Monday, March 28, 2016

Recommended Read Award: The Heart as He Hears It by A.M. Arthur

Title: The Heart as He Hears It
Series: Perspectives, 3
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 253
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Love can slip through the smallest crack in the door.

While most of his friends have moved on to “real” careers, Jon Buchanan is content skating through life as a part-time waiter and gay porn star. Firmly single thanks to a previous relationship disaster, he focuses his spare time on Henry, a dear friend dying of cancer.

And with Henry’s happiness paramount, Jon is on a mission to help Henry meet his recently discovered grandson.

Isaac Gregory hasn’t set foot outside for the past year. He has everything he needs delivered, and his remaining family knows better than to visit. When a complete stranger shows up claiming to be his grandfather—with a distractingly handsome younger man in tow—his carefully structured routines are shaken.

Despite his instant attraction, Jon senses Isaac is too fragile for a relationship. Yet tentative friendship grows into genuine companionship. And when Henry’s health begins to fail, they realize Fate brought them together for a reason.

Warning: Product contains a neurotic porn star with body image issues, a virgin hero with severe agoraphobia, and a fluffy ball of gray cuteness you’ll want to take home and cuddle. Also contains references to past abuse some readers might find disturbing.


The Heart as He Hears it by A.M. Arthur is a beautiful love story. I really could not stop reading this one. The two most unlikely of lovers end up being the perfect people to be together. This is the third book in the Perspectives series, I have not read the previous books. I was not lost at all. But this story made me an A.M. Arthur fangirl. I would gladly go back to read the books I missed.

Jon is no one's idea of a hero. He is a part time waiter, and porn star. He was abused by a former boyfriend, and is a recovering anorexic. With all that, he is the most kind, loving, and sweet people you would ever meet. His goal in life is to be a nutritionist and help others with their eating disorders. His mentor and best friend Henry is dying. Henry was there for him when his world fell apart. He will be there for Henry now. Henry has found out he has a son his son is dead he had one son. His grandson is alive.. So Jon goes with him to meet him.
Jon to me handles that meeting perfectly. He tries to be in the background and let Henry and his grandson bond. But he too can feel a bond forming with the shy, reclusive Isaac.
Isaac he is the grandson to Henry, shy, deaf without hearing aides, and he is reclusive refusing to leave his house. His father was abusive to him, shown him that people were not to be trusted. But he feels drawn to Jon.
I like how the relationship makes Isaac gain confidence, to explore his world, to live again. He is no longer on hold just existing. Isaac teaches Jon too. That is it is okay to be in a relationship, he is strong enough to be himself and not lose who he is to someone else.
There are a lot of sensitive topics done beautifully in this story. I really felt the pace of this book was great. This is the kind of story I could read over and over again. It is the kind of story that makes you believe in true love, and the power it has over your life. When you want a steamy read that will make you smile this is the one to pick up. 

             Five stars and Recommended Read


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