Never judge a book by its cover.
Michael Campbell can’t hold a job for more than a few days. He’s lucky his foreman is giving him another chance with the solar panel project at an elementary school in Atlantic City. When he spies a man walking strangely in front of the school, Michael laughs, assuming he’s drunk or high. Little does he realize that Joshua Stone, a teaching assistant, has cerebral palsy, and he’s having a bad muscle control day. Taking a tumble right in front of the handsome construction worker is just his luck.
When Michael learns the truth, he feels bad for his cruel behavior. He offers to give Joshua—and his tricycle, the Racing Rhonda—a lift. Joshua accepts the help, and suddenly there’s a gorgeous man breezing into his life, turning his world upside down. But Michael has more issues than his inability to hold down a job, and neither man is sure if they’ll be able to overcome their fears in order to be together.
I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. Not knowing this narrator or this author, but I was intrigued on the base line of the story. And I’m so glad I took that chance.
Michael, kind of a shallow man. He’s hot, sexy, always about him. And until now has been coasting through life on a song and prayer.
Joshua on the other hand was dealt a bum wrap. However, most days he takes it in stride. I’m not sure I would be that amazing.
Michael and Josh do not meet on the best of terms, but Michael doesn’t give up, finally he starts seeing his self worth.
First, I have to say. ppl may take Michael’s initial teasing wrong, I did not and thought the author did a wonderful job making the distinction between being laughed at and laughed at. And Michael totally redeems himself time and time again for this one error. And then asking for help understanding is amazing. Not all of us know.
I also love the slow build between them, which for Michael and his past is a challenge but he gets it, he understands this is different, better. And Josh, with his past mistake, he’s nervous so the build is spot on.
I completely loved the naming of the extra characters. Just a well rounded an amazing tell.
The narrator did a superb job capturing everyone.