Sunday, December 01, 2013

Reviewing two books by Andrew Grey

Love Comes Silently (Senses #1) by Andrew Grey 5*
BLURB: Caring for a loved one with cancer is tough. Doing it alone is overwhelming—especially when that loved one is a child. But ever since Ken Brighton’s partner left him, Ken has spent his days at the hospital with his daughter, Hanna, hoping for a miracle. Maybe the mysterious care packages that appear for Hanna don’t qualify, but they bring a spark of hope into his and Hanna’s tired life—and so does Ken’s neighbor, former singer Patrick Flaherty.
For two years Patrick hasn’t been able to focus on anything but the life he should have had. An injury robbed him of his voice, and the idea of introducing himself to new people intimidates him. But over the past months, he’s watched as his neighbor nursed his sick child, and once he meets Ken, Patrick starts to crave a life with him—a life he isn't sure he can have.
Ken doesn’t realize he’s fallen in love until the doctors send Hanna home, saying there’s nothing more they can do: Hanna will either recover or succumb. Ken’s heart is set on a new beginning—with both Patrick and Hanna. But Patrick's silence leaves Ken wondering what Patrick wants.

Love Comes In Darkness (Senses #2)by Andrew Grey 5*
BLURB: Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.
When an argument with his boyfriend over that hard-won self-reliance leaves Howard stranded by the side of the road, assistance arrives in the form of Gordy Jarrett. Gordy is a missionary’s son, so helping others is second nature—and he does it in such an unassuming manner that Howard can’t say no.
Life is barely back on track when Howard receives shocking news: his sister died, leaving him her daughter to care for. Howard now faces his greatest challenge yet: for Sophia’s safety, he’ll need to accept help, but will he learn to accept it from Gordy, the one man who will not curb his independence?

My Review (on both books: )
I have found an author that has managed to transport me to some unlikely places. His books are wonderfully empathic and whilst reading them you find yourself experiencing all the problems that come with the inability to talk (Senses #1) or being blind (Senses #2). In Love Comes in Silence there was the added heartbreak of Hanna and her terrible ordeal with Cancer. I loved the characters and the way they overcame what most would see as insurmountable problems. To top of the great emotional ride there is the lovely romance. In Love Comes In Darkness there is another little girl who pulls at the heartstrings plus we get to meet all the characters from book one as well. I loved catching up with them but the romance of Howard and Gordy takes centre stage and is as good as book one. I can't wait to see what Mr Grey will give us next in this series. I for one have it on my wishlist already (under not yet written?).

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