Saturday 2 March 2013

Never a Hero (Tucker Springs Novel #5)

Never a Hero (Tucker Springs #5)

M/M Adult
Source: eARC/Net Galley for honest review

Everyone deserves a hero.

Owen Meade is desperately in need of a hero. Raised by a mother who made him ashamed of his stutter, his sexual orientation, and his congenitally amputated arm, Owen lives like a hermit in his Tucker Springs apartment. But then hunky veterinarian Nick Reynolds moves in downstairs.

Nick is sexy and confident, and makes Owen comfortable with himself in a way nobody ever has. He also introduces Owen to his firecracker of a little sister, who was born with a similar congenital amputation but never let it stand in her way. When she signs the two of them up for piano lessons—and insists that they play together in a recital—Owen can’t find a way to say no. Especially since it gives him a good excuse to spend more time with Nick.

Owen knows he’s falling hard for his neighbor, but every time he gets close, Nick inexplicably pulls away. Battling his mother’s scorn and Nick’s secrets, Owen soon realizes that instead of waiting for a hero, it’s time to be one—for himself and for Nick. 

From Goodreads

My Review... 

I thought this book was a profoundly beautiful story. Right from the start you feel the emotions and insecurities from Owen.  It guts me when you see the result of appalling parenting.  Poor Owen was born with a disability but with a bitch of a mother it was became so much worse that he eventually became a recluse.  Well until he meets his new neighbor Nick. 

Nick right away sees Owen for Owen and looks beyond his disability.  
"Our skin is our largest sensory organ.  Humans don't just want to be touched.  We need it. Babies who aren't touched enough don't thrive. And neither do adults.  Wanting to be touched isn't stupid.  It's normal." 
 The comfort and ease comes right away for him which made me route for them together right away but let me tell you I knew Nick had a secret but I definitely did not see that one coming.  His story is also heart breaking.  The super sad part is that he was so busy trying to help Owen break free that he did not realize that he too needed to break out of his cage as well. 

Thank goodness they were both stubborn enough to keep pushing each others limits until they broke free of their restraints and finally so the beauty of happiness.

"...You can spend a lifetime being miserable, and all you'll have later is regrets.  But happiness? I don't think you'll ever regret that. "


4.5 beautiful thumbs up! 
thumbs upthumbs upthumbs upthumbs up. 5

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