Title: One Good Deed
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
While helping Luka with his English, Peter opens up about believing he shot his own father at age six.
But Luka senses holes in the story.
Luka Krachec immigrates to the United States to find his cousin dead and his cousin’s wife hospitalized after a terrible accident. He meets Peter Montgomery at the funeral. The American seems nice and captures Luka’s attention when he offers to help him with his English.
Peter has spent most of his life believing he shot his father at age six, and his family uses his regret and overwhelming guilt to keep him under their proverbial thumbs. Peter does his best to make up for what he did by helping others, and agreeing to help Luka with his English yields something amazing when they hit it off.
When Peter opens up to Luka about what happened when he was a child, Luka senses some holes in the story and suspects Peter needs some help, so he approaches the head of the psychology department at the college where he works. Neither expects to open a long-
barricaded door to secrets, denial, and family manipulation.
The blurb tells us about Peter and the guilt he has lived with his whole life since age six, but it does not say much about Luca. Luca is such a big part of this story, like how he lost his lover in Serbia, and how the government does not want to let him leave. He also has secrets that they don’t want him to reveal about his work.
Luka is huge part to this story. His heart is what pulls this story together, and it’s his love for Peter and his determination to find Peter help to deal with his past. Also, Luka’s love and concern for his dead cousins wife, and not letting her feel alone and afraid will pull at your heartstrings. It’s his compassion for Peter’s family and being there for them when the truth is revealed shows you what love is all about.
One Good Deed is a wonderful love story, and as always, uniquely told by Andrew Grey as only he can tell a story.
I recommend this book and all his works.
Reviewed by: Cheryl