Bethany reviews ‘Love Comes Around’ by Andrew Grey (Published by Dreamspinner Press on September 19th, 2014)
Why I read this book: We were offered this book in exchange for an honest review. That and I reviewed the first 3 in audio so I HAD to read this one.
A Senses Series Story
Dan was a throwaway child and learned to take care of himself in foster care. As an adult, he devotes his life to the business he started and his heart to raising children no one else wants. Dan has already adopted six-year-old Lila, who walks on crutches, and then decides to adopt eight-year-old Jerry, who suffers from MD and is confined to a wheelchair.
Also abandoned as a child, Connor ended up on his own and retreated into himself. He works as a carpenter and woodcarver and is the perfect man to ensure Dan’s home becomes wheelchair accessible.
When Dan hires Connor, neither of the men are ready to open their hearts to the possibility of love. As they learn how much they have in common, both of them must weigh the possibility of family and a future against the risks of getting hurt again.
This book was just what I needed at the moment and a must read.
Oh man I was 7% into this one and I was crying, it was so beautiful, and it wrecked me emotionally. I didn’t think any of them could top book one, seeing as how it has been my favorite but I think this one is right up there with it. If you read my review for book three you will know that I have a hard time reading a book with kids that have an illness. But this one is so different. Adopting/fostering is something that I myself have looked into. So this one will hold a very special place in my heart.
Dan is they kind of man that you fall helplessly in love with from the beginning. He is the take charge, gets what he wants yet when you get to now him, you realize he would give you the shirt off his back. He was absolutely a joy to read about and find out what made him tick. Connor, oh how I wanted to hug him tightly. You can see how much he hurts and how hard he tries not to let himself rely on anyone but himself. Yet you can also see how much he wants to let someone take care of him, he is just so afraid of feeling that only to have it ripped away from him. The two were brilliant together.
Watching Connor and Dan fall in love with each other was beautiful and frustrating at the same time. They both fought it so hard out of fear of being hurt and they complement each other so well that it upsets you to see them fight so hard to avoid a relationship. But when they finally stopped resisting oh how wonderful it made me feel. Dan is able to give Connor that feeling of someone to take care of him and keep him safe, and Connor gives Dan the feeling of that the family he created is complete. And they both are so wonderful with the kids that it left me with the biggest smile on my face. Oh and throw in Wilson his butler/friend/family and a visit or two from Ken, Patrick and Hanna and it was like icing on the cake.
I loved this book, it was low angst with lots of emotion, full of heart and a truly beautiful story. Andrew writes breathtaking love stories where you fall in love with the characters and you root for them, wanting nothing but good things for them. This was a wonderful addition to the Senses Series. A series I know I will be re-reading often.
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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.