Arc Review: A Jar of Dreams by Clarissa Cartharn

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He was the assassin running for his life and she was the blind refuge who gave him reason to stop and fight for theirs

When Eric Tanner, an assassin, is targeted to be murdered by his former employer, he seeks refuge in the house of a blind woman, Anne Mullen.
Eric knows how to live in silence. He’s done it all his life. So when he discovers Anne is blind and living on her own, he thinks this would be his perfect hideout.
But then he makes the mistake of his life. He forms an attachment to her. And for a man in his profession, such attachments are a weakness. Now, he must do everything he can to protect Anne from the world he’s come from.

Review:

I received a digital copy of the book via the author for an honest review.

The blurb of this book sounds amazing – romance between a blind girl and a hitman? How awesomely different does that sound? I thought so too, and that’s why I requested to review this book!

“I am not denying that I am not normal. But I am far from incapable.”

Anne is an easy character to like. She has taken her blindness, not as a disability but has taken it has a part of her life and has, in fact thrived. She is living alone and has a good career as well. All she needs is someone to love, but she of course can’t believe that anyone would ever want to want to take the burden of a blind girl – even though she has accomplished pretty much everything from shopping to even living together to even having a career!

“No one retires from being a murderer. And neither will you.”

Now Eric, on the other hand, is an accomplished assassin. He is well known in the underground world for taking assignments to only kill bad people, which has made him unpopular. A botched assignment and a curious link to a past one, forces him to go on the run where he meets the girl who will change him for the better!

Honestly speaking, this is such an interesting concept and I was actually looking forward to reading it and I actually enjoyed it. The only issue I had was that while I perfectly loved Anne and Eric individually, they did not spark together romantically. I wanted them to, I really did, and if they had, this would have been a phenomenal book!

It had everything I like in a good book – the writing is point on, the characters, even the fringe ones were interesting to me, multiple POV’s to make me understand what exactly or rather why exactly is something happening and best of all, a twist at the end of the book that made me stagger between commending the author to strangling her ( and no, I can’t tell you the twist, because well Spoilers!!).

All, this was overshadowed by a lackluster romance between Anne and Eric – they were too cute together – no passionate fights, no irrational jealousy, no passionate making up, nothing, nada (yes, i realise what kind of high expectations I have put on my real life relationships but can you blame me? I gots lots of fictional boyfriends to live upto!) – but it isn’t a bad thing, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Except the romance, everything about this book was spot on! I can’t wait to read more from this author! (:

Rating:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

Recommendation:

If you love a romance with out of the box protagonists, I suggest that you pick this one up, especially if like the cute romance relationship between the protagonists. You will definitely like this book.

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