Two years ago Mico and his partner suffered a savage gay bashing that left Mico a quadriplegic—and ended his dreams of traveling the world as an archaeologist. Abandoned by the man he loved, he lives in isolation, tethered to his bed by the machines keeping him alive, with only his caretakers and immediate family as companions.
Assigned to interview Mico and uncover the story behind his assault and his refusal to identify his attackers, journalist Danny is unprepared for his reaction to the fragile enigmatic man. Mico is afraid to let Danny into his life, and Danny is unsure how to change his mind. Mico is also keeping secrets, and he isn’t the only one. Danny is determined to protect Mico, and he’s determined to show Mico that their feelings for each other can thrive amidst the mechanics of Mico’s existence.
If you enjoy romantic tales of heartbreak turned to hope, the life-affirming story of Danny and Mico will make you believe in the possibility of love for everyone—no matter what obstacles they face.
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Cat gives this one 5 Meows...
Love's Tethered Heart is a bittersweet story. Mico was a victim of a hate crime and interrupted before he was killed. Now he is hooked to a ventilator and catheter and feeding tube. He is paralyzed from the waist down. His family has taken on the tasks of taking care of him at home instead of a care facility.
Danny is commissioned to write a story on Mico. What he finds warms his heart. Danny finds a man that longs for love and life. In a few short weeks, Danny decides he wants to be a part of Mico's life, but it's not as easy as he thinks.
Love's Tethered Heart is beautifully written. I laughed, and I cried. Mico has a friend that is more like an adopted brother that was a victim of hate crime first blinded and abandoned by his family once they found he was gay. Mico called his parents, and they came from Albuquerque to Pennsylvania to get Adriane. Adriane's cute remarks about sight add a small touch of lightness to a very angsty story.
If you are looking for something different, a story of life, heartache and unlikely romance I highly recommend this story. It does have a satisfying Happy ending.
With a shriek heard from sea to shining sea when her first book, Heartache and Hope, was accepted for publication, C.L. began her journey into the world of storytelling. Having raised a husband and three children, C L. spends her free time reading and enjoying her life. After acquiring a wealth of experience in consumer and mortgage finance, software support, and nursing, C.L. is ready to nurture her creative muse.
A self-described romance novel junky who considers tequila a food group, C.L. began hearing voices and was alarmed until she realized there was a cast of characters banging around in her head, demanding their stories be told. Not wanting to let them down, she keeps her laptop nearby and her thesaurus handy.
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