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5,0 von 5 SternenThe Power of Love
20. März 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
This is another Andrew Grey's Brilliant Works of Art. It's the last one of the Senses Series which were totally amazing. As in all of his Senses books it brings home another real life situation and the struggles the character goes through to overcome. The story line is strong and the characters are very believable. They bring you into their world as if you were right there with them. Arik Bosler is an artist who had a great future ahead of him until he had an accident that burned and scarred his right hand. His early years consisted of parents who were so caught up in drugs and doing their on thing that Arik was pretty much on his own at an early age. Surrounded by drug addicts and the world of drug buys that he swore he would never be around that again. When he heard 6 months prior that his family needed him, he went to them only finding his father was cooking Meth. An explosion happened and Arik was right in the midst. Since then Arik could not paint, not even a paint brush. This put him into a deep depression. Then another well-known artist, Ken Brighton, called him on the phone and wanted him to come to his home to work on a project with him. Arik didn't know what to do figuring he would just talk to him briefly and leave. On his way he stops and gets gas and a big, muscular man named Reg came up to him. Arik had a fear come over him since he was hardly five foot and the man was well over 6. Little did he know he would see Reg again. When he arrived at Ken's, he tells him of his disability and not able to paint. Seeing what Arik had done in the past from a painting that Ken had bought, Ken knew what Arik was capable of. He encouraged him and mentored him making him believe that the painting he envisioned came from the head and the heart. That he could retrain his hand to bring out what he wanted. Arik stayed with Ken for several weeks finding that spark again. After he arrived at Ken's, he meets Reg again, still afraid, but seeing him at the children's home and his reaction to the children, Arik was captivated by Reg. The attraction between them got stronger and Arik got over his fear. This is a journey of a man who overcome the odds to paint once more. With the help of his new friends and the love that grew between all of them....the possibility of a new life arose. Arik's past kept haunting him and he couldn't let the past go and move forward. When he met Reg's motorcycle friends at the station he sees a buy going on. That caused Arik to run...He couldn't get into that kind of life again. Staying away from Reg for several days and secluding himself in his rented home, he proceeds to paint bringing out the dark past in his painting. Finally Reg gets him to talk and Reg himself didn't want that around him. But the people in the motorcycle club who were involved were out for revenge. Reg was shot. Arik realized how he felt about this wonderful man. Arik is able to understand what he had to do to move his life into a greater future.. If you love MM Romance, Love, and the struggles that life can hold, you will love this. Andrew did a great job in portraying the love that Arik and his friends had that brought Arik into the light Into a world of a future he didn't think he had anymore and the support he would always have. Highly recommend this one.
5,0 von 5 SternenA heartwarming tale of compassion, hope and love !
19. Oktober 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Heartwarming tale of hope and love ! This tackles physical flaws in people and show how they are overcome. Gentle Arik has a damaged hand that is keeping him from his love of painting, and it's affecting his sanity. A famous artist asks him to come for a two week class, and Ken and his partner Patrick, make him welcome. Big, bald biker, Reg, runs the gas station where Arik stopped; he was terrified of the large man. Reg can't stop thinking about the small, beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde. Reg sees him again and gets to talk with him at dinner with Ken and Patrick. It's a slow process, but Arik finally relaxes around him. Several things are happening that put the men together, like the project, the art lesson at the children's home, etc. Reg then asks Arik on a dinner date, and they ride on Reg's Harley, which Arik liked - a lot ! Each man is an artist in their own medium, plus they are happy being in each others space. But, when Arik sees something that terrifies him, he submerges into silence where no one can get to him. Reg doesn't give up. Truths are brought to light that rock Reg and he and Arik talk, reunite, and and reveal. We have wonderful characters, different in size, but similar in other ways, as they relate on so many levels. The story flows and we get the pleasure of their hot sexiness. Andrew Grey melds his characters in this amazing series. Each tale stands alone. The epilogue is a delightful glimpse into the future. It's glorious ! ENJOY !
5,0 von 5 SternenPerfect Ending From Cover to Cover
24. März 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Andrew Grey has done it again to me. Every time I am in the middle of two or three really good books, another of his comes out and I sample it--and read straight through. Give me a break, Mr. Grey!
In this one, we have a hugely satisfying conclusion to one of the most beautiful, sensitive, and ground-breaking series that anyone has written in the M/M genre. You must read them from the first through the sixth in order to appreciate what a marvel this series has become.
One could be crass and say it's the "deaf, dumb and blind" series, for those are three of the disabilities that three of the MCs have, while three others have just as serious physical or emotional issues. But in the end, by centering these characters in the small town of Pleasanton, Michigan, Mr. Grey has created a loving, cohesive and adorable extended family unit that begs to be exported to every other community in the world.
In this one, small, blond, injured Arik Bosler gets lured into Pleasanton by fellow artist Ken Brighton, one of the MCs from the first book, despite Arik's initial reluctance to go. When he gets to Pleasanton, his first human encounter is with Ken Thompson, a much bigger, bald, mid-30s hunky biker type who owns the service station where he fills Arik's clunky car with fuel in an encounter that goes straight downhill from there, hits bottom, and then slowly inches its way up.
Along the way almost every MC from the other five books makes an appearance, as do the wonderful children who are either family members of in the town's foster home. This aspect of the series--integrating gay men and gay couples with unfortunate children--is stunning in each book, and in this one plays an important role in breaking down the defenses both Arik and Reg have built up against each other.
That's all I'm saying--except to get this series and cherish it.