Author: Taylor Dean
Series: Sound of Silence #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 1, 2017
Great big beautiful love. 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.
Note: The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series. Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not standalones and should be read in order.
Rating: Moderate. Mild kissing; non-graphic sexual references; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
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I was listening to this book on my Kindle and got to the point in the story that I thought would be the ending only to discover that we were only half way through. At this point I’m thinking with a sigh that now we have to go through some big angst to make this book go longer. And yes we did.
I loved that Spencer could see past Stony’s silence and incomplete sentences to the man he really is. I didn’t love that he was not forth coming about what had landed Mia in ( said in a hushed tone) jail.
I loved that she didn’t freak out over his injuries.
I loved that we got to listen to her stream of consciousness to know what was going on in her head all the time.
I didn’t love that we listened to her stream of consciousness all the time and that a lot of it was repetitious. And some of it was contradictory.
I wanted to hear that Finn got into serious trouble but we didn’t get the end of that part of the story.
The story is clean in the sense that there is no sex but there were sexual undertones through most of the book. Finn was looking to get some but was denied. Stony and Spencer were controlling themselves but the physical attraction was a big thing. There was a lot of kissing toward the end of the book.
No violence or language.