Unspeakable is one of Sandra Brown's more recent novels (post romance era). While the plot is not her best, it definitely relies more on suspense and story than her earlier works.
What fascinates me is that when Brown focuses on something other than the romance plot, the romance ends up being so much more believable. We get so drawn into this deaf woman's world that the relationship that develops between the two main characters makes perfect sense. It really couldn't end any other way.
One stumbling point. The tornado. Yes, a natural disaster is great to move a plot along. But I don't see a 70+ year old retired sheriff setting off on his own to try to save his town from a looming tornado. Anyone in their right mind would duck and cover. Going out to help pick up the pieces, sure, but let's not pretend he can stop a tornado.