Paul Hannon moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriend, but she’s left him with a house he can’t afford and a pantry full of useless gadgets. All Paul wants is to get back to normal, even if he’s not sure what that is anymore. When he wanders into Tucker Pawn for a gift to win her back, he meets El Rozal, pawn shop owner and all-around cynic.
El Rozal doesn’t do relationships, especially not with clueless straight boys still pining for their ex. El may make his living dealing in castoffs, but that doesn’t apply to men. Still, when Paul starts clearing out his old life, pawning kitchen equipment he never wanted in the first place, El is drawn to Paul in spite of himself.
Paul and El have nothing in common except a past full of disappointments. There’s no reason to believe the two of them could fit, but in El’s line of work, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. When it comes to love, El and Paul may learn that secondhand doesn’t mean second best.
How many stars can I possibly give this book? If I could, I’d give it 10. I absolutely LOVED Second Hand. It’s my first foray into Tucker Springs and will definitely not be my last. There is not one thing I didn’t like I about it.
The choice of 1st person for Paul’s POV and 3rd person for El’s POV was perfect. I never had to guess which POV I was reading in that moment. I adored the heroes, the secondary characters, and the way the authors had Stacey find out at the end? Loved it.
I wish it was in Audible. I’d be downloading it right now.
I always enjoy when a book has things that make me burst out laughing. I have to share one of those from Second Hand. They are discussing Mojo, a dog that Paul desperately wants El to adopt. (I made one spelling change for the swear word 😉 )
“What the hell is that?”
I frowned. “It’s a dog. What’s it look like?”
He laughed. “That, my friend, is what happens when a gremlin f^cks an Ewok.”
5 stars and I’m off to read the rest of Tucker Springs