She can hear, but can't talk.
The moment a customer steps into the Blue Room at Red Light, sex is the only thing on Madison's mind. Men prefer a meek, obedient, silent woman to entertain them for money. Her muteness makes her the most popular prostitute at the illegal bordello in Federal, Idaho. But at the end of her work day, Madison's curiosity to know more about the man who spends his time keeping her company in the darkness outside the Blue Room consumes her until desire overcomes necessity.
At the right place. At the right time.
Bear has nothing to offer any woman. A felon and a member of Moroad Motorcycle Club, he takes what is at his disposal—women, cash, parties—and never thinks about tomorrow. Until he witnesses Madison's smile and suddenly tomorrow matters. Determined to show Madison what she does for a living doesn't define her, he refuses to walk away.
Madison is mute. She can hear but she can't speak, which makes her very popular. She never gave her life much thought until she hears a stranger standing in the alley whistling. Whistling - she could do that, it didn't require her to use her voice box. So she seeks out the stranger and asks him to teach her.
Bear (I'm in love and swooning right now) is not the typical nice guy. He's a member of the Moroad MC (yes, that MC) and he's been in and out of prison more times than not, but when he catches a glimpse of Madison's smile, he goes to the alley hoping to see her again. When she "asks" him to teach her to whistle - well, he's not going to say no.
I loved the interaction between these two characters. Because she can't speak and Bear doesn't know sign language, they rely on her texting him messages. The patience they show when "speaking" to each other is beautiful; but it's the understanding and neither judging the other for their past or present. They didn't try to change each other but they made each other want to be better, which is the best way to change.
Debra won me over with this story. It was beautiful, respectful, and full of love and understand. Blow Softly is not an MC book, and it is not a prostitute book. It is a book about two lonely souls never expecting to find their one and only. 5 emotional stars!