Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
We once again revisit with Trevor who is the owner of a chain of car repair garages and who we met in book one, now we are at the same garage but this time the story revolves around Trevor’s manager Brent Berkheimer.
Brent has spent the last two years avoiding the fact that he is crazy about one of the mechanics, Scott Spearman. Scott is ten years younger than Brent and as Scott’s boss Brent has not pursued a relationship. Even though the two of them have flirted and teased each other Brent never let it go any further. Brent has lived with a secret from his past and is convinced he is a coward and not good enough for Scott.
After leaving work one night Scott in an accident. A car has hit him in the rear and sent him flying into the windshield. Brent rushed to the hospital and discovered that in addition to various injuries the worst was that Scott could not hear. Brent spends a lot of time with Scott trying to help him in anyway he can. He also lets himself reveal a little of how he feels about Scott now that he came close to losing him.
Scott has to learn an entire new way of living beginning with learning sign language and lip reading something that Brent is also willing to learn. Brent tries to help the police in finding who hit Scott and left the scene. Being the manager of a repair shop Brent knows other shops and inquires if anyone took in a car for front end damage and fits the description of the car that was seen.
Fortunately for Scott he has parents who support him totally and Trevor’s partner James who is blind has first hand experience of what it is like to have your life turned upside down and is able to give Scott some first hand advice.
A beautiful story of two men, one learning to live with deafness and one learning to let go of his past. The search for the man who hit Scott’s car leads to a very surprising conclusion and gives Scott another reason to question the people in his life. Of course as with so many of Mr. Grey’s books there is a lesson to be learned, he gives a very real look at how being deaf changes your life in just simple ways we with hearing take for granted.