Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Love Comes Around
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Senses #4
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Review: I am not a huge fan of books with children, but I am a fan of Andrew Grey, so I decided to give this one a go…and I am so glad I did. It was just the perfect combination of sweet and sorrow, joy and sadness. The many emotions that this story makes you feel is immense, but it ends on such a positive note that you close the book with a smile on your face and hope inside your heart.
Dan is a man who has it all: career, house, and wealth, but he is also a man who is still suffering from a horrendous childhood, and no matter how successful he’s become, he still feels as if he isn’t worthy of love. Dan was a throwaway, one of those kids whose parents should have been neutered. He’s left without any family to take him in and floundering through the foster care system.
But Dan has a heart the size of Canada, and as much as he was denied as a kid, he gives two-fold to his two disabled adopted children. This is a man that you can’t help but fall in love with…and as much as Connor didn’t want that, he did it anyway. Connor’s history is eerily similar to Dan, so once they got to know each other, they really didn’t need to explain in too much detail their feelings about their pasts because they already knew. Dan and Connor were two men who were meant for each other.
The children, Lila and Jerry, broke my heart. How sad for them to not only be disabled, but to not have a family either. Watching the lives of Dan and Connor, and Lila and Jerry, was very heartwarming. Having the added benefit of Wilson was just the icing on the cake. These are people you want to know and be friends with, these are people who have seen the worst of mankind but instead of digging a hole and drowning in a pity party, they get back up and create the life that they want. Simply put, this is a beautiful story of love, and acceptance, and a devotion to family. I highly recommend this story for those who want a feel good story, but don’t mind working for it.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*