Review: Through His Eyes by Nikki Ash
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.
I'm coming completely undone as I lose myself to Lachlan Bryson. And I know in this moment, as he fucks me into oblivion, there is no turning back.
Fuck our age difference.
Fuck my being overweight.
Fuck the rest of the world.
The only thing I can think about is spending the rest of my life being well and truly fucked by this perfect man.
Through His Eyes is the fourth Nikki Ash-penned novel I've read, and it is, hands down, my favorite read from her (so far). This beautifully-written love story was as le sigh-worthy because of its romanticism as it was inspiring for its theme of self-love. This is a complete standalone, although there are characters from Ash's previous releases, specifically her Imperfect Love series, which comprises my first three reads from this author, and Finding Our Tomorrow, a free short story that new subscribers of the author's newsletter receive upon signing up (and which is up next on my to-be-read Nikki Ash story list). But whether you've read those aforementioned Ash books or are totally new to her writing, you can absolutely dive into this book regardless and still enjoy Quinn and Lachlan's tale.
When Quinn Crawford found out she was pregnant, she thought it would be enough to save her marriage, but she never had the opportunity to tell her husband, who was killed while out to dinner with his mistress. Five years later, she has her beautiful daughter Kinsley with her along with a business she created and the love and support of her brothers and the women in their lives. However, the emotional scars her husband left her remain, with insecurities that continue to haunt her. So when twenty-seven-year-old tattoo artist Lachlan Bryson makes his interest in her known, she can't help but scoff at it. Why would a guy who looks like him be interested in a woman like her? She was twelve years older, had a child, and was not a size zero? But Lachlan sees far more than Quinn thinks. Now, not only does he hope to woo her into being with him but he hopes she sees herself the way he does.
This truly was a wonderful read, one that went beyond the usual aspects of romance, instead turning out to be a story of not only finding true love but embracing your true worth. The power of words is often underestimated, but when someone is repeatedly told that they aren't good enough or aren't up to whatever standard was set before them, it eats at you, and that's precisely what Quinn endured at the hands of her late husband. I loved seeing how she blossomed into a far more confident woman. While she had her family who loved her unconditionally and didn't fail to remind her how truly awesome she was, I think it took someone like Lachlan to really open her eyes because he wasn't related to her in any way, shape, or form. Speaking of Lachlan, could this guy be any more amazing than he was? From the moment he met Quinn and Kinsley--and his nicknaming her Mini Q--to his love and dedication even in the toughest of times, he was unforgettable in the best possible way. I may have only read four of Nikki Ash's books, but I feel like Through His Eyes is her at her best. This gets five-plus stars. ♥
Release Date: 07 September 2019
Date Read: 06 September 2019
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