LOVE’S TETHERED HEART By C.L. Etta
GLBT Contemporary Romance / Released Jan 2, 2017 by Dreamspinner
BOOK BLURB: Two years ago Mico and his partner suffered a savage gay bashing that left Mico a quadriplegic—and ended his dreams of traveling the world as an archaeologist. Abandoned by the man he loved, he lives in isolation, tethered to his bed by the machines keeping him alive, with only his caretakers and immediate family as companions.
Assigned to interview Mico and uncover the story behind his assault and his refusal to identify his attackers, journalist Danny is unprepared for his reaction to the fragile enigmatic man. Mico is afraid to let Danny into his life, and Danny is unsure how to change his mind. Mico is also keeping secrets, and he isn’t the only one. Danny is determined to protect Mico, and he’s determined to show Mico that their feelings for each other can thrive amidst the mechanics of Mico’s existence.
The premise of this book really intrigued me: A romance that included a paraplegic. A real challenge and C.L. Etta handled it beautifully.
With an air of mystery and a sigh of romance, this book held so many page-turning elements. The characters were multidimensional with an excellent balance between backstory and the present.
I grew so close to these characters that the day after finishing the book I had the urge to give Danny and Mico a call to see how they were doing.
C.L. Etta didn’t just write a book, she told a damn good story. Thank you for the journey.