Thursday, July 29, 2010
LOVE MEANS…NO BOUNDRIES by Andrew Grey
Book 2 in Love Means Series Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Date published: February 2010 ISBN: 978-1-61581-390-2 978-1-61581-389-6 (Electronic) 978-1615813896 (Paperback) M/M Contemporary Romance E-book/Paperback Reviewed by Dawn Obtained by Publisher Joey Sutherland has found a home on the farm owned by Geoff Laughton and his partner Eli. When a bad accident leaves him with scars, he retreats into himself, full of insecurities and pain. When Geoff’s aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey finds he is in for a huge surprise when he is roped into picking the young man up. Robert Edward Jameson surprises Joey by being friendly and outgoing, trying to experience life on the farm while being blind. Drawn to Robbie, Joey finds himself falling for the young man, knowing that when Robbie’s summer is up, he will go back to his home. Can Joey find a way to show Robbie that love has no boundaries? LOVE MEANS…NO BOUNDARIES is a well told story that will steal your heart from the beginning. We met Joey in LOVE MEANS…NO SHAME and in the next story of this enigmatic series, we find Joey all grown up, dealing with insecurities over an auto accident that left him scarred in the face and longing for love. Mr. Grey is one of my favorite authors in the M/M Genre. His stories are rich with unforgettable characters, a romance that leaves you smiling and a satisfying ending that leaves you sighing in pleasure. With each book I read from him, this is an author who just gets better and better in his writing. Meet Joey Sutherland, a young man full of scars-inside and out- and pain over the way his life went. After a serious motorcycle accident left him with a face full of scars, he retreats to the farm where he works. Lost within his world of anger, pain and despair, he finds himself roped into picking up a young man from the National Youth Symphony and finds something that will surprise even him-love. Robert Edward Jameson is a young man itching to go beyond what boundaries his blindness has given him. Both have issues to overcome but as the summer goes on, both will find a love worth fighting for-if they believe in themselves first. Joey and Robbie are two characters that touched a chord within me from the beginning of the book. Both had issues to deal with and when they start spending time together, they find a connection that bonds them-though it is fragile. When Robbie leaves to go back to his home, where everything is done for him, Joey tries to figure out if a life without Robbie is worth it or not. Multidimensional characters, fast moving storyline and tight writing make up LOVE MEANS…NO BOUNDARIES and the reader is drawn into the web this author weaves around them, emotions running the gamut of happiness, sadness and tears. Some interesting secondary characters keep the story flowing smoothly and I was intrigued to see if they would be in future books in this wonderful series. LOVE MEANS…NO BOUNDARIES is a story that will fill you with hope as two people fall in love and find that love eclipses the boundaries we place on ourselves. Mr. Grey delivers one heartfelt story that will touch a cord within you and when the last page is read, a smile will be on your face as Joey and Robbie find LOVE MEANS…NO BOUNDARIES. This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.