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?
Author: Kim Fielding
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 18, 2012
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I have to admit the blurb got me on this one. I had to know how this could even possibly work. I’ve never even heard of aphasia. How does one even venture into meeting and communicating with this person? Kim Fielding and Travis answer these questions and more with Drew helping out with hands and eyebrows. Readers are given a very sweet romance with Speechless. I found it remarkably easy to follow these two men on their short tale of getting to know one another through unique and inventive conversation methods. Just a few pages in and you’ll find yourself wanting Travis and Drew to have a smooth and easy go at building a relationship when so many odds are stacked against them.