Blog Tour & Review: Love Comes Unheard by Andrew Grey
Title: Love Comes Unheard
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Senses Series
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Sept 18 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Garrett Bowman is shocked that fate has brought him toa family who can sign. He's spent much of his life on theoutside 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’sskin 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, liffe 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.
Sara's Review - Three Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Love Comes Unheard in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book I've read by Andrew Grey, the first being Saving Faithless Creek. I really enjoy the characters that Andrew brings us and how vulnerable and real he makes them. They aren't perfect, they have problems and insecurities and Andrew brings that to his stories. Garrett is such a character. Not only is he a gay man but he is also deaf. Being hearing impaired has made Garrett feel like an outsider most of his life, even with his own family. This really gave me insight on what life is like for the hearing impaired. Our world is designed for people who can hear, I honestly never appreciated their strength and courage until this book. Luckily Garrett finds friends with people who can sign because they have a daughter who is deaf. This part of the story was all romance and fantasy, but I still really liked it. In real life you are going to be hard pressed to find a family that will take a stranger off the street and give them a job and a place to stay. Especially a room in their home. It would be nice if we still lived in that world where you could. The family that takes Garrett in has a butler named Wilson and pretty much from the start there is attraction between Garrett and Wilson. I didn't really care for Wilson the way I did Garrett and so their, coming together was just OK for me. I did enjoy the suspense that went along with the story. I wish we would have gotten a bit more. Overall it was a good read that is sweet yet unrealistic. But hey, who wants realistic in their romance.
“They seem so nice,” Garrett signed. Wilson figured Garrett was more comfortable signing than talking. “And the job offer is almost too good to be true.” Color rose in Garrett’s cheeks.
“Dan and Connor are amazing men. They care about their family above all else,” Wilson answered. “They built their family.” Wilson paused and thought about how to say what he wanted to. “Dan adopted Lila and then Jerry. Together they adopted Janey. They have huge hearts.”
Garrett nodded. “I see that.”
“There’s more to it than that, but I can’t explain it to you. Dan is someone you have to get to know to understand. He’s extraordinary.” Wilson couldn’t explain without sounding ridiculous that Dan had the ability to see beyond the outside and to help the people in his life reach their potential. Some people might call it meddling, and Dan did that sometimes too, but mostly he brought out the best in people. “Trust me.” Wilson smiled, and Garrett smiled back.
“Okay, I will,” Garrett signed, and he seemed a little less nervous as he drank his water.
Wilson needed to look away and go back to work. Garrett had a way of smiling that made him look like a cross between a puppy and a hot man. He was puppy guy. Wilson had only been with him a few hours, but Garrett seemed to carry a huge weight on his shoulders. But when he smiled, that weight lifted away and he looked much younger and… puppy like. Someone you wanted to play with and roll around on the floor with. Wilson definitely wanted to roll on the floor with Garrett—but not to play puppy games, that was for sure.
Wilson’s job was to look after Dan’s house, and his duties did not extend to having lusty thoughts about the guy who would be helping Connor at the farm. He did not allow his workand love life to mix. Not anymore. That had happened once, and he wouldn’t put himself through that again. He had learned that lesson well.
He went back to finishing up his work. Dan and Connor were with the kids, and once the kitchen was clean, Wilson could go to his room and have a few hours of quiet time before he went to bed. He ran a cloth over the granite to clean the counter and then hung it up. Then he poured himself some coffee and sat at the table. Going to his room sounded good, but he didn’t want to leave Garrett sitting alone.
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.