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.
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Tams gives this one 5 stars...
When Trevor sees James across the crowded room at a local bar, sparks fly. The self professed mans man that will never settle down, will spend his life fucking around with any guy lucky enough to be given his attention, finds a guy that is immune to all his charms. It's a foreign concept for Trevor when the beautiful man rebuffs his attention.
James has been blind since he was a child, but he can still see people. Their intentions, personality and attitude don't require eyes to define. James is anything but interested in Trevor. From the start, Trevor has to work hard for James to pay attention. And for the first time in a very long time, Trevor enjoys getting to know another man, dating, courting and growing quite attached to the blind man that seems to have staked a claim on the serial dater, without even trying.
I really enjoy stories where the Author does their homework, where the disability of a character is explored and well explained but it also doesn't define them. Grey has an uncanny ability to create beautifully broken and flawed characters, give them depth and meaning and bring their stories full circle by the end. I loved the slow burn with these two characters. There was no rush, no insta-love, just a genuine interest and old fashioned to some extent version of courting. Trevor had to prove himself to James, prove he would stick around no matter how hard things became. James had to deal with his own demons of the past that were bleeding over into his uncertain future with Trevor.
If you are a reader that simply loves stories where the happy ever after has to be fought for, hopeless romantic type of books, then you'll certainly love this latest from the master of hard fought romances... Andrew Grey.
“Is he really on something?”
“Yes. Ecstasy, I think. And he isn’t making good decisions and definitely shouldn’t drive.” Trevor caught the attention of one of the waiters and ordered another round with just a soda for himself. If he was going to be driving James home, something he hoped he’d be allowed to do, then he was going to be stone-cold sober. “Nothing is going to happen to you. I know you just met me, but you’re in good hands. I promise.” He was more concerned with making sure James was okay than anything else.
That thought made him pause. What the hell had happened to him? He’d come here to get laid, hopefully with someone as hot as James, and what was he doing? Playing the protector. This was completely new territory for him. He was the bad boy, taking what he wanted and walking away. He didn’t get to know the guys he slept with… well, fucked was a better term. He stayed aloof—that way he didn’t get hurt—and was up-front. They had some fun, nothing more. He never made promises to anyone. Yet here he was making promises to James that he had every intention of keeping.
“That’s very nice of you.” James turned his head as though he were looking around and then, finishing his drink, he stood. “We should all leave now.”
Brent’s hand stilled with his drink halfway to his lips as James took Trevor’s arm.
“Please lead me toward the door right away.” James practically pulled Trevor to his feet. “You too, Brent.”
Trevor wasn’t sure what the hurry was, but he downed his drink and led James toward the front door. As they got close, a bright light flashed from the back of the club and people started screaming. Trevor picked up the pace, half carrying James to the door and outside onto the sidewalk. Brent was right behind them, and Trevor guided James across the street as smoke poured out of the front door.
Alarms sounded and other doors around the side opened, the noise louder now as still more people poured out of the club.
James looked unsurprised. “I smelled smoke, probably from overheating wires, definitely electrical. It was getting worse.”
Other people hurried across the street, soaking wet, probably from the sprinklers coming on. More smoke poured out of the club as the building lights flashed and then went out, the water most likely shorting out the electrical system.
“I didn’t smell anything,” Brent said.
Trevor shook his head. He hadn’t either, but there were so many people and the place was filled with guys who’d bathed in every brand of cologne available. “Why didn’t you say anything when you said we needed to leave?”
“I didn’t want people to panic, and we needed to get out without being stomped.” James held Trevor’s arm tightly as people milled around them. “Can we go?”
“Yes.” Trevor turned to Brent. “Where’s your car?”
“A block that way. I should be good to go.”
Trevor hugged him. “Call me when you get home. I’m going to take James home. Talk to you soon.” He waved and guided James toward his car a block the other direction. He used his fob to unlock the door and helped James inside. Then he closed the door, went to his side, and got in. Trevor started the engine and asked James for his address, putting it into the GPS, and then he pulled out, turned the car around, and drove away.
Guest post with Author Andrew Grey...
I Loved the Senses series and really missed writing those stories. Heart Unseen is the first story in what I hope will be another series with that same feel. Like most stories, this one began with a question, but it wasn’t one I expected or thought was worthy of an entire story, but it persisted and once I wrote the first chapter I was hooked. This story began with one idea. What would it be like for a blind man to ride a motorcycle for the first time? I expected an answer of frightening or even excitement, but what I got was thrilling and a lot sexier and more erotic than I originally imagined. To write those scenes I tried to imagine what it would be like to feel the raw power of a motorcycle travelling a freeway speeds under me when I wasn’t able to see and could only feel everything around me and the one person I was holding onto. Let me just say that those scenes were something else. I hope you love heart Unseen and grow to love my characters as much as I did.
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