David, Renewed

David, Renewed

by Diana Copland

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ISBN-13: 9781634777278
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Series: Delta Restorations , #1
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Diana Copland began writing in the seventh grade, when she shamelessly combined elements of Jane Eyre and Dark Shadows to produce an overwrought Gothic tale that earned her an A- in creative writing, thanks entirely to the generosity of her teacher.

Born and raised in southern California, Diana moved to the Pacific Northwest after losing a beloved spouse to AIDS in 1995.

She lives in eastern Washington with four obnoxious cats, near her two wonderful adult children.

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David, Renewed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a really sweet and tender love story without being sappy or silly. I liked both of the main characters; David is a lovely, smart man with some self confidence issues, and Jackson is strong and loving, but his pride sometimes gets in the way of accepting much-needed help with caring for his ailing mother. I think the supporting charcters are all really well-drawn, and I enjoyed all the details of the setting,like the architecture of David's house, the neighbors' dog, Jackson's friends, etc. I think I will be re-reading this story again and again to spend more time with these characters. How about a sequel so we can see what happens next with David, Jackson and all of their friends and family?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh I just loved David and Jackson. I found so much in Beverly that reminded me of my own mother. The surrounding cast of characters all were interesting and real. Well minus one who need not be named ! Was my first Diana Copeland book and will not be my last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every word. Hoping their story continues.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
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.
MrsConditReadsBooks More than 1 year ago
If you haven’t already, take a look at the cover of this book. The MCs David and Jackson are perfectly portrayed as well as David’s house, which features prominently in the story. Let me just say wowza! David is an interior designer who has been betrayed by his partner Trevor in a terrible way. One afternoon when David comes home he finds Trevor with his pants around his ankles and a young twink, well, I’ll let you either guess what he’s doing to simply read the book to find out. David moves out immediately, despite Trevor’s ridiculous pleas that, “It didn’t mean anything.” It turns out that is te least of Trevor’s misdeeds. When David visits his mother he finds the house of his dreams down the block and without giving it enough thought or inspection, buys it. Oh, oh. Problems with the old house become apparent immediately. Big problems. David’s mom refers him to a handyman she has used previously but David worries that his funds will be quickly depleated. Jackson is a skilled contractor but because he is out as a gay man finds it difficult to get work except on a job to job basis as a handyman. He stops by David’s house and while making a list of what David wants done discovers many even worse problems. David is immediately attracted to the handsome Jackson but since his breakup with Trevor is less than a week old, David knows he can’t act on it. Or can he? There are many secondary characters to fall in love with. David and Jackson’s mothers, first of all, are wonderful, but the skilled tradesmen that Jackson calls in to do specific jobs are central to the story. David’s assistant Michael, a sweet but smart and independent twink is my favorite secondary-and-a-half character. Michael is the one who comes up with a solution to the homophobia rampant in the town’s construction industry, and it’s brilliant. Of course, David’s ex doesn’t just ride off into the sunset. The guy is broke and so dependent financially on David that he goes crazy and causes problems, some of which are scary and one that could be deadly. It is at that point that we see David’s true character. I’m very excited about this book as the introduction to a series and am not shy at all about demanding Michael’s story sooner rather than later. My suggestion to readers who love m/m romance with only a tiny bit of angst would be to get in on the ground floor and read this book right away. No cliffhangers but it will leave you wanting more about the buff and beefy construction men in eastern Washington state. A great comfort read.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
'David, Renewed' is the second book I've read by Diana Copland and I can guarantee it won't be my last. This author has a wonderful way of telling a story and creating intriguing characters that I'd like to know in real life. David appealed to me straight from the blurb mainly because I know about making unwise decisions when grief and despair are clouding your brain… although buying an old Craftsman style home and waiving the inspection was pretty dumb on his part. David doesn't understand how he can be so attracted to Jackson from the moment he meets him. I mean, he just got out of a five-year relationship when he caught Trevor cheating on him. Of course, being alone and single again does give David the much needed time to see how his own insecurities caused him to basically let Trevor undermine David's true self, pushing David's bright colors and fashion style to the back of the guest bedroom closet. David is determined that this will never happen again. Jackson is, well, a dream. Gorgeous, talented, interesting, smart, kind, and just an all-around good man. Jackson came back to live in this much more homophobic area when his mother was diagnosed with MS. None of the contractors would hire him and his truck was vandalized as a welcome home. This is on top of the fact that Jackson is the youngest child and his brother and sister followed in their ultra conservative father's shoes, while Jackson has always been closest to his mother. His brother is currently running for office and doesn't have time to help with their mom and he's disgusted by his "useless, gay" brother. Jackson's sister is just too busy with her own family and frankly can't deal with sickness of any kind. My heart broke for Jackson. It really did. Not only did the author create amazing main characters, but there are a handful of fantastic secondary ones that just made the whole book even better. Michael, David's assistant and best friend, Gil, Vern, and Manny are all friends of Jackson's who quickly become close to David as well. Oh, and David's mom and sister, plus Jackson's mom, are examples of what family should be. Watching these two men, both of whom had trusted and been hurt before, fall in love was a gentle, sweet, slow slide into amazing. It's a true love story from beginning to end and I wouldn't have missed any of it. Not for the world. I absolutely loved this romance. Even more, I loved how all the characters came together, and based on the ending I'm fairly certain I haven't seen the last of these men. Thank you, Diana, you made my evening! NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews