19 September 2014

Love Comes Around by Andrew Grey

 Dan was a throwaway child and learned to take care of himself in foster care. As an adult, he devotes his life to the business he started and his heart to raising children no one else wants. Dan has already adopted six-year-old Lila, who walks on crutches, and then decides to adopt eight-year-old Jerry, who suffers from MD and is confined to a wheelchair.

Also abandoned as a child, Connor ended up on his own and retreated into himself. He works as a carpenter and woodcarver and is the perfect man to ensure Dan’s home becomes wheelchair accessible.

When Dan hires Connor, neither of the men are ready to open their hearts to the possibility of love. As they learn how much they have in common, both of them must weigh the possibility of family and a future against the risks of getting hurt again.

I have to give Mr. Grey a huge round of applause for this book for multiple reasons.  After being in a reading slump for the past week or so, this book totally sparked my desire to start reading again.  It was so well crafted, original, and just an overall great read that it has caused me to want to read again.  So thank you so much for that Mr. Grey!  But also, this book caused so many emotions to run through me while reading it because the story was so emotional, that you couldn’t help but feel what the characters were feeling.
While I have read other books by Mr. Grey in the past, I do feel for me personally that this is his best one yet.  Connor and Dan’s characters were just extremely well written, and a complete joy to read even when they were facing hardships.  The turmoil that they had to go through, both separately and together, was written very well and it added to the story so much.  But not only were Connor and Dan great characters, but also Jerry, Lila, and Wilson as well.  Each of them added something amazing to the story, even Wilson who was in the background for so much of the story.
I think that my favorite character though would be Connor.  While each had their own battles to fight, I felt more connected to his because we were able to follow along as he came to realize what was happening.  We were able to see as he started to accept and move past everything that happened with him in his past, and move into a brighter future.
This book teaches you so much while reading it, that you don’t have to be “normal” in order to have a happy life.  A family.  To be able to live out your dreams.  You just have to be willing to accept what you do have and make the best of it. 

“His entire life, Connor had been trying to find where he fit in.  He figured Dan had as well.”
“Jerry’s smile right then meant that Jerry had already figured it out. He was an artist, and in a way, he already knew his place, at just eight years old.”


  1. Thank you so much. I had not seen your review until now, but I have to say thank you so much and send you a big hug!!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing blog link. I'm new to the genre and reading as fast as I can. This review prompted me to add series to my growing TBR list--appreciate the link to Goodreads! :)