In this story I wanted to explore the idea that a particular feature the world views as a disability is just one facet of a person, not the most defining characteristic. Sebastian is deaf,
yes, but that is merely one of his many qualities. I didn't want Sebastian's deafness to overwhelm the story — or to be the story. Like color-blindness, or a great sense of smell, or any kind of sensory difference, that is not the story — just
a bit of spice to the dish.
I have a tendency to write about men who are not very likable — at first, at least. They may have attitude problems, or overtly sexually aggressive
manners, or a habit of taking charge when it's inappropriate. Jordan is used to being the one who calls the shots, and he's sexually aggressive. Sebastian has a different kind of control. One that comes from his sensitivity, and kindness, and friendliness.
Naturally, these two personalities clash — despite the less-than immediate attraction. Enjoy!
Star Review by Top 2 Bottom Reviews:
"Sounds of Love is the first book I’ve read by Susan Laine and it definitely won’t be my last! I loved the fast-paced storyline and the strong emotional bond between the two main heroes. -- All of the characters
in this book are well written and likeable people. I hope that Ms. Laine takes pity on his reader and writes a sequel featuring more of these characters because I’m definitely pining on reading more about them. Sounds of Love has a firm place on my keeper
shelf, and I know any time I’m hankering for a sweet, sexy and emotionally charged read, I’ll reach for it time and time again."
Five Star Review by The Romance Reviews:
"There's something so rewarding about stories highlighting that people are different and others may perceive them in different ways. SOUNDS OF LOVE is both powerful and rich in this regard.
-- I enjoyed Susan Laine's writing, her way of making the characters so believable and human. Her dialogue flows smoothly, there's humour in certain parts and a definite wickedness in Jordan's pursuit of a man who can certainly hold his own against him. The
chemistry between Jordan and Sebastian is immense, their attraction to each other pure scorching heat and I found the relationship and the way it develops tender, extremely sexy and downright beautiful. -- The plot is rich with different facets--family, friendship,
the discovery of sexuality, heartbreak and love, delight and pleasure, and Jordan and Sebastian coming to terms with each other. I loved this book and would recommend it as a great, heart warming, tender, sexy read."
Five Star Review by Man Oh Man Reviews:
"What a great story! It was nearly impossible to put it down. The characters in the story were
all very lovable and engaging, and the story was well developed and well written. -- I really hope Ms. Laine writes a sequel to this because I'll definitely be there to read it. A+"
Four Star Review by Dark Diva Reviews:
"Susan Laine has created a wonderfully engaging love story in Sounds of Love. -- two very different men come together with a sweet explosiveness. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Laine."
Review by Randy's Book Bag Reviews:
"I wasn’t sure what to think about a book with a main character who couldn’t
hear because I didn’t know how the author would handle the characterization. This author did it very, well indeed, she either knows someone who is deaf or studied the ailment. -- It’s a good story with some mild to moderate sex and a lot
of solid making out and heated romance, more than enough to please anyone’s need for excitement and love from their e-reader."
Review by MM Good Book Reviews:
"This is quite a sweet story about two emotional damaged men who must work through their feelings to come together fully. -- I will recommend this one to those who love sweet sexy men, emotionally
distanced men, conflict, slight danger, hot erotic loving and a happy ending for all."