Book 3 of the Senses series …
Title: Love Comes Home
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Max Lahnen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.
Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened – Davey can no longer see.
With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.
My View – Story:
Few authors can pen sentimental, character driven stories quite like Andrew Grey. His Senses series is filled with loving tenderness, as well as truly likable characters facing tremendous personal adversity. Love Comes Home is no exception.
Greg is a man accustomed to being in charge, but he’s faced with his young son, Davey’s, impending blindness and he’s helpless to stop Davey’s descent into darkness. He’s met Tom, a truly great guy, and he likes him a lot, but he’s doubtful that Tom wants to become involved with a man with such a complicated personal life. However, Tom’s true decency and sincerity shine through when he helps to find a way for baseball-loving Davey to remain an active participant in the game despite losing his sight. Tom’s caring for Davey proves to be the key to Greg’s heart, and soon Tom, Greg, and Davey have formed a loving family despite the unwelcome interference of Davey’s mother about Greg’s decisions about Davey’s health.
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again here: I find it impossible to dislike most of the main characters in one of Andrew Grey’s Senses stories. Both Greg and Tom are strong, sincere and caring men who welcome love and the promise of forever. Grey’s children characters are perfectly imperfect – sweet and determined Davey faces the loss of his sight bravely and embraces the opportunity to rejoin his beloved game of baseball.
The Love Comes Home story is good, the characters are appealing, and the happily ever after is rewarding. It is all a bit predictable, and there are few plot twists or surprises, but overall Love Comes Homes is a fine bit of heartwarming romance with the added bonus of personal triumph over adversity.
My View – Narration:
Max Lahnen is a well established narrator of m/m romance audiobooks, and his narration style is definitely appealing. I like that his representation of individual characters is distinguishable, but not overly dramatized. I always enjoy listening to Lahnen, and his narration certainly enhances the experience of enjoying Love Comes Home.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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