Title: Love Comes Unheard
Series: Senses, #5
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (200 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 14th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Garrett Bowman is shocked that fate has brought him to a family who can sign. He’s spent much of his life on the outside looking in, even within his biological family, and to be accepted and employed is more than he could have hoped for.
With Connor, who’s included him in his family, Garrett has found a true friend, but with the distant Brit Wilson Haskins, Garrett may have found something more. In no time, Garrett gets under Wilson’s skin and finds his way into Wilson’s heart, and over shared turbulent family histories, Wilson and Garrett form a strong bond.
Wilson’s especially impressed with the way Garrett’s so helpful to Janey, Connor and Dan’s daughter, who is also deaf. When Wilson’s past shows up in the form of his brother Reggie, bringing unscrupulous people to whom Reggie owes money, life begins to unravel. These thugs don’t care how they get their money, what they have to do, or who they might hurt.
Without the strength of love and the bonds of family and friends, Garrett and Wilson could pay the ultimate price.
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Review: Garrett Bowman is lost, alone and adrift. Looking for work, he winds up at the farm where Connor runs his woodwork business. Garrett was born deaf and rarely meets people who sign, so he’s equal parts elated and shocked to learn that Connor and his nuclear family all sign. Not only that, they accept Garrett into the fold straight away, give him a job, a home and a purpose.
Wilson Haskins is the temperamental butler that works for Connor and his family. He and Garrett share an instant connection. They are drawn to each other like moths to a flame. But Wilson is used to being guarded, reclusive and alone. The more time he spends with Garrett, the better he gets to know the troubled young man, the more he wants… more. But life has a way of getting in the way when happiness knocks on your door. Trouble usually isn’t far behind.
Garrett is a fantastic addition to this family. He was born deaf and has always felt like an outsider, so it was nice to see how Dan, Conner, Wilson and the kids accepted him into their lives without a second glance. What he lost with the one sense he makes up for in spades with the remaining ones. And then there is the long-suffering butler that seems content to be alone for the rest of his life. Some sort of penance he thinks he deserves. Once Garrett gets under his skin, he’ll stop at nothing to hold onto his second chance at happiness.
The Senses series is not only one of my favorite Grey series; it’s one of my favorite MM series. I love how all the characters connect in some way and how Grey takes individuals that have been classified as damaged or broken by society, and gives them hope, love and a family. While this story focuses mostly on Garrett and Wilson, their backgrounds and troubles slowly unfolding across every page, you also get to spend time with Dan, Connor and their brood of “throw away children” that they’ve adopted.
This is a wonderfully, passionate love story with a bite. Sometimes you have to reevaluate your priorities and fight for what you want, what you deserve. This is also the fifth book in a series and while it can be read as a stand-alone story, I would suggest at least reading book 4 so you have the full story for Dan, Connor and the kids and can follow along at the right pace.
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