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Love Comes Around by Andrew Grey
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Carpenter Connor O’Malley is happy to lend a hand when he gets a call from Pleasanton Home for Children. Once an orphan himself Connor loves to spend time with the kids once his work is completed. Seeing Dan Harrington at the Home one day brings back memories of high school when he had a secret crush on the fellow student.
An extremely successful executive Dan left the hectic city life behind to return to the small town of his youth. With the internet, Skype, and the rest Dan keeps in contact with his office as he builds a new life. A product of the foster system Dan wants his own family starting with the adoption of six year old Lila. Rejected because she needs crutches to walk Dan is thrilled to call Lila his daughter.
A misunderstanding by Connor almost derails a job offer from Dan. Once the carpenter is set straight he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make Dan’s home safe and comfortable for another child the executive is hoping to adopt. Both men have a hollow feeling inside from empty childhoods and neither have had much luck with relationships as adults so it’s difficult for either to take that first step. Miscommunication doesn’t make things any easier. Luckily Connor and Dan are willing to use patience and stubbornness to try to make it work between them. Two busy careers, two fragile children, and two emotionally challenged men. Romance, easy peasy, right?
Love Comes Around proves the power of the obstinate. Seriously, Dan and Connor are crying out for love, wanting to have it, and wanting to give, share it. Their romance is a triumph. Learning how to love is a joy for readers to witness in Love Comes Around. Dan is so business driven that taking on two children with disabilities is almost too much even with a butler. Connor is the right balance, with a similar childhood and a kind, patient spirit. Not the most lovable characters at first but you will be cheering for them before Love Comes Around reaches its last page.