Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: His Handyman
AUTHOR: Lexie Davis
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 68 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2016
When Austin Beckham’s sister suggests that he build his dream deck in an effort to nurse his broken heart, he jumps on it. Keeping his mind and his hands occupied was a good idea. Avoiding his ex-lover’s flamboyant displays of affection toward his new lover was an even better idea. However, Austin knew nothing about carpentry. Determined to gain information from the hardware store, he meets Roman, a sexy cashier that threatens to heat up Austin’s already sweltering hot summer with just one look.
Roman has worked in construction nearly his entire life and wanted a change after his father caught him with another man in a construction trailer on a job site. Taking a lower-paying job at the local hardware store, he meets unskilled do-it-yourselfer’s all the time but Austin was different.
What started out as a simple question from Austin turns into something more when Roman arrives at Austin’s house for a door installation. Sexual tension crackles between the two men as they fight the temptation to give in to their desires. Playboy Roman is good with his hands but how will he handle matters of the heart?
First Edition published by Total E-Bound Publishing, July 12, 2010
Austin Beckham can’t believe he took his sister’s advice about building a deck to help him get over his heartache at being dumped by his ex-boyfriend Oliver. It’s not so much Oliver dumping him it’s the fact that he walked in on Oliver with Anatomy teacher Ethan! The only problem with listening to his sister is that Austin knows nothing about carpentry. When Austin makes a trip to the hardware store to get a few things he notices an incredibly good-looking man working there. It’s unfortunate that Austin is far too shy to speak to him.
Roman McBride has just started working at the hardware store since his father fired him from his construction company, the same company he’s worked for, for five years. Roman doesn’t do happily ever after, he hops like a bunny from man to man. When his father caught him with Taylor in the on-site work trailer he decided he needed a change so he got a job at the hardware.
When Austin has to return to the hardware store to get a new door he finally gets to meet Roman and this is when he tells Roman about the deck he’s supposed to be building, except for the fact that he doesn’t know the first thing about building anything. Roman gets the job of fitting Austin’s door so he gets to talk a bit more to Austin and decides to build his deck in his spare time.
The more Austin and Roman get to know each other the more Austin realises he wants to be in a relationship with Roman and when Roman realises how close he’s getting to Austin he gets incredibly scared. Things go wrong when Austin gets antsy about wanting to solidify things with Roman yet not wanting to scare him away and Roman starts to worry that the only thing he’s good for is sex, not a relationship.
I have no hesitation in recommending that you get a copy of His Handyman to find out if Roman and Austin work things out and find a way to be together.