Author: Andrew Grey
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 7 2017
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
As a stunningly attractive man and the owner of a successful chain of auto repair garages, Trevor is used to attention, adoration, and getting what he wants. What he wants tends to be passionate, no-strings-attached flings with men he meets in clubs. He doesn’t expect anything different when he sets his sights on James. Imagine his surprise when the charm that normally brings men to their knees fails to impress. Trevor will need to drop the routine and connect with James on a meaningful level. He starts by offering to take James home, instead of James riding home with his intoxicated friend.
For James, losing his sight at a young age meant limited opportunities for social interaction. Spending most of his time working at a school for the blind has left him unfamiliar with Trevor’s world, but James has fought hard for his independence, and he knows what he wants. Right now, that means stepping outside his comfort zone and into Trevor’s heart.
Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he’ll have to deal with the pain of his past.
“You’re watching him again, aren’t you?” Brent asked, and Trevor nodded without even thinking about it. There was something about him that hit Trevor like a punch in the gut. James sat there in the midst of all the chaos and noise almost like none of it quite reached him. That was fascinating and incredibly attractive.
“We always want what we can’t have,” Brent said from near his shoulder.
“I know, but I keep wondering why I can’t look away from him. What is it about this guy that draws me to him?” Trevor had never experienced anything like this before. He’d known more men than he could count, and trying to remember them all took too much effort.
“Who knows why we’re attracted to one person over another?”
“I don’t get it. He’s just another guy.”
Brent shook his head and finished his drink, then set the empty glass on the table. “Maybe it’s time you admitted that there’s more to being a man than a cock and some balls. That there’s another organ that’s just as important.”
“When did you get so philosophical?” Trevor asked, honestly interested in the answer, but not getting one as Bobby and Dean returned.
“Is that the guy you were interested in?” Bobby pointed across the dance floor.
“Yeah. I talked to him for a few minutes.”
Bobby chuckled and leaned into Dean, whispering something in his ear, and they shared a laugh. Bobby turned to smile at Trevor. “You weren’t going to get anywhere with him with your smile and stunning good looks.”
“Why not?” Trevor demanded.
“He’s blind.” Bobby said the words so easily, and they hit Trevor in the gut. He watched James, and it made sense. The way he held his glass with both hands wrapped gently around it as if he’d lose it if he wasn’t touching it. How James had looked through him the entire time Trevor had been speaking to him because he couldn’t see and was just looking in his direction, probably to try to be polite. At least Trevor understood why none of his “charms” had worked.
Character Profile for James
Full Name: James Stewart
Nickname (if applicable): Jimmy
General physical description: Adorable. Described as angelic. Light hair, built slight.
Hometown: Mequon WI
Type of home/ neighborhood: Affluent neighborhood
Relationship status: Single
Current family: Plenty of family.
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): Parents, a sister who is married, adorable nephew
Friends: A very close friends.
Other close relationships: Not many
Relationship with men: Limited
Relationship with women: None
Job: Teaches at a school for the blind
Dress style: Casual
Religion: To be avoided
Favorite sports: None
Favorite foods: A little shy about eating in front of people.
Strongest positive personality trait: Loyalty
Strongest negative personality trait: Insecurity
Sense of humor: Has to, yes.
Consideration for others: Most assuredly.
How other people see him/her: Most people get out of the way or try not to notice him.
Opinion of him/herself: That he’s a burden
Other traits, especially those to be brought out in story: He’s worked hard to try to be on his own. Caring, and becomes somewhat adventurous
Ambitions: To be self sufficient
Philosophy of life: Shit Happens
Most important thing to know about this character: His independence is important to him.
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? James is one of those people who has overcome hardships. He lost his sight at twelve, so he knows that he’s missing. He’s worked to become independent, but doesn’t understand why someone would put up with the kind of life they’d have to lead in order to be with him.
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