Book Review: Two Silent Cries by T.N. Tarrant

Reviewed by Susan65

30743594Title: Two Silent Cries
Author: T.N. Tarrant
Heroes: Micah Valery/Santiago Curtis
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 114 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Micah Valery meets veterinarian Santiago Curtis over Micah’s unconscious service dog.

Micah Valery is hearing impaired and unable to speak. As if that didn’t make life interesting enough, he also suffers from a panic disorder that regularly disrupts his life. With a wonderful assistance dog named Goldie, however, he manages to live independently, and comfortably.

When something goes wrong with Goldie, he meets Dr. Santiago Cruz, a veteran veterinarian with issues of his own to cope with. Still, the attraction is strong enough to explore, and a new romance blooms.
Enter Micah’s estranged family, attempting to deprive him of his inheritance.

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Review: Who knew something this sweet would appeal to me? Of course, I love animals, and I also love men in my stories with disabilities, so I had no doubt that I would be reading this book. What I did doubt was that it would be as enjoyable as it was.

Micah is deaf AND he has a debilitating panic disorder. Goldie, his service animal, is his lifeline. She’s such a great dog and watching her as she protects Micah, and then helping train her future replacement, Girlie, was so sweet. Remember now, I am not a person who likes overly sweet books, but this one was spot on and really worked for me.

The relationship between Micah and Santiago, the vet who cares for the animals, moves fast, but even they were super sweet and romantic. Too bad they both have demons to overcome, but between the support they give to each other, and the animals (now including two kittens), was just too adorable for words.

Now, don’t think this is all cotton candy and butterflies, nope, it’s not. There is a horrible family issue with Micah, and PTSD for Santiago that they both need to overcome. I believe it was those aspects that helped temper the sweetness and really brought this story to life. So I highly suggest you give this book a try, it surprised me how much I liked it and how easily I could let go of the things that didn’t work for me.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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