In the Absence of Light

In the Absence of light by Adreinne Wilder


For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of.

Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people in the eye, tell left from right, and has uncontrolled tics. Yet he’s beaten every obstacle life has thrown his way. And when Grant Kessler moves into town Morgan isn’t a bit shy in letting the man know how much he wants him.

While the attraction is mutual, Grant pushes Morgan away. Like the rest of the world he can’t see past Morgan’s odd behaviors

Then Morgan shows Grant how light lets you see but it also leaves you blind. And once Grant opens his eyes, he loses his heart to the beautiful enigma of a man who changes the course of his life.

I was a little apprehensive when I first read this book. All of the reviews said it was terrific so I gave it a shot.

Grant is a smuggler who was under investigation by the FBI.  He has a lot of money hidden and he cant get it until they get off his case.  Moving to a new rural area until he can get the money seemed like a really good idea at first. Grant brought a fixer upper house to take up his time while he was there.  One night at a bar he sees a little kid working there named Morgan. Grant sees what he thinks is Morgan being raped in the bathroom,  that wasn’t the case.

Morgan flicked his hand at me. “Thanks for the cock block, asshole.” Then he turned and left.

Morgan is autistic and amazing.  He is sarcastic and sweet.  When he meets people he looks down because he cant look them in the eye.  For some reason he looks Grant in the eyes. Morgan is so special and he sees so much.   At first Grant tries to stay away from him because he believes that it is wrong to be with Morgan.  But eventually he cant take it anymore.

I love that Adrianne was able to take and Autistic character and make you forget about it.  She made this character superhuman almost and it was refreshing. Grant and the other character were written in a way that they began not to notice the ticks and flutters.  I cant express how much I loved this aspect of the book.  It was amazing.

Some parts in this book made me so sad.  I mean like:

The sex scenes a were amazing.  Morgan was a fire cracker in and out of the bed and Grant fell HARD.  He didn’t even see it coming.  There are so many emotions that this books evokes that I cant even describe it.  Adrianne is a terrific author and I cannot wait for the next one in the series. I most definitely give this a 5.  If I could I would give it a 10, it is the perfect hurt comfort romance. Until Next Time.



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