Fade In

Fade In

by M. Mabie

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496035158
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She loves reading and writing romance. M. is an active member of the Indie Author Romance Chicks. She cares about politics, but will not 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. In fact, if you listen very closely you can probably hear her flapping her gums.

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Fade In 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so cute and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and story line! Bring on the next one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters. Emotional at times. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars Slow-moving story has the requisite elements for 2015: labored, tiresome sex scenes, impossibly crude dialogue, a foul-mouthed heroine and her BFF; the non-plot slows to a halt after the first third of the book. Repetitive and dull. The hero's secret is obvious very early on; by the time the heroine overreacts to it, the reader is ready to move on. Without the gross language and cell phones, this could have been written in the 1950s. A formulaic and predictable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book. She knew her faults, owned them, recognized them and eventually developed enough to fix them. And she did it with a sassy hilarious attitude. Ben was sweet, kind and adorable. It had a good pace that kept me reading. It got a few chuckles outta of me and several smiles. Great writing style - a new author I'll definitely start following.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No suprises. Predictable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good emotional roller coaster read. I didn't expect it. Its a different kind of story that made me laugh at her sassy attitude. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, the characters are witty and funny. This book kept me very interested till the end. Can't wait for the next book by this author.
fanofallbooks86 More than 1 year ago
Such an original idea! So many books today have the standard form. Heroine meets Hero. The fall in love, troubled pasts break them up, they resolve their issues. BAM! Happily Ever After. This book wasn’t that, and I loved it for that! I could recite the synopsis for you but I won’t. You don’t need me to tell you that this book broke the mold. I will tell you that it was a fight, a fight to live not just survive. Life is so much what you make it and Tatum learns this through her journey with Ben’s help along the way. M. Mabie has a FANTASTIC book under her belt that kept me intrigued and captivated from beginning to end. Give this non-traditional romance a chance, I promise you won’t regret it!
EMAReads More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.  Just loved it.  Witty and clever banter, snarky foul mouth Tatum, her hilarious brother Cooper, her bff Winnie, the office staff and not to forget the incredibly delicious and smart Ben. The story is told from Tatum’s POV- she has slowly deteriorating sight and she’s pissed.  Rightly so.  But she is also completely resistant to the idea of preparing for what may come.  Enter Ben. He knows what she needs before she asks.  And the chemistry between them is epic.  But he’s her assistant- off limits.  Until he’s not. In Ben she finds a partner.  With him she can focus on her work and her life falls into line.  Yeah, she has questions- like is Ben really a spy??-but being with him feels good.  Feels right. I love how as she fell deeper she started to get why everyone liked love.  And Tatum in love is a hilariously wondrous thing. Ben and Tatum together- their passion is intense.  Their reactions honest. When all the secrets are revealed Tatum has to deal with life on her own terms. Has to decide if that includes Ben. Has to believe that what you see is not always what is there, and what is there you may not be able to see. The prologue and epilogue are PERFECT.  PERFECT I tell you.  Story line is fast paced- as are the characters lives. A truly amazing debut novel from an author I can’t wait to read more from.
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak Tatum Elliot had lived her life the way she wanted it. She is a force to be reckon with and I love her to death. She is by no means boring. She has a mouth that can put a sailor to shame, and she knows what she wants in life. She had everything: a good job, a great apartment, and a zest for life. But there is one thing though, something she has no power over with – she was about to lose her vision. How can an independent person with a very strong personality lives her life when her vision starts to fade? I know it would be hard. Heck. She is one stubborn woman who likes to do stuffs her own way. She knows how to make a clean break, and breaking up with her boyfriend of two-years Kurt (which is by the way the most awesome break-up move I have ever read) gave her some realizations. She rarely let people in and do things for her. She was fine on her own. UNTIL NOW. She was a train-wreck waiting to happen. Bruises from bumping into things she can’t see on her peripheral visions starts to get many. She refused therapy, and blind school and opted for a personal assistant and a driver instead. Then here comes Ben Harris, the yummy-looking guy who became her new personal assistant who seemed too over qualified for the job and knows her needs before she even opens her mouth. He was perfect, and he was too dangerous for her libido. She tried to fight it off- as hard as she can – rationalizing about the employee-employer relationship. But his good heart, his charms, his sexiness was just too much for her. For an independent person, she craves for him more and more. But Ben is keeping something from her, and she knew it deep down. There was an air of mystery to this guy. And whatever it is, I’m was also curious. I have a feeling I know this guy… Stubborn might not be apt to describe Tatum, I need a much stronger adjective for this woman. I have never met someone more independent and more afraid than her. It was hard watching her fight of the help that was offered to her, half of her was still in denial that she was losing her sight, and that reality wasn’t an easy pill to swallow. Thank goodness for Ben who arrived at the right time, trying to make things easy for her. That’s why it was just too easy to fall in love with this guy. Not just he was handsome, but he was sweet as well. He was caring, generous, and thoughtful. What more can she ask for? And when the secret was finally out – I knew she’d bail! I knew she’d kicked him out, although I wished she wouldn’t and she’d have listened to his explanations. But she was hurt and she felt betrayed. Yet, I think this is where I loved Ben the most – because he gave her space and he waited. He knew she needed it and will eventually come around. His patience can match her stubbornness, and that’s why these two are just perfect for each other. Fade In has a compelling storyline that kept my eyes wide open throughout the wee hours of the morning. M. Mabie wrote a great novel with a set of characters you won’t forget, starting with Tatum. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me fall in love, it made me swoon, it made me hot, it made me want to wake up and finish every single page, wondering how will this all end, and wondering who Ben really is. Fate has really it's own way of making you believe in love, and bringing you back to the person you are meant to be with. I’m sure M.Mabie will get a whole lot of fans after reading her first novel! "Tatum, just because something is in the dark doesn’t mean it won’t shine." ¿Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿
LJ111970 More than 1 year ago
This book is witty and funny and her sarcasm is at times hilarious. I like the way it starts and we meet all the characters and the connection is great but I found myself slightly disconnected from Ben and wanted a little more from him. He came across as kind of soft to me (great but soft). There is a break up scene between 2 people that is downright funny as hell! I would love to have seen the look on his face and I sure as hell wouldn't want to piss her off! Watching Tater get through her ordeal and how she deals with it, her fear and adjustment is beautiful. I love the support she gets from her family and her friends. As I said above the characters are great and I look forward to reading more about them in future. Seriously lol - you need to read this book. It's a beautiful story of someone that struggles through change and health issues and learns to deal with a life that she didn't choose. Huge secrets are exposed along the way and she needs to deal with those along with her health.
FizzaYounis More than 1 year ago
A touching and humorous story about a girl who is slowly losing her sight and a guy who can help her deal with it. I loved Tatum and Ben. They've become one of my very favourite fictional couple. Overall this book is well written with a good plot and likable characters. Tatum has a successful career and her life is not so bad either. Unfortunately she has a disease because of which she is loosing her eyesight. Her doctor advises her to un-complicate her life and get some help. She is absolutely against therapy. But decided to hire PA. She is an independent woman who does not like accepting help from others. She realises this when she broke up with him. But she doesn't regret it and they both think it to be the best decision for them. On the day she was interviewing for personal assistant, Ben knocks on her door and although she thought he was overqualified and may be a little too sure of himself, still she hires him. Ben is a good guy and very helpful. Both are really attracted to each other and well we can imagine where that was headed..... The book is so good that it made me emotional. There were a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. Its a heartwarming story which all romance lovers will enjoy immensely.
ckwlofton More than 1 year ago
Thanks to the author, I was allowed to read a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. This was a very sweet story about a woman who is struggling with maintaining her independence while life has given her a reason to be dependent. Tatum has always been independent and isn't willing to give that up with the loss of her vision. When Ben comes into her world as her assistant, she struggles with not only giving up her independence but with her growing attraction to Ben. As Ben and Tatum grow closer to each other, you begin to realize that there is something going on with Ben. Tatum senses as much but doesn't push the issue to find out. The relationship that the two share is a very sweet story and you see the growth in Tatum as she begins to allow herself to not only open up to Ben but to be willing to give some of her independence away. Tatum's character is a delightful treat thanks to her consistent one-liners. Her sarcastic, humorous attitude is one of my favorite parts of the book. When Tatum finally finds out the secret Ben has been hiding, all of her personal growth disappears. I enjoyed this book. It felt a little long at times until the end and then when Tatum's world seems to fall apart, the book makes a jump and seems to proceed a little rapidly. Other than that, I enjoyed the story. Four stars for this sweet story.