars The Key is my favorite of that booksJack is a handsome sexy mid thirties show of competence that closed his heart for love and sex since he suffered an accident that left his body paralyzed at eighteenThe awkward intimacy he s forced to have with Carrie his young HCA develops into a friendshi. Jack and Carrie are lost souls Jack is an eminent university lecturer in English Literature who suffers from uadriplegia after a spinal cord injury in his late teens Having convinced himself that he was better off on his own he has closed the door on any omantic entanglements and instead directed al. ,
P and she falls in love with him but Jack has to learn to open his heart to love her and face the weigh of his physical limitations over his love life and the author did a wonderful job in it but she shied away from their intercourse that could ve been beautifully done as it was the pr liminaires Absolutely loved this Even with it s flawsFlaws that include the WHOLE of the heroine s past Supposedly she had no family and the author tells us that the entire book but then at the same time goes on and on about her abusive parents the screaming the horror of her childhood the estrangement between The Two Sides Of The two sides of the that she doesn t have it drove me crazy Apparently the author s definition of family is people who care about you My definition is people you e The Mistake (Off-Campus, related to who drive you batty anduin your life as best they can Which means I found her definition flawedFlaws that also include the whole she makes him mad they make up then he makes her mad then they make up then she makes him mad then they make up then he makes her mad and on and on and ON that crap goes until you want to hit someoneHaving said though I STILL love this book I can t tell you why The chemistry between Carrie and Jack could ve been developed better The descriptions of everything were lacking There was pretty much NO plot just Piraten! relational development The I write the Iealize this wasn t the best book I ve ever eadBut I still loved it Maybe because the author did her esearch Maybe because I already knew how it would end and Was Secure In That secure
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that because it written with that slightly pithy British accent I don t know But I m keeping it Very tender I The Complete Guide To Surfing Your Best read it at least 3 or 4 times Realistic chatacters both MC s are so sweet Except that social worker Didn t like her at all and found her character not believable I enjoyed and I thought it was a sweetomance however I felt the ending was just too From Tree Dwellings To New Towns rushed and I was at a WTF moment when Ieached the last chapter and found the epilogue immediately following after so I was confused as to what happened between the last chapter and epilogue for a moment Set in an English university town this omance featuring a Literature professor hero with a C6 spinal cord injury and a 24 year old biology undergraduate student heroine who comes to live with him as his home care provider is compelling as we watch our hero who hasn t attempted a deeply intimate elationship in some time and a heroine who has many emotionial scars from a childhood in and out of foster care and a neglectful family to A Streetcar Named Desire. By Nicola Onyett (Philip Allan Literature Guide really trust anyone to think she is of value fall in loveThe writer does wonderful work here with theomance and physicality of love with these characters The love story is believable and sexy and tender Less well done are the secondary characters who while interesting are created with much broader L his energy into his work Carrie is trying to unchain herself from a cruel neglectful and guilt idden childhood She has earned a place on a degree course of her dreams but it comes at a costly price Both are thrown together by Mary a mutual friend and past social worker who has hatched a plan to he. Trokes and don t always behave in ways that follow suit or are worked out and there is that could be done with the leads as out and there is that could be done with the leads as would have liked to see time between the last chapter and the epilogue in couple time However overall it is a very good omance human passionate and tangible I look forward to The Women Of Apollo reading from this writer Wow This book was for me slightlyeminiscent of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes It is about a thirty something dishy university professor who is a C6 uadriplegic Carrie a new undergraduate at the same uni is offered a job as his live in HCA as she has nowhere to stay and needs a job She has no family and had a difficult childhoodThis was an emotional and beautifully written love story of two people who are crying out to be accepted and loved The author did a great job of showing the The Escape (Hendersons Boys, reader inside the mind of a uadriplegic The couple have to overcome many difficulties first as she has no experience in caring for anyone let alone a disabled person Then over time as their feelings for each other grow they have to decide if their love can withstand the many obstacles that are stacking up against them This was an original story and I loved that it was set in England which made a nice changeA highlyecommended Lolo read The goodealistic and interesting life in wheelchair details including how it complicates Range romanticelationshipsThe bad badly written characters if the plot needed someone to suddenly be the bad guy a character who had previously been utterly Besorah Of Yahusha Natsarim Version reliable the fairy godmother someone that we were told we could trust would suddenly be selfish irrational and mean then in the next scene when they were needed to be good back they were to being good This was true of supporting as well as main characters this isn t a book that embraces the show not tell or even the exploreeal cause and effect in the human psyche domains of writing I finished itbut a week later I ve already forgotten much but a vague sense of annoyance at the writing and a vague sense of interest in what I learned about living with spinal injuries and uadriplegia As a pamphlet it works as a novel not so Much I Can T Remember I can t emember I heard about this book I think it may have actually been on here It sounded like something I would like and so I bought this Or maybe it It sounded like something I would like and so I bought this Or maybe it a Kindle freebie I can t emember What I liked This was short and not terrible It was a nice book to Color of Jazz read while traveling or otherwise a captive audience What I didn t like I just was not a huge fan of this book There wasn t anything bad about it I just could not get invested in it If I hadn t beeneading this book while traveling I probably would have only gotten a few pages in before deciding to move on to something different I think the biggest problem was that there wasn t enough details about Carrie and Jack and so I just didn t care about them. Lp Jack and Carrie with their predicaments Carrie becomes Jack's live in carer securing her with an income and unexpected benefits Will it be too late from them to find out that they both hold the key to unleash each other from the chains that hold them to their past A key that will unlock their hear.