The newest in Andrew Grey’s Senses Stories …
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
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.
Andrew Grey again brings another story of people overcoming great obstacles in his latest story in the Senses Series, Love Comes Around. In this story, financially successful Dan has recently adopted one handicapped little girl, and he is adding a wheelchair bound young boy to his growing family. He hires local carpenter, Connor, to make his home wheelchair accessible for little Jerry. Connor, who is supportive of the local home where these orphans previously lived, is familiar with the children and they are thrilled to see him.
Dan and Connor remember each other from their high school, and both bear the scars of childhoods filled with foster homes and abandonment. They are attracted to each other, and begin to spend time together with the children. It is through the development of trust that they work through their mutual fears of abandonment and hurt and create a loving relationship.
I suppose it’s impossible not to like most characters in one of Andrew Grey’s Senses stories, and Love Comes Around is another of Grey’s character driven stories. The story is touching and heartwarming, the characters likable, and there is a lovely happily ever after ending.
This isn’t a perfect story, and the flawlessness of the characters is a little much. Dan is rich and the reader is repeatedly reminded that he has the biggest heart of anyone around. He adopts handicapped older children, and proceeds to happily dote on them. Connor also adores these children, and gives of his time and talent to support the orphanage. There is a manservant/child care giver who is the perfect Mr. Poppins. The two women who run the orphanage are selfless and giving. Dan and Connor together are the perfect couple – two men who both want commitment and a family. The little girl, Lila, is simply adorable, and artistically talented Jerry is so sweet that I want to reach through the computer screen and pinch his little imaginary cheeks.
Love Comes Around is an uplifting and moving story about people overcoming their challenges to find happiness. Dan and Connor overcome their childhoods to find love and family, and the children Lila and Jerry overcome their physical limitations to have fulfilling and creative lives filled with the love of their new family. Anyone who has enjoyed the previous installments in the Senses series should not miss Love Comes Around. The story isn’t one filled with action or much angst, but it is one that will surely reaffirm the innate wonder in the love and acceptance of family.
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