Series: Pier 70 #3
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, M/M Romance
Published: June 7, 2016
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?
I've been excitedly waiting for Speechless as I really wanted to hear Hudson and Teague's story. I was already intrigued by their characters in the first two Pier 70 books, and I can happily say that Speechless was worth the wait!
One of the things I love most about this series is how fantastic the characters are. They have amazing depth, and as I keep reading I become more and more invested in each and every one of them. Oh, especially Hudson. He piqued my interest right away with his singularly distinguishing characteristic--Hudson is mute (though he can hear just fine), which gives a lot of room to work with his character. We get to hear a lot of his thoughts and how he works through them, and the more I read the more I cared for his character.
Now Teague is a bit of a wild one, and Hudson really is the perfect match to him to tame his wild ways. Teague really does have some growing up to do, and we get to see that here in Speechless. The heat between the two of them is enough to light the pages on fire, and those naughty scenes will have you cranking your a/c's on high.
There's plenty of seriousness in this story-and there are points that can be triggers for some readers regarding depression and suicide. I do have to say, I never saw these things coming-which I suppose might be a point being made here as well (either that or maybe I'm just that oblivious)-and as events unfolded I was almost blindsided and full of worry. Edwards adeptly handles these subjects with tact and care, and will have you embracing the characters even more by the time the story is done.
I loved this book, and it is another 5-star read for me. I can't recommend this series enough, and now three stories in I don't think I could pick a favorite. I highly recommend this for M/M romance fans 18+ for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content. And I need more--as in give me Roan, ASAP!
Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.
Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.
When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.
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