The Heart As He Hears It

The Heart As He Hears It

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Overview

The Heart As He Hears It by A. M. Arthur, Guy Locke

While most of his friends have moved on to "real" careers, Jon Buchanan is content skating through life as a part-time waiter and gay porn star. Firmly single thanks to a previous relationship disaster, he focuses his spare time on Henry, a dear friend dying of cancer. And with Henry's happiness paramount, Jon is on a mission to help Henry meet his recently discovered grandson.

Isaac Gregory hasn't set foot outside for the past year. He has everything he needs delivered, and his remaining family knows better than to visit. When a complete stranger shows up claiming to be his grandfather-with a distractingly handsome younger man in tow-his carefully structured routines are shaken.

Despite his instant attraction, Jon senses that Isaac is too fragile for a relationship. Yet tentative friendship grows into genuine companionship. And when Henry's health begins to fail, they realize that fate brought them together for a reason.Contains mature themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515952633
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Perspectives Series , #3
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

No stranger to the writing world, A. M. Arthur has been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. She credits an early fascination with male friendships and "bromance" with her later discovery of and subsequent affair with m/m romance stories.

Guy Locke has been a happy nomad for most of his life, having lived throughout the United States and Canada and adventured across Europe and Asia. A lover of the beauty of language, he is also an avid fan of hockey and baked goods.

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The Heart As He Hears It 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TDB005 More than 1 year ago
This is my first read of A.M. Arthur's Perspectives series, and I'm happy to report that you don't have to read the previous ones to enjoy The Heart As He Hearts It. This made me one happy camper, because the blurb for this one definitely drew me in. It was an emotional read that was not only endearing, but suspenseful at times as well. Now I must admit that those suspense elements didn't work for me, and they almost seemed out of place adding an unnecessary dramatic element to the story. I honestly believe they could have been left out entirely and we wouldn't miss them. Despite that though, it was a well-written book with a compelling cast of characters and I truly adored both Jon and Isaac. Now, at first, I didn't believe it was going to work out between them given both of their immense amounts of issues, but friendship seemed to pave a way to help these two find a way to make it all work out. I laughed, I cried, and I simply just enjoyed this book. I think I'm going to have to go back and read the previous two books in the series while I'm waiting for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goof book
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to begin 'The Heart As He Hears It', the third book in A.M. Arthur's 'Perspectives' series. I loved the first two books and having met Jon previously I really wanted to know his story. Even more I wanted him to find the love his best friend Gabe found with Tristan, and to find someone who loved him for exactly who he was. "Existence wasn’t enough anymore. Isaac stared at the stumbling kitten, startled by the realization that his carefully structured life wasn’t saving him. It was confining him. Protecting him from harm, yes, but also restraining him from people like Henry and Jon. Two people he did want to get to know better. He wanted to live. And he could start by rescuing a tiny kitten." Jon was kicked out of his parents’ home at eighteen for being gay. Through his oldest sister and a friend of a friend, he met Henry and lived on his couch for years. Henry helped him get his feet under him and was there when Jon's mentally abusive relationship led him to anorexia. Henry is the father Jon never had and now he's dying of cancer. So when Henry tells him he just found out he had a son who was murdered but left a wife and child, Jon instantly agrees to take Henry to meet the family he never knew. That's how he meets Isaac, Henry's grandson, who is partially deaf and suffers from severe agoraphobia. Isaac had a miserable childhood due to his father's alcoholism, extreme temper, and severe physical abuse. In fact, that's how Isaac ended up partially deaf after his father slammed him into a wall when he was a child. After his father was murdered, his mother couldn't handle her depression and ended up killing herself, leaving Isaac to grow up with his grandparents. He loved his grandparents but now they're both gone, too, and he's alone. He has extended family on his mom's side but Isaac knows that alone is how you stay safe, and staying in the house is how you remain alive. "Jon’s hand in his made his body hum with joy as much as it made him want to cry. Isaac had made a connection. An actual, real connection with another human being unlike anything he’d had with his family. This ran deeper, past his fear and his walls and into his soul. This was something he could trust." It may have been Bear, the kitten, that started Isaac and Jon's friendship, but it's the similarities in what they both struggle with that deepens the friendship and allows them both to begin to heal. Slowly. Very slowly. Their friendship slowly becomes more with both of them inching their way into intimacy of any kind. Unfortunately, someone in Jon's life doesn't want to let him go, and it's going to take both of them, and their newfound love, to survive. An excellent finale to a mind-blowing series. I can't thank the author enough for the beauty of her words. NOTE: This book was provided by Samhain Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews
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AGoodell More than 1 year ago
So I’ve read all three, in order but months plus apart and even though we’ve got characters that over lap,with this one especially you do not have to read in order. Probably book one and two would be a good idea but this one just pick up. I enjoyed all three books, all for different reasons. They all center around these guys working or getting out of the porn industry, sure. But that is just one small facet of what is really going on in these books. In this one we’ve two damaged MC’s. But abused by people who were supposed to have loved them. Isaac, grew up in an abusive home. His father would get drunk and hit him and his mother, until one day the father is gone, the mother is gone and the effects of the childhood is too much. He is a self proclaimed recluse. With growing health issues. Jon on the other hand was in a mentally abusive relationship. For years his boyfriend would tell him how fat he was, how ugly. Until he ended up in the hospital. Now Jon goes to the other extreme, eats really healthy, works out almost too much. So when these two unlikely pair strict up a friendship it’s actually good, they balance each other. Now if they can get everyone around them to fall into line. Ex-boyfriends, Aunts, grandfathers and such. The slow build was key to the healing for both parties, even if one is a porn star. That was not lost in this story.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
As usual, when each new installment in a series concentrates on a new couple, I have a hesitancy to let the new pair into my heart because I am not ready to let the last one go yet. With AM Arthur's Perspective series, I was dead set on knowing no one could possibly reach me as wholeheartedly as Tristan from book 2, The World as He Sees It, did. Boy was I wrong. Isaac Gregory may not have passed Tristan in my heart but he burrowed in right next to him. I am by nature a very shy person having grown up in the boonies and an only child, I tend to keep to myself as well but it does not compare even an iota to what Isaac deals with. When he lets Henry and Jon into his home, their lives are forever changed. With The Heart as He Hears It, the author shows us just how much one person can truly change our lives, how strangers become friends, lovers, and become home. Truly a great read filled to overflowing with heart, all the strength and weaknesses that come with letting someone in. I cannot recommend this series enough, you won't be disappointed.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR 1/2 -STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ⭐ ⭐ Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: Two shirtless men and a kitten, what's not to like? Well, the font and color choices, maybe. They do not stand out very well. Synopsis sounds interesting. Looking Deeper: Third-person narrative. What happens when a gay porn star with insecurities and esteem issues helps a dying friend connect with his long-lost deaf and agoraphobic, virgin grandson? A lot more than you would ever think! Now... add a Bear, some great secondary characters and an obsessive psycho and you've got one heck of a story. I'll admit, this plot felt like it progressed a little slower than the previous installments in the series, however, it seemed only right to slow this one down a little, and it was - by no means - boring. Jon and Isaac are both fantastic characters with flawed personas but piles of redeeming qualities. Their instant attraction is not acted upon immediately, but rather built up in such a beautiful, patient, amazing manner. The dialogue and interaction between cast members is natural and believable. There were a few points of predictability, but it did not detract - too much - from the plot. The epilogue touches base on almost every single aspect that needed to be addressed, providing a truly solid and wholly satisfying ending to this story. I do hope we see more of them, as well as find out more of what happens to other certain unattached men that were featured throughout, in the background. Overall, I really did love these two and their story as a whole. The only mild to moderate downfall was the predictability of the quarter of the book. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.4 ~ Stars: 4.5, if I could. -------------------------------------------------------------------------