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 the second time round for me and this book. First time I read, but I had forgot when I signed up for the audio.
Anytime I see this authors name pop up, it’s an auto yes for me. And since I see it so rarely, I didn’t even look at the title, just said yes.
Okay, the bad first, and I may have said this in my written review? I feel we ended to abruptly, I need more closure to these lives. Maybe we will get a second one, someone else’s story?
All the good, David has found he out of sorts, he’s long term relationship came to an end when he found to the BF cheating on him. He bought a home in his childhood neighborhood, but the home is a disaster. Luckily, with the help of his mother has found a handyman and his friends that can put him and the home to rights.
But, the old BF isn’t done with David, and as the story unfolds so does the BF.
I love these people, from David, Michael, Jackson, and the rest of the crew. His mother and even the sister and of course the dogs! All of them add a perfect combination of heartwarming, heart ache, lessons learned and family dynamics. Of course, with a HFN ending.
The narrator, has done a wonderful job capturing all the feeling that run through this tale. From the high levity, to the scary.