Lynda reviews Speechless by Nicole Edwards
Book #3 in the Pier 70 series
He’s suffering in silence…
Teague Carter, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has spent his life feeling rejected. To the point that he has never allowed himself to get close to anyone. He prefers it that way, in fact. But he refuses to believe that his destructive behavior might be something more than rebellion.
He’s unable to speak…
Hudson Ballard, Pier 70’s mechanic, has been fighting his attraction to Teague for years. He has stood by and watched the kid get more and more out of control, but this time is the last. If Teague wants to use sex to escape his problems, Hudson is certainly willing to be the one to show him that he’s good with more than just his hands.
Sometimes words aren’t necessary.
There are fireworks when this out-of-control bad boy agrees to no strings with this tatted up, dominating mechanic.
Can Teague and Hudson keep their emotions from getting involved in their arrangement? Or — thanks to the demons from their pasts — will the darkness steal from them before they have a chance?
The title of this book is very apt to the story within the pages.
We met Hudson and Teague in Reckless and Fearless the first two instalments of Nicole Edwards Pier 70 series. I was really looking forward to reading this one because Hudson is mute. How do you write a story with character interaction when one is mute. Well quite well if your Nicole.
This m/m romance is fantastic. From the very beginning you can feel the characters chemistry and connection and the struggles they have with the intensity of that connection.
“Since the day Hudson had started working at Pier 70 Marina a little more then two years ago, he and Teague had been on the outs. His best assumption was that there was an undeniable attraction between them that both of them were denying- which, not that he thought about it, was a complete contradiction. Not to mention, it was a dumb-a** excuse for Teague the be such a di**head.”
Teague was a delicate character. He suffered in silence with a struggle within that comes to a head. The way Nicole has written this character is testament to her abilities to broach serious subjects within her books.
Hudson being older then Teague brings a sense of maturity to the story, even if his line of thinking is sometimes that of a silly boy but when it comes to things that really matter he is a very level headed intuitive character.
The interaction of all the previous character helps keep speechless interesting, because let’s face it, we all love our previous characters in standalone series.
I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the Pier 60 series Harmless and Clueless.
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