Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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.
I could have read this story without any title page, and I still would have known I was reading an Andrew Grey book. The author’s sweet nature, his optimistic outlook on life, and his wholesomeness shine through the story of a young blind man and the hot guy who seems to be crushing on him.
James lost his sight by age twelve, and though his mother continues to treat him as if he’s helpless, he’s not, and he’s out with a friend at a gay bar as the story opens. Unfortunately, he’s been pretty much abandoned at a table by himself so is pretty lonely looking when Trevor—muscular, handsome, can-get-any-guy-he-wants Trevor—stops by to flirt. Perplexed as to why he’s not making an impression on the cute, blond guy who’s not with anyone, Trevor observes from across the room. It’s not until his friend clues him in to the fact that the guy appears to be blind, that Trevor heads back over again.
The funny thing is that Trevor isn’t interested in scoring so much as he is in getting to know the cute guy. And that’s what happens when Trevor drops everything to escort James home when James’s ride comes back intoxicated. And from there, the guys begin to form a bond of friendship. James is used to being abandoned and being made to feel less than what others want, a sentiment enforced by his former boyfriend—the only guy he ever seriously dated. But Trevor is interested, and in fact, Trevor gains great pleasure from doing things that make James happy, such as taking him for a motorcycle ride or driving go-karts.
There’s drama in the form of a con pulled on Trevor by one of his former managers. He owns several auto repair businesses and has found out one manager embezzled over fifty thousand dollars. There’s not much James can do to help, but he does his best by making calls to customers who have an outstanding balance. No matter what happens, James is supportive of Trevor, and Trevor is there for James, whether or not James’s mother approves of their budding relationship.
This is a sweet, down-to-earth story of two guys who fall in love, their families, their work lives, and ultimately the danger they face from the “bad guy.” As many of this author’s past stories have done, this one features an MC who may be labeled legally as disabled, but is quite strong in character and highly deserving of the love coming his way.
Of course, this is Andrew Grey, so they get their HEA, leaving this reviewer feeling warm and fuzzy in the area of my heart and with a smile on my face. It’s a great book to provide a quick mood pickup. Recommend it to all lovers of MM romance.