Love In Touch

Love In Touch Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college Now and living in Seattle she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate a sign language interpreter One

  • Title: Love In Touch
  • Author: Lucy May Lennox
  • ISBN: 9780985826338
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him the fact that he s strikingly handsome doesn t hurtKassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him the fact that he s strikingly handsome doesn t hurt.Jake has been deaf and blind since birth His disability has cut him off from the world, but beneath his isolated exterior, is a smart, sweet guy with a dry sense of humor Despite the odds, he s highly educated, but at 26, he s gotten stuck in a rut, with few friends and no clear career plans Until a sweet smelling girl introduces herself to him unexpectedly, and opens up a whole new world to him.Jake is intelligent, genuine than anyone she has met before, and for the first time Kassie starts to feel like her life has some direction But as their friendship deepens into something , the difficulty in communicating with each other only grows, and it seems like everyone they know thinks their relationship won t work How can they come to a deeper understanding of each other, and find a future together

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    1. 4.5 Stars!A truly unique love story about a deafblind boy and the girl who sees past his disabilities and makes both their worlds a lot brighter!The author did a wonderful job of expressing Jake's feelings; his need to be accepted, his anxiety in dealing with the unfamiliar and even though he couldn't see or hear, how brilliant his mind was! I will admit, I actually felt claustrophobic at times living in his dark, quiet world, and for a long time, it was the only world he knew. Oh, he had outlet [...]

    2. This Story got my attention from the first time I’ve readed the blurb. How a deaf blind person interacts with the world? Usually when we think in a deaf blind person, it comes to mind Helen Keller and her struggle to learn to communicate and be understood.Now a days, in a world that is really worried about social inclusion, it’s still hard for the deaf blind to be able to communicate, have a career and friends.Jake is the perfect example of this struggle. He’s 26 years old, still lives wit [...]

    3. What a lovely,unique story.I loved Jake he was so sweet. This is the first romance book i have found with a Deaf-blind MC.

    4. 3.5 StarsThis was a nice read with very little to no angst. Kassie is learning ASL and goes with her friend to meetings where she interacts/practices her ASL. There she sees Jake who is sitting by himself in the corner. Kassie approaches him and notices that Jake is deaf and blind. He knows an entire different system for communicating than ASL so Kassie learns it so that next time she is able to speak with him. Slowly, this couple develops a friendship and then a relationship. If you are unhappy [...]

    5. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. This is a pretty simple book about a girl trying to learn ASL (American sign language) because her gay roommate is deaf and she wants to be able to better communicate; and, a mid-twenties deaf/blind guy she meets at one of the group forums she attends. The deaf/blind guy (yes, that is what Helen Keller was), sits by himself at the meeting because no one can really communicate with him until his specialized "translator (intervenor)" shows up. The girl takes it upon hers [...]

    6. IMO, L in T is a realistic portrayal of a romance dealing with a character who is deaf-blind.I believed the romance and I believed the reactions from others to that romance. There were some slow parts and the h could at times be annoying. But, within that annoyance I did like that the author didn't shy away from displaying the h's shortcomings. She has a hard time dealing with people and has never had real friends or real relationships. She is almost ALWAYS agitated, defensive, insulted and piss [...]

    7. While I enjoyed the original concept of overcoming such diversity as being deafblind I still felt much to be lacking. The only character I felt that had depth was Jake. The other personalities just seemed incredibly one dimensional. The hero and heroine were said to be in their mid early 20sd yet they felt so much younger and juvenile. Had there been a decent ending or at very least an epilogue I would have rated higher. Also, this read is currently listed at $4.99. That's pretty steep for a 230 [...]

    8. If you're a fan of romance novels that showcase perfect alpha males and equally perfect alpha/beta females, you should read this book. Love in Touch is nothing like those formula romances and by suggesting it I'm hoping you might realize that romance can happen to "normal", everyday people.22 year-old Kassie lives in Seattle, working at a boring job while she struggles to return to the world of the living after watching her father slowly die after a debilitating stroke. She's hurting, but determ [...]

    9. Love in Touch has some so-so moments, mainly with the way Jake, who is blind and deaf, is handled. He's the bright spot in this story and very dimensional with a strong personality. Unfortunately the heroine, Kassie brings this entire story down. Kassie is a woman in her mid-twenties, but acts more like she's in high school. She comes across as screechy and whiny. Also the abundance of exclamation points (!!!!!) when Kassie yells or gets excitable, which is the majority of time. She also comes a [...]

    10. I stumbled upon this book in late September and after reading the first four or five chapters online, I knew I had to read it!I downloaded it today - already happy that my store was selling it - and sat right down to read it.I found the main topic of the book - deafblindness - really interesting and I admire how the author dealt with it.The two protagonists Kassie and Jake (the deafblind character) were likable right from the start and I loved how both grew throughout the story.At the beginning [...]

    11. I had always wondered about deaf-blind people but I was too lazy to make a research, so this book easily explained to me everything I wanted to know and I enjoyed it.This is totally a love story and I felt the feels at the beginning but I wish I still had them by the middle and the end. I love Jake and his story is amazing, his struggles are hard and I understand him but this story was too short and I didn't love the end. I liked Kassie but I hated the way she thought about Jake's parents. She t [...]

    12. Loved this. Very different story about a disability that not much is written or known by general public. Great characters, fully fleshed out. Funny, heart wrenching at times describing all the work these characters go through to be together like a "normal couple". Fell in love with both the main characters and interesting side characters as well. Looking forward to more from this author.

    13. Click on Banner to Enter Dec 2, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014Love knows no barriers. Kassie is like a ship without an anchor, until she meets Jake, a man born deaf and blind. Their attraction is both sweet and painful as they fumble with communicating and getting to truly know each other as an individual, no labels involved . Kassie struggles with sign language and Jake struggles with being locked within his own world, but together new doors open that neither could have foreseen, as they guide each other t [...]

    14. Very well written with just a couple of editing issues. This is a stand-alone book with no cliffhanger.I love books that take me to new places and let me experience things I know little or nothing about, and the author certainly accomplished this. I really enjoyed this story and found the entire premise to be original and interesting. I have some personal experience with interacting with the deaf, but I learned a lot of new information in this book, with the introduction to the deaf-blind world. [...]

    15. Love In TouchBY: Lucy May LennoxPAGES: 252 PAGESI can´t remember where I heard about this book… I think someone in the Booktube community mentioned it and I checked it out in , and after reading the blurb decided I wanted to read it.It stayed in my Ipad for a couple of weeks until mid February when I sat down to selct books I wanted to read for a read a thon and decided to read it to complete the “Read an underhyped book” challenge.Read the whole book in one sitting, and even though the s [...]

    16. I was a little hesitant to read this at first, but after I got into it, I really liked it At times it kind of seemed like highschool kids rather than grown ups in their late 20's, but I suppose I wouldn't know how I would be in a relationship such as thiers. Jake was so cute, I can't imagine how it would be to be in a world where you couldn't see or hear. Kassie was funny and she didn't take no sh!t, she did put up with more than I would have from her co-workers, I swear that Dave needed a punch [...]

    17. *2.5* I've been waiting to read this book for so long and now that I have, I'm sad that it wasn't as good as I had hoped. I loved the concept for the book but it just fell short. The overall story was constantly interrupted by Kassie's incessant whining and the book was very repetitive. I found it hard to like many of the characters because they were either really rude, or just cranky. I wish Kassie's mother was in the story more, she was so sweet! Dave and his friend's were such jerks, omg, I w [...]

    18. I loved the premise of this book, with a deaf blind lead character. The intricacies of his life and the deaf/deaf blind community was really interesting to read about and something I am unfamiliar with. I didn't particularly care for the female lead, Kassie. She and her roommate's conversations felt like they should have been between two high schoolers, not people in their early twenties. The character fell flat for me. Jake had depth and the author did a great job of characterizing his frustrat [...]

    19. A very different love storyThis story was very touching and different. Kassie and Jake's determination to stay together through all the obstacles of communication and criticism from friends and family, makes you want to cheer them on. The story was well written, and will be placed as one of my favorites.

    20. If I could only use one word to describe this book, it would be beautiful. The love the two characters show for each other is just inspiring. Many of us take our sense of sight and sound for granted. I can't imagine not being able to hear the sound of the ocean or see the sunset. A great book about true love.

    21. loved it :) actually looked up the deaf blind sign language guide, its hard!! need a continuation of them though and con't of erik and kevin too

    22. I loved this book. It has probably been the best one I've read this year and I read a few books a week. Go buy this-now.

    23. Recently I've been trying to find more contemporaries that include deaf main characters and this book caught my eye because it included a deafblind main character. While I know that you cannot always rely on contemporary romances to be 100% factually accurate, I was pretty interested in knowing more about how people who are deafblind communicate. So I gave this book a chanceIt's a pretty standard girl-meets-boy love story. Kassie goes to a Deaf community center event and sees Jake sitting off by [...]

    24. I don't have a lot of knowledge about the deaf community. I don't know anyone personally who is completely hearing impaired. Same for the blind. I do like to read books with the H/h having either disability. It broadens my knowledge on the subject and I love a good HEA despite any differences between main characters . I couldn't see how a deaf-blind person could learn and understand as much as Jake does. He was born that way. It seems a bit far fetched he has these in depth conversations using w [...]

    25. I want to give this more stars but I just had some issues. SO almost 4 stars. I just didn't like Kassie. I agree with another reviewer that since it was all her pov it was a bit immature for a 24 year old. I have this opinion about books. I feel like in real life people are juvenile, immature, and indecisive but we just don't want to read that in our books. My sister will sit together and have a lengthy conversation about guys but if that was in a book no one would like it. I want an escape whil [...]

    26. *3.5 stars*This was such a cute and interesting read. It was very different from anything I have read because one of the characters is deaf blind. I really enjoyed seeing how this character, Jake, communicated with other people and how it takes patience and time to get things right. I also loved learning more about deaf blind people. I really enjoyed the main character, Kassie, but sometimes she could get annoying because she wanted things done her way and if it wasn't done her way she got mad a [...]

    27. To read this review in it's entirety, please go to kristenbrockmeyer.I read an excerpt of Love in Touch on a blog somewhere--I can't even think of where, now--and, in the comments, mentioned that I'd really like to review it. It seemed like such a fascinating love story and, I could tell from the brief excerpt, well-written. Plus, there was that hauntingly gorgeous cover. Something about this book just tugged at me. Next thing you know, I had a kind email and an e-copy of the book in my inbox.Fo [...]

    28. Omg, this is a book that I immensely loved because the main topic of this book is how the heroine coped with her boyfriend's deafblindness. Sadly, it's only a four star for me despite the fact that this was an instant buy and instant read for me. I would have given it five stars if it had answered all of my unanswered questions that started when I begun reading this book. One of them is the fact that I still wonder what Jake's eye color is. Yes, it's pointless and stupid and isn't that important [...]

    29. 3.5 starsI wanted to read this book as soon as I read the synopsis. It is such an interesting situation to me because I really wanted to know how a deaf blind person would communicate and how they lived. However, I didn't exactly get that from this book.Kassie was an interesting character. I'm not entirely sure if I liked her, though. She knows about Jake's disability and I'm glad that she pushed him to do more things, but at times I felt like she was pushing too hard and it annoyed me when she' [...]

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