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Publisher's Summary

Cooper has spent the last three years running from a painful past. He's currently moving from town to town, working in restaurant kitchens, and playing his violin for tips. As soon as he starts to feel comfortable anywhere - with anyone - he moves on. He's aware that music may be the only human language he still knows. Ironically, the one man he's wanted to communicate with in all that time is deaf.

Shawn is part of a deaf theater group at the nearby college. Shawn wants Cooper as soon as they meet and he begins a determined flirtation. Cooper is comfortable with down and dirty sex, just not people. As far as Shawn is concerned, dirty sex is win-win, but he wants Cooper to let him into the rest of his life as well. Cooper needs time to heal and put his past away for good. Shawn needs to help Cooper forgive himself and accept that he can be loved. Both men find out that when it comes to the kind of healing love can bring, the sleepy beachside town of Santo Ignacio, "St. Nacho's" as the locals call it, may just be the very best place to start.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some listeners may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices.

©2008 Z. A. Maxfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

This was a good MM Romance with a lot of hard situations that the author handled very well in my opinion. I loved the characters and the story line but I will say I would have loved it more with a different narrator. Sadly he just sounded to robotic for my taste.

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Audist and Offensive

I looked forward to this book as it had a Deaf character. This book was full of offensive, audist language. It was never read by a Deaf sensitivity reader, that’s for sure. Why do you speak better? I don’t know how I would continue if I lost my hearing. These questions and content and actually having the narrator take on the speech tone and pattern of a Deaf person were so outrageously offensive. So much of the portrayal were just wrong.

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I liked the 1st half, but struggled w/the 2nd half

What was most disappointing about Z. A. Maxfield’s story?

I really liked the development of the relationship between Shawn and Cooper, it was sweet and the interplay of Coooper's music and Shawn being deaf led to some very touching and memorable moments. But the story lost momentum for me after Cooper's past pulls him away from Shawn and St. Nachos. I couldn't find Jordan sympathetic, and I found Stan and the whole religious subplot highly annoying and overly dramatic.

Have you listened to any of Thomas Fawley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to only 1 other performance by him, Touch the Sky by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee (which was a dual narration with Brandon Bujnowski), which was also a $1.99 audible add-on to the Kindle Unlimited book. Since I'm not a big fan of dual narration, I liked St. Nacho's narration better ... but I think both of these stories weren't the strongest and the narration helped bolster both books.

Any additional comments?

The Kindle book is offered free (purchase for $0, not Kindle Unlimited) and I added the narration for $1.99 (although it is now included in the Audible Romance Package). I know there are 3 more books in the St. Nacho's series (also included in the Romance Package), but I don't think St. Nacho's and Z.A. Maxfield is a good fit for my tastes!

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leave your baggage at the door

This was a solid story. The characters were rich and the story told was moving. The narration was amazing. Thomas Fawley admirably individualized each character and their emotions through voice, accent and inflection.

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Great story!!

I’m kinda embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t read too much of the storyline and didn’t realize that this was a love story between two men. However I loved their story and how they overcame so much, also guy on guy action is hot! I look forward to listening to the next book!

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Started off great but......

I greatly enjoyed the first half of this story, we're immediately informed that Cooper is suffering from a traumatic experience and has been on the run from his past. In comes shawn, a deaf but very communicative man, to give Cooper a reason to settle after 3 years of running.

While i enjoyed their romance, in the second half of the book our two main protagonists take an almost complete backseat to Jordan's story of recovery which was uncomfortable with a capital U. During Jordan's siege of the story we are also introduced to pastor Stan who is the embodiment of every pushy, cringy and overzealous religious representative you've ever had the displeasure of meeting or reading about.

my point is that i found this deep dive into religious propaganda and small town mentality 2/3 of the way into a very sweet romance off putting and an otherwise lovely story was ruined for me.

kudos to Thomas Fawley for perfectly recreating the voice of someone who is hearing impaired.

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Not for me

I found the main character to be completely unlikable and unbelievable. The amount of self guilt and angst he starts with about something out of his control is just dumb.
I work in the industry of auto accident fatalities and can tell you that In 6 years I have never had customer that reacts this way about it. Maybe because of my work I just couldnt buy the driving force to the main character's hang up. I couldn't finish at 50% and I don't want to finish it, I read enough to know I don't like it.

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heartfelt

Narration = 5 stars.. this is my first time hearing this narrator and he was amazing... giving each h character a distinct voice.
Story = 5 stars.. this is a well written, richly developed main characters and storyline..
Overall= 5 star.. I am highly recommending this book.
Charo

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Music can be heard in your heart

Other than the insta-love, the story of lost & hurt souls worked it's way into my heart. I fell in love with Shawn's tender heart. This is a love story that left me with a good feeling of hope and happiness.

Good read from a 1st time author & narrator to me. Well done!

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Could’ve been better

The theme wasn’t bad and the way ASL is described was great but the story could’ve been summarized in 3 paragraphs. Is very repetitive and lacks depth. The characters aren’t too bad but they too could’ve done more to feel like real people.
The narrator is the worst part of this book. Sounds like he is bored with the main voice/character. He does well with the other characters but can’t pronounce Spanish properly.
I won’t be playing this one again.