Love Comes Silently

Love Comes Silently

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by Andrew Grey
     
 

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A Senses Series Story

Caring for a loved one with cancer is tough. Doing it alone is overwhelming—especially when that loved one is a child. But ever since Ken Brighton’s partner left him, Ken has spent his days at the hospital with his daughter, Hanna, hoping for a miracle. Maybe the mysterious care packages that appear for Hanna don’t

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A Senses Series Story

Caring for a loved one with cancer is tough. Doing it alone is overwhelming—especially when that loved one is a child. But ever since Ken Brighton’s partner left him, Ken has spent his days at the hospital with his daughter, Hanna, hoping for a miracle. Maybe the mysterious care packages that appear for Hanna don’t qualify, but they bring a spark of hope into his and Hanna’s tired life—and so does Ken’s neighbor, former singer Patrick Flaherty.

For two years Patrick hasn’t been able to focus on anything but the life he should have had. An injury robbed him of his voice, and the idea of introducing himself to new people intimidates him. But over the past months, he’s watched as his neighbor nursed his sick child, and once he meets Ken, Patrick starts to crave a life with him—a life he isn't sure he can have.

Ken doesn’t realize he’s fallen in love until the doctors send Hanna home, saying there’s nothing more they can do: Hanna will either recover or succumb. Ken’s heart is set on a new beginning—with both Patrick and Hanna. But Patrick's silence leaves Ken wondering what Patrick wants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015525670
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
Senses Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
61,976
File size:
840 KB

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Love Comes Silently 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog A beautifully touching story ~Under the Covers This is one of those sad but feel good stories about facing and overcoming adversities. I was almost in tears from the very beginning when we meet Hanna, Ken’s daughter. She’s been sick and now is diagnosed with cancer. They had just moved to a new town when this happens and after the first round of treatment, Ken’s longtime boyfriend decides to dump him. It was sad to see Hanna go through her stages of being a happy and active kid, and then revert to being sick. Ken was strong throughout this and the last thing on his mind might’ve been finding another boyfriend. Except a really good looking and sweet man lived down the street from them. And you couldn’t help but notice the acts of kindness from him all the time. But then he found out that Patrick couldn’t speak. We don’t know at first why but his story is also very sad but it shows his strength that he’s still pushing through after everything that has happened to him. Patrick is the perfect compliment to Ken AND Hanna. Together they make a beautiful family. It was incredibly sweet to see Ken show Patrick his acceptance and his love, a love that built with time and it wasn’t rushed. A loved that felt true and it warmed my heart. This was a beautifully touching story, and I wish I could read more like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome story. My heart went out for Ken being a single dad dealing with a very sick little girl. Thank goodness he had Patrick! Overall it was a great romance. You won't be disappointed.
Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
I hate when this happens. I was enjoying this book until I got about 2/3rds of the way through, then I had to put it down because I had a house guest... and I just couldn't get back into it. So I don't know if it was me or the book. It got a little redundant. It got a little overly flowery, especially during the last two sex scenes. I finally just skipped them because they were kind of boring. The epilogue was good, except for the fact that it started with another sex scene! Sex is for the book. The epilogue is to give closure and show us how our characters are doing. It was just excessive and at that point I was a little over it. So not bad by any means, I just lost interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Mr. Grey's books but this one really stands out. You will absolutely fall in love with Patrick. If you haven't read this book yet get it now, just make sure you have plenty of tissues near by. I can't tell you how much i loved this book. I will read it over and over and over and never get tired of it.
Luv2ReadAG More than 1 year ago
This is a great story!
Books_on_Silver_Wings More than 1 year ago
Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog. 4.5 stars rounded to 4 Ken is taking care of Hanna, his 6 year old adopted daughter who has pediatric leukemia. Because of this, his relationship with his boyfriend, Mark, is strained and they eventually breaks up. Hanna's cancer treatments caused hair lost and prompt the appearance of cute pink hats from Ken's neighbor, Patrick. Patrick is mute and puts himself down for losing his voice. But as Ken and Patrick grow closer, Hanna seems to grow weaker and weaker from her treatments. The small family tries to cherish their time together but everyone is afraid that Hanna will not make it till the end of the year.  I love that this book shows children as perspective little beings and emotionally stronger than what their parents think. Hanna is such a cutie and understanding of what struggles Ken is going through. The comical moments in the story and the saddest moments are caused by Hanna. Her questions about sex and gay marriage makes Ken so awkward that it is funny. Her sweetness makes it sadder to see her suffer through the cancer treatments and turns this into a tearjerker novel.  The way Ken and Patrick progressed from friends to lovers is also well done. They are both lovable characters. Ken is a great father and his worry and love for Hanna really comes through. Patrick is mute but he's thoughtful and resourceful. He gives Hanna gifts without telling her it was from him. He plans early Halloween and Christmas parties for Hanna and includes the whole community to show their support for Hanna. He stops being a singer when he lost his voice due to an accident, but he uses other talents to make a living. Meeting Ken and Hanna helps Patrick to let go of his past, learn sign language, and integrate back into society.  I also love how art is incorporated into the story and it is something meaningful and unique to the characters. Ken is an artist and little Hanna is taking after her dad to have amazing drawing skills. Hanna's drawings leaves lasting impressions on the doctors and nurses at the hospital and Ken's drawing of Patrick helped Patrick to overcome his past as a singer. Their artwork heals some people and gives them a little happiness back. I just have a tiny lingering question about the ex boyfriend, Mark. He doesn't seem like a bad person and he has a good relationship with Hanna. It would have been better for Mark and Ken to remain friends than try to get back together. I wanted him to keep contact with the family and be a support for them rather than cause problems. The last communication they had where Mark tries to win Ken back seems out of character when they broke up so amiably in the beginning. I was looking for a happy ending for him too, but the story stopped for him when he and Ken broke up.  Overall, this is a heart-wrenching novel about falling in love with someone disabled and coping with disability and cancer. It's a really hopeful story that would resonate with many people.  *review copy received in exchange for an honest review*
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Great series
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