Loud and Clear
Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid. When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a... show more
Jaxon is getting by fine, severe dyslexia or not. Being a cab driver means he doesn’t need to read much, and the job has its perks. The pay isn’t bad, the people can be interesting, and having memorized the city streets keeps him from feeling too stupid.
When he picks up Caleb, a quiet fare in a nice suit, Jaxon doesn't think anything of it. Then he ends up driving Caleb home the next week too, and the next, and the next. Eventually Caleb tries to communicate—by writing things down. Turns out that Caleb has such a bad stutter he spends most of his time mute.
If only Jaxon had an easier time reading what Caleb had to say. But he’s interested in trying, and Caleb seems interested back. They discover that, with a little bit of effort, it isn’t so hard to make themselves understood. Especially when what’s growing between them is definitely worth talking about.
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Publish date: 2016-05-23
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 93
Edition language: English
This one hit too close to home.This: “I spent my whole life being told I was stupid because I couldn’t talk well. They saw the disability, not me, but in the end I got past it. I hate that you never got past it.” And this: “Think about your accomplishments,” Caleb had said. “What you’ve been able to...
This was nice. But it did feel a bit stiff to me (no pun intended, because no smexy times in this one….).I think the blurb says it all, Jaxon is a dyslectic taxi driver and Caleb is his customer, who has trouble talking because of a severe stutter.The guys meet a couple of times when Jaxon drives Ca...
3.75 Hearts--Disabilities are not defects.Because they're not. I jumped at the chance to take a chance on new author, Aidan Wayne after reading the blurb. And this story was more than either man's disability, it was more about letting someone in when you've had to fight harder to make your place i...
I really liked the buildup and that both Jaxon and Caleb were supportive and protective of each other after knowing each other in passing for such a short time. I liked that they were flawed but didn't exactly let their problems stop them/bring them down. I thought their story was too short and I h...
3.5 starsI really liked this!! Disregard the fact that this novella didn't have any sex scenes (YAY for low steam story!) I found that it offered what it meant to be connected and working to build a relationship with someone you like, in a real, down-to-earth, unpretentious kind of way, without basi...