Artistic Appeal: Bottled Up bk 7 by Andrew Grey
This follow up book to Legal Artistry is a winner. It is the best of this series yet, Mr. Grey has created characters that you truly fall for in every way.
Brian Watson has come out to his close friends Gerald Young and Dieter Krumpt, he is working on the appeals trails for their case to get Dieter’s great-grandmother’s art collection back. In the mean time they have been trying to set him up. He goes to their Christmas party with his nine year old daughter, Zoe, and meets a man that steals his heart and he has to come up with a case brief to win this trial because Nicolai is very shy and weary of getting involved again.
Nicolai is deaf, he restores art for a living and loves his job very much. His boyfriend that walked out when work was scarce now wants back into his life. Nicolai wants Brian and keeps telling him no.
The magic in this book is that Mr. Grey has managed to create a world for Nicolai that has no sound. When you are in his point of view, you are in his world and there is no sound running around the page. You see lips move, see gestures and signs; no sound makes it on the page. This is very hard to do, as a writer writes with all his senses, but Mr. Grey has managed to this very well for this character.
This ability totally kept this read enthralled with this story and there was nothing to throw me out of the characters point of view, and if a sound did intrude from life around me, it really made me look around to see where I was. Mr. Grey you have a true winner, a true pure love story in Artistic Appeal and you have managed to top all your other stories in this series. Thank you so much for taking the time with book to give a look into Nicolai’s life.