- Dreamspinner Press
- Release Date
- March 2012
- Book 1 of Senses and Sensations
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
What does love sound like? If you hear it, will you heed its call?
Police officer Jordan Waters is recovering from a shooting by moving to a new apartment in a new town and taking a new job. In other words, he's lonely. His first instinct is to relieve his anxiety through uncomplicated sex—until he meets a man so far out of his league and experience that he stumbles for the first time.
Police volunteer Sebastian Sumner may be deaf, but his spirit, openness, and sense of humor give him the strength to get through anything—even the emotional defenses of Jordan Waters. But it's his own family history that poses the biggest challenge. Can he learn to trust Jordan with his heart, or will his upbringing blind him to the sounds of love?
Jun 04, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
225 people found the following review helpful
There's something so rewarding about stories highlighting that people are different and others may perceive them in different ways. SOUNDS OF LOVE is both powerful and rich in this regard. This is the story of Jordan Waters, a detective in the police department in Washington DC, and Sebastian Sumner, a police volunteer in the same department.
Jordan is recovering from a work related shooting and is trying to start over with a new job and a new home. When he meets Sebastian for the first time at a poker game, he just knows this man is something special. And when Sebastian speaks for the first time, Jordan is completely smitten. Sebastian is deaf and his voice is like nothing Jordan has heard before. He decides there and then he wants to make this man his.
And so begins a game of give and take, flirtation and seduction with both men deciding they like the way it's playing out. I enjoyed Susan Laine's writing, her way of making the characters so believable and human. Her dialogue flows smoothly, there's humour in certain parts and a definite wickedness in Jordan's pursuit of a man who can certainly hold his own against him. The chemistry between Jordan and Sebastian is immense, their attraction to each other pure scorching heat and I found the relationship and the way it develops tender, extremely sexy and downright beautiful.
I also loved Jordan's partner, Kevin Thompson. In Jordan's words, Kevin was a 'good guy'. Kevin knows Jordan's reputation as a player and he doesn't want to see his young work colleague, Sebastian, get hurt. And in this view lies one of the major strengths of this book. Susan Laine makes sure we understand that while Sebastian is deaf, he's still strong, capable of making his own decisions and by no means disabled or different in his own eyes. There's conflict in the way Sebastian's family treat him like spun sugar, something that aggravates Jordan no end. Jordan sees Sebastian as an equal and this is all Sebastian has ever wanted.
The plot is rich with different facets--family, friendship, the discovery of sexuality, heartbreak and love, delight and pleasure, and Jordan and Sebastian coming to terms with each other.
I loved this book and would recommend it as a great, heart warming, tender, sexy read.
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