Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne

May 27, 2016 Review 3

Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne

Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid.

When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a nice suit, Jaxon doesn't think anything of it. Then he ends up driving Caleb home the next week too, and the next, and the next. Eventually Caleb tries to communicate—by writing things down. Turns out that Caleb has such a bad stutter he spends most of his time mute.

If only Jaxon had an easier time reading what Caleb had to say. But he’s interested in trying, and Caleb seems interested back. They discover that, with a little bit of effort, it isn’t so hard to make themselves understood. Especially when what’s growing between them is definitely worth talking about.

Title: Loud and Clear
Author: Aidan Wayne
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 23, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 85
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Stars: four-stars
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Marketing researcher and developer Caleb Wrotslavsky is about to watch his Terrible Tuesdays turn into Fantastic Fridays. He along with too many of his coworkers are having to go along with a new client and their after hours drinking meetings. He plans ahead for the drunken ride home by having a cab ready and waiting for him each week. Jaxon Tlapa has mastered his job as excellent cab driver. He knows when to engage with fares and when to ignore them. Jaxon finds himself thinking more and more about his Tuesday businessman though. Caleb is obviously doing the same type of thinking when he passes a note to Jaxon. The courtship that ensues is so sweet.

Light on the sexy times but heavy on the sweet. Jaxon and Caleb are so likeable. They are very similar while still polar opposites. Both men grew up being told they were stupid, not bright enough, all due to their respective problems. This influenced Caleb to show everyone that he could overcome any of odds put before him. He has certain ways to handle any situation and he has mastered them well. Jaxon also has a variety of way to compensate for his “lack of brains” and it serves him well in his job as a cabbie.

I found Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne to be a great read. The pace that Caleb and Jaxon’s relationship moves makes the timeframe a bit jumpy. The way they communicated and flirted with one another still made it difficult for me to put this little novella down.

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About Loud and Clear

 

Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid.

 

When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a nice suit, Jaxon doesn’t think anything of it. Then he ends up driving Caleb home the next week too, and the next, and the next. Eventually Caleb tries to communicate—by writing things down. Turns out that Caleb has such a bad stutter he spends most of his time mute.

 

If only Jaxon had an easier time reading what Caleb had to say. But he’s interested in trying, and Caleb seems interested back. They discover that, with a little bit of effort, it isn’t so hard to make themselves understood. Especially when what’s growing between them is definitely worth talking about.

 

 

About Aidan Wayne

 

Aidan Wayne is a big believer in character-driven stories with happy endings. This is not to say that stories can’t contain a little (or a lot) of grief, just that at the end of it all expect there to be bandages and hugs. They particularly like to write about minority characters because damn it, they deserve happy endings too.

 

When not writing, Aidan enjoys practicing aerial, martial arts, and ASL, and watching reality cooking shows. They are probably in the middle of twelve projects as you read this.

 

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3 Responses to “Review: Loud and Clear by Aidan Wayne”

  1. H.B.

    Thank you for the review! it’s been a great tour =)
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