by Emily Carrington
Peter Campbell, a deaf man who teaches sign language classes, believes no one would ever love a bisexual man. When his new veterinarian, Dr. Abe Yoshida, shows him he’s wrong, Peter is left with the monumental task of coming out to his teenage daughter. Can his growing love for Abe give him the courage he needs?
The holidays are the worst time for Dr. Abe. He recently lost a patient, and the circumstances leave him struggling under a burden of guilt. Adding to his depression, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, he finds himself the victim of anti-Asian hate crimes. Then he meets Peter, a compassionate, partially in the closet bisexual man. Will Abe let love heal his heart, or will suicide’s sour music bewitch his soul?
Trigger Warning: Deals with Asian Hate Crimes, COVID-19, depression, and suicidal thoughts in characters with disabilities, which may be triggers for some readers.
5 stars from Books+Coffee=Happiness
Compassion Fatigue is an emotion-charged, page-turning, quick-yet-gratifying read… it will put you through the emotional wringer, but will give you the satisfying ending we all crave when reading a romance.