Title: Love Comes Home
Author: Andrew Grey
Publication Date: March 7, 2014
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Review: When single father Gregory Hampton learns that his 10-year-old son, Davey, has a degenerative condition that will leave him blind, it’s a blow to his world. Not only does he know that the dreams that he had for Davey may not happen, he also knows that many of the things Davey wants might end up out of his reach. And when Greg meets Tom Spangler at a party thrown by mutual friends, he finds himself wondering if he will be able to pursue some of his own dreams, as well.
As Davey’s condition worsens and Greg and Tom try to get to know each other better, what are the chances that things might work out? And how much more complicated with things become when Greg’s ex-wife shows up to throw her own opinions on Davey’s care into the mix?
This is an incredibly sweet story about love of all kinds. Even though the story has an m/m romance theme, I think it truly transcends that motif to include the love of family and friends – and the notion that sometimes a family is made up of those who are there for you and support you, not necessarily just those who are related to you. Greg’s selfless love for his son is endearing, as is Tom’s support of both Greg and Davey. And all of the friends that surround them provide this wonderful sense of a community of support. I found this to be a story that pulls at the heart (and not always just for the moments between the central couple) but left me feeling great about the people in my own life who are always there to support others and truly care – and it inspires me to remember to show the people I care about that same type of support.
I started this review giving this book four stars, but I find now that I’m thinking about it more, it’s definitely a five star – one of the best books I’ve read so far this year…
(eGalley provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)