Sunday, November 13, 2011

Learning to Walk

Title: Learning to Walk
Author: Drew Zachary
Publisher: Torquere Press
ISBN: 978-1-61040-554-6
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

After being in an accident that should have killed him, motorcycle rider Kit knows he should be happy just to be alive.  Yet the young man is devastated over the fact that he is wheelchair bound and, once again, living at home and being cared for by his father.  It’s up to his physiotherapist, Neil, to show him that everything he once had can be his again, with just a little patience. 

Learning to Walk is the newest addition to the City Hospital series by Drew Zachary.   This is an entertaining story that will hold the readers’ attention from the first page.  Both the characters and the plot come across realistically.  Kit is a young man used to being on his own but, when an accident lands him back home, he has a lot of resentment to overcome.  The feelings and emotions Kit goes through during the course of this story ring true to life.  Not only must he give up his independence, once again relaying on a parent for the smallest thing, but the fears he has over never walking again lead to depression and anger.   

Neil is the physiotherapist assigned to Kit’s case.  From the moment he meets the injured man, he can’t help being attracted to him.  Neil has strong professional ethics, which play a strong role in this story.  I liked that the author used this as a story point, rather than gloss over the issue.  Neil’s strong beliefs and Kit’s desire for more than a therapist/patient relationship causes more than a few tense moments.  The author brings these two together wonderfully though so readers won’t have any complaints. 

Learning to Walk is a great addition to this ongoing series and may just be my favorite so far.

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