Title: Heart Unheard (Hearts Entwined #2)
Author: Andrew Grey and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: March 8th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
The attraction between Brent Berkheimer and Scott Spearman peels the wallpaper, but Brent is Scott’s boss, and they’re both too professional to go beyond flirting. Their priorities realign after Scott is badly injured in an accident that costs him his hearing, and Brent realizes what is truly important… he wants Scott.
Scott pushes Brent away at first, fearing a new romance will just add to his problems, but perhaps he will find unexpected strength and solace in Brent’s support as he struggles to communicate with the world in a new way.
Just as they decide the chance of a happy future together is worth the risk, Scott and Brent discover darker challenges in their way—including evidence that the “accident” Scott suffered may not have been so accidental.
Once again Andrew Grey provides a gentle romance. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Andrew Grey excels at writing sweet, relatively low angst love stories.
Heart Unheard is a light May/December romance between garage manager Brent and Scott, a mechanic at the garage, who ends up in an accident which results in him losing his hearing.
Brent has been interested in Scott for years but hasn’t done anything about it due to the whole boss/employee relationship and also being worried about their age difference.
But once the accident happens Brent steps forward, ready to stop being a wussy about the whole thing, after realizing life’s too short not to go for what you really want.
Told in a dual third person POV, it was nice to get both Scott and Brent’s thoughts on their relationship and to see how frustrating life was for Scott after the accident and how patient and loving Brent was throughout it all. I love Greg Tremblay’s character voices and the way he really brings the characters to life, imbuing them with so much emotion. As always, Tremblay is spot-on with timing and pacing. But the real plus for me was how engrossing the story was.
My only teeny-tiny complaint is the way some of the text/note portions were read. They were a bit stilted to me. I prefer texts to be read in a narration as though the character was actually speaking. However, that’s a personal preference and I know not everyone feels that way, and it in no way impacted the overall pleasure this was to listen to.
This was a lovely weekend listen spiced up with some heat and a very sweet HEA.