Does it really exist?
Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”
I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.
I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.
Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.
That’s when I meet Stony by chance.
He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.
That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.
But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.
I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
My only hope is . . . he does.
Oh man. I will always read everything Taylor Dean writes with no hesitation. Right now I'm feeling like one lucky girl that I get to read and review for her. I LOVE Taylor Dean books. If you have never read anything by her, you really must.
This book was full of those emotionally charged moments that I crave as a reader. It's more than just chemistry and physical attraction, although that is there in abundance as well. There is a building intensity throughout the book and I was so caught up in it. I honestly could not put it down. [This is where I freely admit how annoyed I was at EVERYTHING that pulled me away from this book the day I was reading it. I only wanted to sit and read and I wanted everyone and everything else to go away. That sounds horrible but hey, I'm a reader and that's what happens when you find a book that consumes you. The struggle is real.]
A well told story in the first person is especially attractive to me. I feel like I'm right there experiencing the thoughts and feelings myself. Watching Stony through Spencer's eyes was especially yummy because, well, Stony is hot. Spencer thinks so, so therefore, I think so too. He's got so many layers of mystery surrounding him which he doesn't really give up easily but when he does? Hold on to your heart.
I want to go back and read this book again. Right now.
This book is part of a three book series, each about a different character that connects with part of a story line. You need to read the books in order but there are no cliffhangers. Thankfully the books will be released just one month apart so the waiting time will be minimal. I've been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. I'm so glad I don't have to wait too long before the next book! Watch for my review of Jailbird, Sound of Silence #2 on December 1st!
- I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.