By Eden Summers
He’s silent–but his touch speaks louder than words.
At first sight, Savannah is drawn to the harsh appeal of a man who refuses to talk to her. Keenan’s hard stare is arrogant and unapologetic. The quirk of his sensuous lips is cocky and in control.
But there’s more. There’s something deeper he’s trying to hide behind those steely grey eyes–a slight hint of vulnerability which captures her intrigue.
She’d been warned, told that his silence hides a myriad of lies capable of affecting her career and relationships with loved ones. Only she can’t help herself. Testing Keenan’s defenses is an addiction she can’t deny.
Falling in lust is easy. Learning his secrets comes with a price. The cost? Her broken heart.
“I’ve been hurt by words before, Keenan. But never have they inflicted as much pain as your silence.”
Savannah is sent to Seattle to resolve some issues their hotel staff is having with the potential new owners. Unfortunately for her, the woman causing all the problems is her cousin, Penny, who has hated her since they were kids. She meets Keenan at a family dinner and is told to stay away from him by her other cousin, Dominic, who is also Penny’s brother. But Keenan is too alluring and Savannah doesn’t want to resist. So she doesn’t. But with Dominic against the relationship, Penny out to make her life hell, and Keenan keeping secrets, it’s not long before something has to break.
Savannah is a nice woman, which is obvious by how much she cares for her hotel employees, even though they won’t be her employees for much longer. But she’s also tough and has no problem standing up for herself against family members and powerful men. But at times I felt she was a little shallow and judgemental. She assumed Keenan was nothing more than a lowly employee and compared him to all the rich corporate men she’d dated in the past. She wanted him despite the fact that she thought he was a nobody, and that didn’t sit well with me. Keenan is one hot and mysterious man. He’s very proud and hates being reminded that his inability to talk is considered a failure among family and colleagues. He hates it even worse when Savannah slips up and says how much she wished he could talk to her. I give kudos to Ms Summers for writing a character that can draw you in without speaking a single word.
Do you think I wanted to become infatuated with someone who thinks I’m less of a man because I don’t talk?
INARTICULATE is told mostly in Savannah’s POV, however there are some instances where we do see Keenan’s POV, and that mostly comes in the form of his emails to Savannah. The twist that caused the conflict near the end was shocking, and not one I saw coming. I really liked that, because it’s not too often I’m taken by surprise anymore. At this stage, INARTICULATE is a stand-alone that comes with a very nice HEA for Keenan and Savannah.
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