A standalone in the Enhanced World
Deaf since childhood, Sebastian Armitage had a promising musical future until his dreams were shattered when he transformed at twelve years old. In a world where enhanced humans are terrorized and imprisoned, his life shrinks around him even more as he suffers the torment of his father’s experimental research to enable him to hear.
Gray Darling—struggling with the scars left by his experience in Afghanistan—agrees to provide short-term personal protection when anonymous threats escalate into assault on those closest to Seb.
As the lines between protection and attraction blur, Gray and Seb can’t ignore the intense feelings drawing them together. But secrets and betrayals might prove deadly, unless Gray is willing to risk it all. And Seb must find the strength to make his own future and sing his own song…
I am a huge fan of the “Enhanced” series” , I have read all three books multiple times. So when I found out about this book I was very excited.
As it turns out, this book might be linked to the “Enhanced” series, but it’s not quite the same style. It feels a bit more subdued, and even though I enjoyed reading it, I prefer the previous books a bit more. That’s a personal preference though…
Seb is a 20-year-old, enhanced, without any known abilities, and he has been deaf since he was just a little boy. He is also a musician. He has a father who will seemingly stop at nothing to fix his son’s hearing.
Gray is 38 and an ex military-man, struggling with PTSD. When Seb is being threatened, he gets assigned to be his bodyguard. He’s pretty enamored with Seb and when he really wants to help him and keep him safe. But it doesn’t take long for Gray to notice that there is much more going on…
Now, this is a very slow build, and even though I am a fan of those, I could have done with a bit faster. 😛 These two become close friends first…which is sweet and more meaningful…It’s just that I can be a bit impatient sometimes…sorry… ;P
I loved these two “broken” souls finding and healing each other. It was very sweet but not too cheesy. It still had some nice mystery and suspense. 😉 Since I like the original series a bit more, I am going for 3,75 stars for this one, rounding up to 4.
I am a big fan of the world that this author has built with the “Enhanced” series, and I myself can’t wait for the book 4 in the series…”The Strenght of his Heart“…So excited about that one!!