Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
I know who Andrew Grey is and I have quite a few of his books on my to-be-read list, but it wasn't until I received an advanced reader copy of his latest release, Heart Unseen, that I was actually able to read something he'd written! This was a bit of angsty read, one that had to do with the love story between two twenty-six-year-olds who have experienced their own share of adversity but have managed to create lives for themselves and then discover love when with the person they least expect to find it with. It isn't overly long and I did read it one sitting.
Trevor Michaelson is used to getting any guy he wants with a glance and a smile. He knew how he looked physically was what men wanting to hook up with him, and he was more than willing to give them a few hours of his time, but that was all there was to it. No commitments, no relationships. He's got a successful business, his two best friends, and his father. What more could he want? That's a question that's answered when he notices a beautiful man sitting alone a club. Trevor wants him, but James isn't taken in by Trevor's good looks...because James is blind.
James Stewart lost his sight at a young age and he's relied heavily on the help of his family. Now, though, he's living independently and has his own routines and ways of dealing with his disability. Going to a noisy and crowded club may not have been a good idea, but he met Trevor because of it. He's heard all about Trevor's reputation for random and meaningless one-night stands, but it shouldn't matter to him. After all, why would someone like Trevor, who he's been told is undeniably hot, could have any guy he wants, be interested in someone like James?
Both Trevor and James are used to the lives they've been leading, but if they were totally honest with themselves, it was almost as if they were stuck in neutral. Yes, James had his independence, but he was lonely and had been made to believe by an ex that he was terrible in bed and would be nothing more than a burden to any man he was with. Trevor may have been skating by on his looks for years, but when he finally met someone he truly wanted, he had to learn how to date and truly get to know James, after having been out of practice since his only relationship.
I liked the main characters, and they had themselves a good set of supporting characters to make the story even more entertaining. I know this is a standalone, but I have this feeling that it is or could work well as a first in a series, especially since Trevor's two best friends seemed to be on the lookout for love and there was already a hint of interest between one best friend and one of Trevor's mechanics at one of the garages he owned. Overall, this was an enjoyable introduction to Andrew Grey's writing and it won't be the last read. Four stars for Heart Unseen. ♥
Release Date: 07 April 2017
Date Read: 06 April 2017
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