- File Size: 631 KB
- Print Length: 379 pages
- Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited; 2 edition (June 7, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F2MJRUE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,556 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have been WAITING for Teague and Hudson's story from the beginning of the #Pier 70 series and FINALLY have it!
Teague is part owner of the #Pier 70 Marina and also works in the shop helping Hudson with boat repairs and helping with tours as needed. Hudson is ten years older than Teague and is mute; he can hear, he just can't speak and hasn't been able to since birth due to a birth defect.
These two have an immense attraction to each other, however seem to also have an immense dislike for each other...or so it seems. They also live in two separate apartments above the marina across the hall from each other, which causes some problems (and fun) during this intense love story.
This story isn't just about two men coming to understand each other and how to open up to someone about your past and what makes you tick, it goes SO MUCH DEEPER than that. It touches on the subject of depression and the many forms of it. It touches on other subjects that depression can cause. It touches on how important it is to have the love of FAMILY (blood or not) and TRUE FRIENDS during times of deep emotional turmoil and depression.
This book also gives us one BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY. One I wouldn't have missed for anything. Nicole Edwards didn't disappoint me. She pulled a beautiful, deep, emotional story from herself in writing this. I was so touched and moved.
I cried, I laughed, I got hot...And I cried some more. And in the end...
I smiled and was happy.
The understanding and patience that Hudson seemed to have for Teague, even when Teague was acting like a bratty child, was beyond the call of duty. But once I got to see inside of Teague, see the things he’s gone through in life, he just tore me up. By keeping his personal life so private, even once he was getting sexually intimate with Hudson, was not doing Teague any favors. It caused people (not just Hudson) to do things they didn’t even realize were hurting him.
Nicole Edwards strikes a wonderful balance between smart, sexy, sweet, fun, and dark in this story. There are some serious issues that both the heroes have to deal with. They both had moms that, quite frankly, let them down. It’s a testament to how everyone reacts differently to things that Teague and Hudson look at their moms with totally different ideas of why things were done. Sure, it also has to do with their ages and Hudson having a loving brother that never left his side as he was growing up. But it also has to do with personality and chemical make-up.
I was grateful that the author made sure that the reader understands Depression is a medical condition, just like any other. There is such a stigma about this disease even by those that suffer from its brutal claws. And while the story goes about letting people know this is a disease, it doesn’t ignore the fact that friends (even those with the best of intentions) can sometimes look at you as if you’re going to break once they know you are suffering. This story shows all angles of this terrible disease and I appreciate the effort the author went through to be sure of that.
As I said, there is a good balance to this book. Although it’s dealing with a very serious issue I never felt as though it was too bleak or dark as to suck me under. A lot of that has to do with Hudson and his need to take care of others. He would say it’s a need to dominate, but that dominant side is also quite the nurturing side of him. The way he allows Teague to slowly come to him with a mixture of demands and acceptance is a beautiful thing. He realizes quite early on that the thing with Teague will never be able to remain casual and yet he know such an admission will scare Teague so he bides his time. He pushes then waits, pushes some more and waits some more. He is definitely a master of a slow seduction; which made the numerous quick interludes between the two men all the hotter for the anticipation.
If you’re a fan of the other series in Nicole Edwards’ library and have read Ethan, this story touched me the way that story did. There are just so many emotions and a sort of protective instinct that is brought out by their stories.
We were introduced to both Teague and Hudson in the first book. As the series went on the more curious I became of them. You knew there was something there but neither one wanted to admit or act on it.
Hudson is a big gorgeous man with tattoos that works in the repair shop at the marina. What intrigued me about him is that he is a mute. I was curious to see how his story would go. I absolutely adored Hudson. He is so sweet and loyal. You can’t help but fall for him.
Teague is quite the opposite. He is 10 years younger than Hudson. He is also hit or miss when it comes to his moods. He does not do or want a relationship no matter if it’s sexual or other wise. He kinda comes off as a jerk. There are things that Teague has had to deal with that made him build these walls and not allow anyone to close. He is extremely attracted to Hudson. Which only seems to make him more irrate and come off as he can’t stand to be around him.
Hudson has been patient with Teague. Ever since the night on the ship it has gotten harder for him to control the attraction he has towards Teauge. When Hudson finally has enough, he confronts Teague which ends with an earth shattering kiss. This sets off a series of events to come. When Teague argrees to Hudson’s arrangement, he thinks it’s strictly for sex. Only Hudson has other ideas: he won’t be just used for sex and left. He will find away to break Teauges’s walls down.
If you have read my other reviews for Nicole Edwards books then it is no suprise I love her work. I love each book in the Pier 70 series but Speechless has become my favorite of the three. It is a beautiful love story that has real life issues. There are some heart wrenching moments that make you feel deeply for both of these men. Hudson is such a wonderful man; I love how supportive and patient he was with Teauge. It was surreal to watch as Teauge learns that you can depend on others and that life doesn’t have to be deeply impacted by the past. You can live for the future. Speechless does have heavy subjects that are very emotional but there are still many funny moments.
One of the things I love about Nicole Ewards’s series is that we get to keep seeing the previous characters and the ones who will have stories to come. I can’t wait for book 4. I am hoping that Roan will finally get his story heard.
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