I can’t stop talking about A Special Kind of Love. This was truly a captivating story about rejection, new beginnings, acceptance and undying love for the heroine and her son who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
How can a father or grandparents disown a child because he’s autistic? If only they could have looked beyond his disability, then they would have seen how brilliant the child was. After years of seeing her son mistreated by those who should have loved him unconditionally, Sharon leaves Chicago for a new start in Gaines, Wyoming. Aaron’s passion for horses paved the way for her to meet the Native American, Tanner West, a great horseman and fire chief. The chemistry between the two materialized immediately; at one point, Aaron made the statement “are you done making goo goo eyes at each other?”
Gaines is a small town and everyone has not accepted bi-racial couples, but Tanner was persistent in his advances, fully aware of those who disapprove. Sharon grew accustomed to negative reactions and accepted it as the norm until she met Tanner’s family; they embraced them with open arms. Before Tanner and his family, Aaron never displayed affection towards anyone. Imagine the look on his mother’s face when she watched her son kiss Tanner’s niece on the cheek.
Readers beware; there are two scenes you may want tissue close by. The first scene is when Aaron describes his father’s feelings for him. My jaw dropped and heart broke into a million pieces. The other is when Aaron tries to mimic his hero by suiting up to fight a mass fire.
I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading other novels by Tamara Hoffa.
-Reviewed by LaMona