Good morning all! So one of my favorites, Eden Summers is back with a different kind of romance. The hero is mute. Yeah this one was a different kind of read for me.
She lives in Australia with a young family who are well aware she's circling the drain of insanity.
Eden can't resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.
Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the author for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Eden Summers
Release Date: September 12, 2016
He's silent - but his touch speaks louder than words.
At first sight, Savannah is drawn to the harsh appeal of a man who refuses to talk to her. Keenan's hard stare is arrogant and unapologetic. The quirk of his sensuous lips is cocky and in control.
But there's more. There's something deeper he's trying to hide behind those steely grey eyes - a slight hint of vulnerability which captures her intrigue.
She'd been warned, told that his silence hides a myriad of lies capable of affecting her career and relationships with loved ones. Only she can't help herself. Testing Keenan's defenses is an addiction she can't deny.
When an author decides to give one of the main characters a disability it’s a nerve wracking thing for the reader almost as much as it is for the author. Especially if the reader (Me) is a big fan of the author (Eden Summers). The set up for Inarticulate revolves around Savannah Hamilton being sent to Seattle to help with a failing hotel deal when she meets the quite literally silent Keenan Black. Yep, Keenan doesn’t speak. At all. But that doesn’t stop Savannah from wanting to get to know the intriguing man and before long, things get very complicated when secrets are revealed and lies are exposed.
Inarticulate was something totally different than what I usually read. I’ve never met a mute hero before and because books rely a lot on conversation and dialogue, I was super nervous about this one. Would the connection between the characters still be there? I really had to trust that Eden Summers would be able to deliver a solid romance.
Keenan was an enigma from the very beginning and truthfully he remained that way throughout the book. I would have liked to get into his head for a few chapters to get a better idea of who he was and where he was coming from. Instead I was left with a lot of questions and very little answers that were revealed in the last quarter of the book so they didn’t really have a chance to set in with me. It wasn’t towards the last part of the book that I felt I connected with him and I just wish that the moment things imploded for him had happened sooner in the book to provide more time with the real Keenan.
Since Inarticulate mostly deals with Savannah’s side of things, I felt I knew her pretty well and I liked what I knew. She was a successful, independent woman with needs and insecurities. She also had a wicked sarcastic streak that I just couldn’t ignore since sarcasm is one of my favorite traits in characters and in people. She had the difficult task of being the only verbal character in the relationship and she really was able to carry out that role without coming across as annoying or full of herself.
I liked the additional characters in the story as well, even Savannah’s somewhat bratty cousin Penelope. I started off hating her immature butt and then by the end I felt bad for her. There wasn’t a whole lot of resolution between Savannah and Penelope which was a bit disappointing but only mildly.
My favorite thing about Inarticulate was the way Keenan and Savannah’s romance was handled. Keenan’s lack of verbal communication brought a unique set of challenges and gave a different tone to the book yet the physical chemistry between them was undeniable and addictive. The conflict was dealt with in a timely manner and with a dash of humor in between which kept the book from getting too conflict ridden. All in all a story without a dull moment.
Final Verdict: I had a good time with Inarticulate. It was different but yet clearly written in that Eden Summers way that always has me coming back for more.
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