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Handyman
Handyman
Author: Claire Thompson
High-powered stock trader. Simple handyman. Can they find common ground? — Will Spencer is a player with a reputation for using and discarding lovers as easily as he earns big money on Wall Street. Handsome, sexy and openly gay, he’s used to having whatever -- and whoever -- he wants at the snap of his fingers. — And what he wants now is his...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781605043197
ISBN-10: 1605043192
Publication Date: 7/1/2009
Pages: 216
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4.1 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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Helpful Score: 5
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The blossoming of the relationship between Will and Jack was a pleasure to read. Jack's character is very well developed and I love how the author provided detailed descriptions of his thoughts. The sexual tension between the characters was scorching as were the sex scenes. Jack's awakening was both poignant and sweet. This is the first book I've read by this author and I can't wait to read more. I've put most of her other books on my wishlist.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting contemporary with a relationship driven plot. I thought the interaction between the heroes was well done - and that between the older hero and his sons was particularly good.
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Of all the m/m stories I've read, this particular story does the best job of capturing the conflicted emotions of a man who thought he was straight, but isn't. The two men don't have instant love. They don't jump into a relationship straight away. They take their time entering into the relationship. Neither one wants to scare the other one away. However, it's also the downfall of the story. The interior monologue and musings are endless. The story could have moved along at a faster clip. So much of it was "does he like me?" "am I imagining things?" After a while, you want to slap the characters in the face.

I had issues with the author's style of writing. There's something unrealistic about the dialog. I work with 40-something year old men in a male dominated industry. This is not how men speak these days. Jack, the handyman, talks like a woman would talk. I felt like Jack, the handyman, wasn't forty-four, but more like sixty four! This is one of the major issues I have with a female author writing a male/male romance. They don't capture the male tone of voice well and that's so crucial in a m/m relationship especially one such as this book where the emotional buildup takes most of the story

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Will Spencer (Primary Character)
Jack Crawford (Primary Character)

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