Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Gig
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Speechless #2
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 24 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 22, 2013
Available Free at: Dreamspinner Press & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: An accident in Drew Clifton’s past left the former novelist with aphasia, unable to communicate through either speech or writing. Through sheer strength of will, he built a quiet but lonely life for himself. But now he’s fallen in love with Travis Miller.
Travis has his own issues—a permanent eye injury and unemployment. But he’s determined to help Drew find ways to engage and succeed again in the wider world, and a guitar-playing gig at a local coffeehouse seems like a good start.
Dylan Warner and Chris Nock happen to be in the audience that evening, and they have a few niggling problems of their own. Perhaps a chance meeting will provide solutions that might benefit all of them.
This is a lovely little follow up glimpse into the lives of Drew and Travis whom we met in Speechless. It is so nice to see these guys again, even if only for a short time. Everything I loved about these guys from their main story is present here.
Drew and Travis are living together, continuing their relationship. Travis is still unemployed, and while it is still a slight issue for Travis, it remains a non-issue for Drew. Here, we see Drew attempting to give his first public appearance playing his guitar with the complete support of Travis. It is still blatantly obvious how well these two are able to communicate regardless of their disabilities, which is what I loved most about their story. What would seem to be tiresome after a period of time, Travis just takes in stride as natural.
They meet another couple, Chris and Dylan (from Good Bones), who it seems will become good friends. They offer both Drew and Travis the promise of employment, with another gig for Drew and a potential machinist job for Travis.
This was extremely short, but it was free, and just a really nice little epiloge-esque story showing how these guys are getting along. If you loved them in Speechless, you’ll be sure to love seeing Travis and Drew again here.
Overall Impression: I really liked it