Senses Vol.1 (Dreamspinner Press Bundles)

senses-vol-1Title: Senses Vol.1 (Dreamspinner Press Bundles)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 2nd 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 458 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Sometimes the heart is the most important sense. Caring for a young daughter with cancer is almost enough to make Ken Brighton give up, in Love Comes Silently, but former singer and next-door neighbor Patrick Flaherty brings hope for both of them—if he can manage to break his silence. In Love Comes in Darkness, Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his independence, in spite of his blindness, but when tragedy strikes, he may have to accept help in the form of unassuming Gordy Jarrett. In Love Comes Home, Greg Hampton’s son Davey is losing his eyesight, but Tom Spangler isn’t going to let that stop a boy from playing his favorite game.


GENTLE ROMANCES. That’s what comes to mind when describing the stories in this bundle.

Love Comes Silently (Senses #1)
After Ken Brighton’s partner leaves him, he finds himself alone with his beloved adopted daughter, Hanna, while she continues to fight cancer. Their next door neighbor, Patrick, who is mute as a result of a bullet wound, is drawn to both Ken and Hanna and goes out of his way to show through action how much he cares for them both.

This is a beautiful and heartwarming love story with some deeply passionate moments, but it centered a little too much around the absolutely heartbreaking story of Ken’s child battling cancer for me to ever pay too much attention to the romance.

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Love Comes in Darkness (Senses #2)

Howard Justinian has always been blind and when his boyfriend leaves Howard stranded by the side of the road, he’s rescued by Gordy Jarrett. They quickly have a spark of passion, but soo after Howard receives the shocking news that his sister died, leaving him her daughter, Sophia.

Thankfully not as heartbreaking as Love Comes Silently and I liked how strong and supportive Gordy is, and the desire is hot between the two. But it felt a little less character driven to me, but maybe that’s because I immediately read it after LCS.

Love Comes Home (Senses #3)

Single father Greg is heartbroken with his son, Davey, begins losing his eyesight and they learn nothing can stop his eventual blindness. When Greg meets Tom at a friend’s cookout, the two gravitate to one another, and Tom eventually works his way to become a part of their family.

We get to revisit characters from the previous books, but there isn’t much passion and I missed the chemistry between Greg and Tom. I disliked the ex-wife angle of the story. And, overall, for me, this one was maybe a little too sweet, but I’m sure others will really enjoy the charm of the story.

The stories are all different in some ways, but similar in others. All come with HEAs and you get to revisit characters later on. Personally, I think maybe taking a break between the stories would be beneficial.

If you are looking for a bundle of stories that are heartwarming, some with hot passion, all with a little (to a lot) of heartbreaking moments, very children-centric, with lovely HEAs go on and check this out.

Senses Series


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Review Copy

Galley copy of Senses Vol.1 provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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