My rating for The Talker Collection: 5 Stars and a recommended read
Meet Brian Cooper and Tate ‘Talker’ Walker. Teammates on the track team and all it took for their friendship to begin were a lone seat by Brian and the fact that both Brian and Talker needed one another. Friendship continues even as both go off to college, life throwing them curveballs even as they navigate this thing called life. For friendship that turns to love, life is not a smooth ride for these two. One will learn to speak up; the other will have to learn to listen. Both Brian and Talker will find that in order to get their own happily ever after, they need to trust in themselves as well as in each other.
I had a feeling I am going to need to explore her backlist for more books to explore after I finished the first book, Talker, in this collection. I got to admit, I fell in love with both Talker and Brian.
Lane has such a wonderful way with words and in
this collection there is three stories centered on these two characters. In
each story the characters grow and learn and find their way in a world they are
leery of. The writing is tight, characters grow with each story and the reader
just can not get enough of Brian or Talker. I loved how these two met and
became fast friends. Amy Lane is a masteful storyteller as she lets these two
main characters take center stage and show the reader how their lives take
turns they are not expecting. The emotions you experience through this
collection runs the gauntlet-you laugh, cry, smile, hate and worry even as the
love that grows between these two amazing characters steals your heart.
I fell for these two characters right off the bat. Both were sensitive young men and they clicked with one another. Friendship, love, and more follows as the reader is drawn into their stories in Talker, Talker’s Redemption and Talker’s Graduation. There were some wonderful secondary characters that helped move the story along at times but overall this was all about Brian, Talker and their journey to their own happily ever after.
This collection is more than two people falling in love after finding one another. It’s about finding yourself in a world that has hurt you, beaten you down and tried to drown you in despair. For Talker and Brian, these two characters should have been down and out for the count over all that was done to them in their young life but
shows how strong they really are even as life decides to toss a few more bombs
their way. The growth of these two characters is wonderful to behold and when
we see that final chapter between these beloved characters…well let me just say
tears were flowing and a smile was on my face.
You can find the Talker Collection in PRINT only at Dreamspinner Press though you can get the individual stories in E-book.