Title: Ever The Same
Author Name: B.A. Tortuga
Publication Date & Length: February 27, 2015 – 256 pgs
Audie Barrack is in it up to his elbows with a sick calf when his son’s school calls. Seems Grainger has gotten into yet another fight. When he walks into the principal’s office, he’s shocked to find his son has been fighting with a little girl named Randi.
A little girl with one blind dad and one dad who recently passed away.
Dixon has lost his sight, his career, and his husband. Thank God for his brothers, Momma and Daddy, and his little girl, or he would simply give up. The last thing he needs is for Randi to start trouble at school, especially trouble that puts him in contact with another dad who might expect him to be a functional human being.
Dixon is struggling to live as a blind man, Audie is terrified someone might see he has a closet to come out of, and everyone from the school to both men’s families is worried for the men and their children. Unless they get themselves together and commit to change, neither of them stands a chance.
This was a beautifully written love story that was so sweet and warm.
This one touched my heart and made me tear up frequently and yet smile just as much. Truly enjoyable.
I wanted to be the one that was there for Dixon. I felt awful for him and his struggles being blind. He was a very scared man and couldn’t function. He just made you feel like you should hug him.
Audie was very confident, private and a very patient man. They both had very good personalities that lead to a wonderful romance. Grainger and Randi added so much to the story. I was not happy with Dixon’s friends when they met Audie, I thought they were horrible. The part when the parents tried an intervention was just beyond cruel. Though written quite well, the author got her point across.
This was a lovely sweet romance and if your looking for something like that, this would be perfect.
“You ready for this, Dixon?”
“I am. I… I don’t get out much. It’s exciting.”
“A little scary?” They headed out, the truck moving smoothly. He never worried about Audie’s driving, not like he did Dalton’s or his mom’s.
“Little bit, sure. I hate the idea of pouring something down my front.”
“I bet. I like your shirt.” Audie sounded as if he was flirting. For real.
“Randi picked it out.”
“She’s a good kid. She’ll call if she needs you, right? Grace and I both want to make sure she knows that’s okay.”
“She has her little phone in her backpack. It only calls me.”
“Good deal.” Audie hummed with the radio for a moment, and not for the first time Dixon cursed not being able to see the man.
“What do you look like?”
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has headed to the high desert mountains. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.