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Release Day Review: Heart Unseen by Andrew Grey
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About the Author
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, visiting every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Andrew adores meeting people from cowboys, to executives, artists, police officers and everyone in between. 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 also hates laundry, cooking, and cleaning. Luckily he has a husband who does that for him so he can keep 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.
April 07, 2017
epub, mobi, pdf
Read the excerpt at Dreamspinner Press.
As a stunningly attractive man and the owner of a successful chain of auto repair garages, Trevor is used to attention, adoration, and getting what he wants. What he wants tends to be passionate, no-strings-attached flings with men he meets in clubs. He doesn't expect anything different when he sets his sights on James. Imagine his surprise when the charm that normally brings men to their knees fails to impress. Trevor will need to drop the routine and connect with James on a meaningful level. He starts by offering to take James home instead of James riding home with his intoxicated friend.
For James, losing his sight at a young age meant limited opportunities for social interaction. Spending most of his time working at a school for the blind has left him unfamiliar with Trevor's world, but James has fought hard for his independence, and he knows what he wants. Right now, that means stepping outside his comfort zone and into Trevor's heart.
Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he'll have to deal with the pain of his past.
Another Great Read from Andrew Grey
Andrew Grey has a way with disability-based (or differently-abled) romances, and Heart Unseen slots nicely into the group. James was wonderful! Self-sufficient and determined to stay that way, his character was sweet, funny, genuine, and stern when needed. I didn’t think I was going to particularly like Trevor based on the first line of the summary, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn he wasn’t a complete schmuck. Rather, his character was caring, sweet, determined, and irrevocably drawn to the man who couldn’t have cared less about Trevor’s physical attributes.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching these characters come together. The plot was stable throughout with no major surprises to knock the reader out of the story. The chemistry between the two men was undeniable, yet the romance was slow blooming, allowing for feelings to come into play before they took anything further.
The author’s description of how the visually impaired interact with their world was incredible! Textures rather than colors, sounds as conversation and action cues, and smells that a sighted person would most likely never give thought to. Without sight to lend people credibility, James had to rely on other cues while also being forced to accept that trust was a given rather than earned, and he accepted that he would not always be treated well or indeed, even be desirable to a sighted person.
The only aspect that bothered me was the miscommunication between the characters midway through the book. It felt disingenuous that James, for whom communication is vital, would simply walk away rather than discuss events that bothered him. However, that is such a small part of the book that while it bothered me, it didn’t throw me out of the story.
I most definitely recommend Heart Unseen with four solid stars. If you have the opportunity to pick it up and read it, you won’t be disappointed.
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