I usually love books where one person is overcoming some type of impairment. That subject normally means I’m going to FEEL something.
I hate to say it, but this book felt more like a synopsis of a story than a story. It felt rushed. Although I felt the characters connect, I felt no passion or chemistry. More of a tell book than a show book. It tells you how they feel instead of shows you, which always leaves me on the outside looking in and guessing at the MCs’ true feelings. I want to FEEL something when I invest my time in a book. I just didn’t with this one.
Good concept, the execution was just lacking. I’m sorry. I wish I could say I loved it. I just didn’t.
Travis Miller has a machining job, a cat named Elwood, and a pathetic love life. The one bright spot in his existence is the handsome guitar player he sometimes passes on his way home from work. But when he finally gathers the courage to speak to the man, Travis learns that former novelist Drew Clifton suffers from aphasia: Drew can understand everything Travis says, but he is unable to speak or write.
The two lonely men form a friendship that soon blossoms into romance. But communication is only one of their challenges—there’s also Travis’s inexperience with love and his precarious financial situation. If words are the bridge between two people, what will keep them together?