Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Dean Milford has a car restoring business out of the garage at his home and when he had the opportunity to purchase an old Cobra with the chance of restoring it to its past glory he jumped at the chance giving little or no thought to the fact that it would take a lot of time and money to put it back they way it should be. His business is hardly keeping a roof over his head and a night out with his friends Trevor and Brent would fix his professional problems. Trevor the owner of various garages and who we have met before offers Dean the opportunity of a life time, partnership in his new business of restoring cars and bringing the Cobra back to life and using it to display the work they do.
With his business problems behind him he now has to deal with his personal ones, finding his boyfriend in bed with another man set him adrift for the past three years going from one, one night stand to another with no thought of a relationship that would be long lasting. Now he sees his friends happily married and begins to want the same thing but his last three years have left him feeling old and worn out. He has always had an eye for Lee Studer who works for Trevor but Lee is blind and young.
Lee was in previous books in this series and he works alongside Scott who is deaf. They make an amazing team with Lee as Scott’s voice and Scott as Lee’s eyes. Now with the new business starting Trevor and Dean want Scott and Lee to work on repairing the mechanics of the restored cars while Dean restores the body. The very idea of working on a Cobra excites both Lee and Scott and working with Dean has the same effect on Lee as the car.
Someone is causing trouble for Lee when his tools are messed with, as a blind man he goes by feel and knows where everyone of his tools should be and if that wasn’t enough someone actually pushed his entire tool box into a pit crushing it and sending his tools all out of place. Dean and Trevor go all out to correct the situation and make Lee feel safe again and in spite of the age difference and the fact that Dean feels unworthy of Lee’s love they grow close.
Lee has a constant fight on his hands with his mother always trying to protect him and wrap him in a cocoon. He lost his sight five years ago and every day is a fight to gain his independence. A simple act of going to the bathroom at a club becomes a dangerous situation for him. When offered help and a drink and being unable to see Lee accepts believing it is one of his friends, unfortunately it wasn’t and he came close to being drugged and kidnapped.
This is a wonderful story by an author who has the ability to make the reader feel the pain and fear associated with being blind. Simple things like eating without making a mess, looking into the eyes of the one you love and being able to do everything you want without help. Lee, in spite of his blindness fights for what he wants, fights his mother who doesn’t want him with an older man, fights with Dean who keeps pulling away because he doesn’t feel worthy. This is a book like all the others in this series filled with amazing men who fight to overcome unbelievable hardship and come out winners.
If you have read Mr. Grey’s books before then you don’t need a review to know you are in for a story that will touch you in so many ways.