Sometimes love speaks for itself… After an accident in the line of duty, firefighter Roberto DeRosa’s life is turned upside down. His career fighting fires is over, and he’s left with an uncertain future and an injury that makes communicating difficult for him.

The only time words flow easily is when they’re lyrics and he has a guitar in his hands. Talking to women is definitely out, especially if they have bright blue eyes that seem to see right into his soul.

Dani Hodge is on the brink of realizing her dream of opening a small combination wine and book store in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. But before she can open the doors, there’s work to be done, more work than she can do herself.

When the tattooed guy who completely ignored her at a bar walks by and offers her a hand wrangling a tile saw, Dani can’t afford to say no—and why would she say no to Mr. Strong and Silent when his stare conveys more than words could?

A quote from the book: Without Words by Delancey Stewart

In the months after the shop opened, I often got up with the sun to come in and bake for the morning crowd, which tended to favor coffee and muffins over wine and sandwiches. The business had exploded, and though the pace was unrelenting, I’d never been happier. Rob held a huge place in my heart, and the promise of his love—the confidence I had in that relationship—made me a calmer and more centered person overall. I guess that’s what love does for you.

It was amazing really, how easily this revelation had come to me, once I’d allowed it to. Men don’t always leave, but if you expect them to, it’s a hell of a lot more likely to happen. I’d pushed Rob away to avoid the pain of him leaving me. And the result had been the exact pain I was trying to avoid. And it was awful.

I wondered briefly if Ben had left for the same reason, if there was something I could take from what I’d learned in my most recent experiences with love and apply it to my past failures. But I hadn’t failed Ben or pushed him away. I hadn’t expected him to leave, I’d done the opposite. I’d trusted him with the full-hearted trust I was choosing to give Rob now.

File Details:
Without Words – Delancey Stewart ePUB