Rating: 4 stars out of 5
The attraction between Brent Berkheimer and Scott Spearman peels the wallpaper, but Brent is Scott’s boss, and they’re both too professional to go beyond flirting. Their priorities realign after Scott is badly injured in an accident that costs him his hearing, and Brent realizes what is truly important… he wants Scott.
Scott pushes Brent away at first, fearing a new romance will just add to his problems, but perhaps he will find unexpected strength and solace in Brent’s support as he struggles to communicate with the world in a new way.
Just as they decide the chance of a happy future together is worth the risk, Scott and Brent discover darker challenges in their way—including evidence that the “accident” Scott suffered may not have been so accidental.
This was another great story and it takes place about two years after Heart Unseen. Brent has tried to keep his distance from Scott to avoid any problems at work or to weigh him down with an older man. Scott has flirted with Brent but since nothing has ever gone further feels that Brent isn’t interested.
Brent has been trying to figure out what to do about his attraction to Scott and the accident quickly puts things in perspective. Scott is overwhelmed with healing from the accident and being treated as breakable that he isn’t sure he has that strength to try a relationship.
This story is told from both characters’ point of view so we are able to see their thoughts and feelings. Brent has kept his personal doubts from everyone, even his best friends and mother, for so long he doesn’t even know how to vocalize them. I loved Brent’s conviction to stand by and support Scott even if Scott doesn’t want more; I think his support was what helped Scott become stronger and more confident. Scott’s strength to help Brent get over his doubts was wonderful. I loved seeing Trevor and James again and hope the next book helps Dean find someone.
Cover art by LC Chase is absolutely wonderful and I love how understated it is.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: November 17, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Hearts Entwined #2