The Senses series:
- Love Comes Silently (book #1) – click here for review
- Love Comes in Darkness (book #2) – in this review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.
When an argument with his boyfriend over that hard-won self-reliance leaves Howard stranded by the side of the road, assistance arrives in the form of Gordy Jarrett. Gordy is a missionary’s son, so helping others is second nature—and he does it in such an unassuming manner that Howard can’t say no.
Life is barely back on track when Howard receives shocking news: his sister died, leaving him her daughter to care for. Howard now faces his greatest challenge yet: for Sophia’s safety, he’ll need to accept help, but will he learn to accept it from Gordy, the one man who will not curb his independence?
So what did I think?
Andrew Grey has done it again, providing another beautiful story about facing the challenges in life and finding happiness.
Howard was born blind and his independence is extremely important to him. Early in the book he is thrown into a terrifying situation, being abandoned on the side of a highway by a boyfriend with a point to prove. By abandoning him, Cedric is trying to show Howard how much he needs help. Howard manages to contact his friends (Ken and Patrick from book 1, Love Comes Silently) but before they arrive, Gordy arrives on the scene and stays with Howard until his friends arrive. This is the start of a relationship between Howard and Gordy.
I liked the way Gordy was so accepting of a Howard’s situation, giving him support and freedom at the same time. He trusted that Howard was capable of taking care of himself while acknowledging the practicalities of not having sight.
While still establishing their relationship, things are thrown into chaos when Howard’s sister dies. Howard needs to deal with her death and arrange the funeral, but most importantly make some life changing decisions regarding his niece. Howard also reacts badly to Gordy’s actions when all Gordy is doing is providing the love and support as any boyfriend would do when a partner is going through a family trauma.
Love, heartache, friendship and a lovely happy ending!
“….Living with a blind person isn’t easy, and one with a child, no less. I hope you know that.”
Gordy held him tighter and then rolled them on the bed. “I know exactly what I am getting myself in for: a lifetime of love. That’s all I need; the rest isn’t important.”
To find out more about Andrew Grey and his books visit his website.
- Love Comes in Darkness – Andrew Grey (insightoutblog.wordpress.com)
- ★★★★★ Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey ★★★★★ (someonehastosetabadexample.wordpress.com)