When interior designer David Snyder buys a beautiful century-old house in eastern Washington, he is reeling with heartbreak and looking for somewhere to put down roots. Unfortunately his new home comes with a laundry list of problems: electrical, plumbing, heating… things David knows nothing about. When his mother offers him the business card of a local handyman, David pictures an overweight, balding man in his fifties. But Jackson Henry couldn’t be further from that stereotype.
Dark-haired, muscular, and handsome, Jackson left a large construction firm in Seattle to take care of his sick mother. However, his hometown still has an active “good old boy” network, and finding employment in construction is almost impossible for an openly gay man. Determined to persevere, Jackson takes odd jobs as a handyman. He’s exactly what David needs—in more ways than one.
David isn’t ready for his attraction to Jackson, not considering the way his last relationship ended. But as the two men get to know each other, it becomes clear that the heart often knows best, and it rewards those willing to listen.
This is only my second Diana Copland book, and I’ve no idea why, I simple love them.
This one is about a gentleman starting fresh. Was in a relationship, not the healthiest of relationships but he thought it was love and he was content. Until a trip was cancelled and found BF was cheating.
Fast forward, now David has a house that is falling apart two mortgages and ex that won’t leave him alone a sister that loves him and mother that worries.
Jackson has moved home to be with his sick mother and also for himself. Things have happened to him, which he needs to heal from.
Once David hired Jackson to fix the house things heat up. David and Jackson start off very carefully, which is a perfect balance for these two. Both healing, both needing I love the slow burn. The protectiveness that Jackson shows towards David, in the actions, the thoughts, the deeds just makes you swoon.
The friends they surround themselves with are such an amazing group of people and leave you wanting each and every story.
The ending was a perfect HEA.