Handyman Characters ☆ E-book or Kindle E-pub

Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ì Claire Thompson

HandymanTouch one stolen kiss could send the older man into full retreat Where Will might have uickly moved on to a ready and willing partner he unexpectedly finds himself wanting to go slow With just a little coaxing he’s sure he can show Jack how good it could be between them Jack a recent widower never thought of himself as gay Frightened years ago by an erotic encounter with his best frie. This story had the bones of a good honest and adorable romance The age gap aspect and a character discovering his bi identity late in life put an interesting spin on the evolving love story between these two men But the writing style Although grammatically correct I had big issues with it—the dialogues especially And so odd as I normally love the dialogues in romance books My frustration turned into curiosity and a desire to figure out why I disliked it so much in this book If it weren't for other peoples' positive reviews I would have dnfed this book well before the 10% mark My search led me to find out about the usage of dialogue tags and action beats in fiction writing You know the ' he said' at the end of a spoken sentence or the small actions of non verbal communication like 'He crossed his arms' between lines of dialogue I realised such tags are essential to me as a reader when it comes to enjoying fiction This book went the opposite route with its dialogues sometimes lining up paragraph after paragraph of the same character speaking without any dialogue tags at all To make things even worse for me the topics of the dialogue in the beginning of the book were utterly utterly mundane To sum it up; the book seemed hell bent on being as boring as possible Luckily for me the book got better both in terms of tighter storyline and dialogue writing to my liking I did enjoy Will and Jack's blossoming love story and how they opened up to each other and talked problems through I loved the final chapters of Jack's interactions with his adult sons confronted with their father choosing a new and different path mid life 3 solid stars for the story but the writing style didn't work for me

Claire Thompson Ì 9 Summary

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 new handyman Jack Crawford But Jack is skittish One lingering. 45 stars Claire Thompson’s book are either a hit or miss with me Not to say she isn’t a great writer because she is She has a tendency to write very erotic novels while of course I love BUT in some of her books I don’t feel that the characters have an emotional connection between them The heroes are always very sexy and the writing is sexually explicit but I always prefer my heroes to have an emotional bond also In Handyman I think she did an awesome job with the heroes having both physical and emotional connection At thirty Will was working too hard and playing too fast As a trader for a prestigious bank on Wall Street he was burning the candle at both ends When he wasn’t drinking gallons of coffee to keep his energy going he was taking sleeping pills at night to get his overactive brain to settle down When Will’s boss dies of a heart attack in front of him Will decides that he needs to change his life Three months after his boss died Will finds himself on an extended leave of absence from his work and owning a hundred year old house in the suburbs The house is in desperate need of renovations though so Will decides to hire a handyman who had been referred to him from a friendWhen Will lays eyes on Jack Crawford the new Handyman his first thought is “straight” Jack is nothing Will is used to be attracted too He is older shorter than Will not particularly handsome but well muscled In spite of being the total opposite of what Will has dated before there is something about Jack that calls out to Will’s heart This is something that has never happened before Especially with a man like JackJack Crawford is a hardworking successful blue collared worker He owns his own business and is a jack of all trades so to speak Jack has been fighting loneliness for the past two years His wife of twenty six years died suddenly and with his two boys being out of high school he has been alone for a while now Jack honestly doesn’t know what to think of Will For one thing Will treats him like a friend instead of hired help and Jack has the suspicion that Will might be gay and possibly attracted to him This confuses Jack because once upon a time he was bi curious with is best friend in high school but since then has had no sexual attraction towards menAs the two men get to know one another they both are experiencing something new in their lives Jack is attracted to Will and is starting to have strong feelings for him and Will wants from Jack than a physical relationship Will is starting to fall in love with Jack and that has never happened to him beforeI enjoyed the development of Will and Jack’s relationship There is a lot of dialog between Jack and Will I liked that It made me feel like they actually wanted to get to know one another instead of just jumping in the sack together That was refreshing to me Also I thought that the sex scenes in this book was very well written Jack’s inexperience and fear with becoming sexually involved with men was apparent but Will’s patience and love succeeded in breaking down that fear and insecurity and Jack soon becomes a very active and excited participant in the bedroom I really loved how they both learned from each other I thought at times this book had some very romantic and sweet moments in it and I really hated for it to end My only complaint is I thought the problem Jack had with his son’s came to a result too easily Too me it was wrapped up a little to uickly but honestly I was glad it was dealt with period instead of being shoved under the rug like so many books do nowadays I don’t know if I would say this is a gay for you themed book Because of Jack’s bi curiosity with his best friend in school Jack was forced to put his scared feelings and attraction he has for his best friend aside because he had gotten his wife pregnant and did the right thing in his mind and married her I think this book is about friendship and the connection we have with one another Will himself actually says it best when he comes to the realization that he is attracted to Jack and has strong feelings for him as well“The heart wants what it wants” So true

Summary Handyman

Handyman Characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å 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 snaNd he focused firmly on his marriage Now that his bed is empty however those deep sexual longings are rising dangerously close to the surface Their connection is deep instant and one that Jack tries to ignore Yet friendship grows into an erotic journey that must cross a divide of different generations backgrounds and worlds The prize is the one thing neither is sure he can handle true lo. I decided to read this book because I liked the blurb of the story It seemed rather predictable but sometimes I don't want originality I just want a nice easy predictable read And this is mostly the right book for thatI liked the characters especially Jack Jack is an 'older' guy actually 44 years old doesn't seem old to me but it's older than most characters in romance fiction tend to be who's been married for 24 rather passionless but loving years and widowed for 2 He has had exactly one homosexual on his side rather passive encounter that happened 26 years ago and he managed to make himself forget about that pretty easilyWill on the other hand has always been gay always known it and lived it to the fullest if that is what you call a countless string of one night stands and non relationship encounters He has sex but he has no idea about love But Will has just turned 30 and also considering his high stress job he suddenly notices that something vital is missing in his life So he takes a sabbatical buys an old house in urgent need of renovations and hires Jack as his handyman And despite Jack being everything he hasn't looked for so far older not G handsome etc Will falls promptly in love But Jack is straight right Or not So generally I liked this book Jack was great and a very believable character He needed time to deal with his feelings for Will for coming to terms with the change in his view of himself and the world in general That makes sense and was actually refreshing And I liked how sweet Will was and how patient mostly So that is a definite plusHowever I had two issues with this story The first one is actually a rather huge one and that is the writing style It felt stilted to me Unnatural A bit corny I cannot imagine people really talking that way especially to friends and peers Well not in the 21st century in the younger demographic anyway It made me feel uncomfortable from the very beginning and although I got used to it to a certain extent it always put a damper on things The second issue was the mushiness Don't get me wrong I like sweet tender stories But the way Will and Jack talked sometimes well it was than sweet It was red candy coma sweet Maybe that would have been okay but together with the stilted language it seemed too much for me I'm not saying people cannot have tender moments But the degree of tender moments in this story was immense And slightly unbelievable to meStill altogether a nice easy read especially if you don't have too high expectations Reading it was generally time well spent if only to get to know Jack and Will and to accompany those two for a while