Simply brilliant! Although Drew lost his ability to speak after a car accident, he and Travis communicated extremely well together. I really felt like I got to know both of these characters in a meaningful way. The major angst in the story was realistic, and the wonderful ending made me well up with tears.
The Gig is a free short epilogue, available at Dreamspinner Press, which was also excellent!
Travis Miller has a machining job, a cat named Elwood, and a pathetic love life. The one bright spot in his existence is the handsome guitar player he sometimes passes on his way home from work. But when he finally gathers the courage to speak to the man, Travis learns that former novelist Drew Clifton suffers from aphasia: Drew can understand everything Travis says, but he is unable to speak or write.
The two lonely men form a friendship that soon blossoms into romance. But communication is only one of their challenges—there’s also Travis’s inexperience with love and his precarious financial situation. If words are the bridge between two people, what will keep them together?