A Jar of Dreams by Clarissa Cartharn

A Jar of Dreams - Clarissa Cartharn

Book – A Jar of Dreams

Author – Clarissa Cartharn

Publication Date – 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger – Hmmm? God, I hope so
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars


Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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.

My Thoughts - Story
So I went into this book not expecting very much from the ratings, but I was surprised and amazed at how quickly I connected with the characters.


Anne is a strong character and despite her disability, she is sweet, caring and lovable. Eric may have made many bad choices in his life, but shit…he really deserved the love of Anne.


Dual POV’s is always a plus in my ratings along with strong heroines and lovable hero’s (even if they can be considered bad guys).


My feelings about this book range from…



to mid way through the book...



but then at the ending I was...






So, you can see why I didn’t rate this a full 5 stars!


Now to get to the ending…part of me wants to believe that a second book will null and void any animosity I have toward Ms. Cartharn for the pain she caused me with that twist of fate.


Personal Note to Author: You better redeem yourself in the next book – I want more of Eric!


What do you get when you cross an assassin with a blind woman who has a heart of gold?


You get an emotional love story full of surprises and “ahh” moments.


Eric first saw Anne when they were children and was instantly mesmerized by her. Years later running from a botched job that was meant to set him up, he sees Anne again living alone. Looking for a place to hide out and wanting to know more about his childhood crush, he places himself into her life.


But a love affair between the two of them comes with obstacles – those that consist of her father who has other plans for Anne and a bounty set on Eric’s head.


Will these two fight the odds and find their happily ever after?


Reason for Reading – Author Request

Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam –  4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

HEA (Spoiler) – 

Ummm? Not so far

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Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – Anyone who enjoys a love story with a bunch of angst