October 1st, 2012
Contemporary Gay (M/M) Romance
Reviewed by Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Comes-Silently-Andrew-Grey/dp/1623800080/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352054777&sr=1-1&keywords=Andrew+Grey
Obtained by Author
For Ken Brighton, caring for his sick daughter who has cancer is stressful enough. Add in that he is alone doing this after his partner leaves him, well let’s just say Ken is just going day by day, trying to make sure his daughter, Hanna will survive to see another day. Then mysterious packages on the doorstep has Ken wondering- is it his ex trying to get back together with him or is it something else? Who is leaving these wonderful surprises for Hanna?
Meeting his neighbor, Patrick, a strong silent man, who has become a wonderful friend to both him and Hanna. But there is something about him that draws Ken in even as he struggles against the fears that this disease will rob him of his bright light, Hanna. Now the dice are cast and it’s up to fate to decide Hanna’s fate but for Ken and Patrick, sometimes the silence means more than words and love can be blinding if you look beneath the surface.
Andrew Grey delivers another wonderful story that leaves you in tears. The slow build up between Patrick and Ken is wonderful to behold as these two friends slide into love, a love so unexpected that it takes both by surprise. With his trademark style, Mr. Grey writes a poignant story full of ups and downs, heartbreaks and joys. This is a story that will touch every part of your heart, make you weep in despair then laugh a few pages later. Here is a master storyteller at work, where he can draw a reader in, captivate them completely and then without them knowing it, steal their heart in one fell swoop. The story flows swiftly, with a few twists that had me on the edge of your seat and the ending will leave you with tears in your eyes. LOVE COMES SILENTLY is more than two people falling in love, it’s about friendship, love and family. About finding that to live a full life, you need to risk your heart even if you know it will hurt you in the end. LOVE COMES SILENTLY is all that and more. Mr. Grey delivers a strong, emotional story that made me breathless and totally engrossed till the very end.
Meet Ken and his adopted daughter, Hanna. Ken is trying to deal with Hanna’s cancer diagnosis and keeping her spirits up while she gets treatment when his partner decides he needs to leave him and Hanna. Mark is a character that had me wanting to smack and he didn’t endear me at all throughout the book either. Ken and Hanna stole my heart and when silent Patrick came onto the scene, you knew there was something magical happening. Friendship turns to something more but as you are thrust into Hanna’s life and death struggle, through deliberating treatments and the awful reality that your little one may not live to see Halloween, Christmas or any other day, let’s just say it’s a powerful feeling to have. The characters are multi-dimensional, vulnerable and enjoyable. Mr. Grey lets them come across in all their flawed gory and though I had an issue with Mark’s treatment of Ken and Hanna, overall, this is a story that is about three people and how love really can walk into your life, silently and without you even knowing it was there until it smacks you in the face one day.
LOVE COMES SILENTLY may be a departure from Mr. Grey’s regular stories but this is a powerful story in itself for it is about a life and death struggle, of watching three people fall into a friendship then into love, it’s about life, faith and above all, love in all it’s many splendid varieties. Mr. Grey delivers a true testimonial of the power of love even as people go through rough things such as leukemia and other issues plaguing the world today. This is truly one of his best works to date and I am eager to see what else this author has in store for his readers in the future. If you are looking for a heart felt story that sweeps you away, then grab a hold of LOVE COMES SILENTLY and make sure to have a box of tissues handy-I can attest you will need it.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement