A Love You So Story
Can a man’s secret yearnings be revealed in a tank full of fish?
Artie Haynes knows he’s nothing special, with just-your-regular-brown hair, a solid plumber’s job, not much education, and a family that can barely get off the couch. But Artie has quirks—like his love of tropical fish, a landlord who’s a professor of existentialism, a passion for the amazing piano music he hears at a concert hall while he’s fixing the bathrooms—and the fact that he’s never come out as gay and probably never will. But when he’s hired to build a guesthouse for the pianist whose music enchanted him, Artie is swept up into an unimaginable world.
François Desmarais may be famous, rich, and revered as one of the world’s great classical composers and pianists, but he’s soothed and challenged by the inquisitive, stalwart, protective man in his back yard. When François’s terrible fear of crowds turns into a dangerous plot, Artie can stay in the closet or prove just how special he is.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The final book in the series, Love You So Special was another incredibly sweet, lower angst romance. I found the characters in this book to be a bit more intriguing than the previous couple, and I appreciated that the pull between them felt a bit more authentic this time around. Once again the author pairs an unlikely couple who ends up fitting very well together. Love You So Special features two interesting characters with fully developed backgrounds, and I quite liked both Francois and Artie. I also really liked how both men brought out hidden aspects of themselves so they both were happier and more comfortable in their skins at the close of the story. There were even some unexpected suspenseful scenes that further developed the story and closeness of the men. I was equally surprised at how both men’s relationships with their families resolved and quite liked that it was happier than I expected at the start. That said, the sweetness and naivety in some situations felt a little heavy-handed and I think it’s safe to say that this author’s brand of romance is not quite my style. Even so, I’m glad I gave this series a try and discovered a narrator who was new to me and injected plenty of emotion into his performance. *Reviewed audiobook for Alpha Book Club*
(Audio Review) This is a book three in the Love You So Series but stands alone perfectly. Arty is a macho plumber and skilled handyman. He also loves his fish and beautiful music. An odd combination for a burly, tough, Alpha Guy. Francois is a famous pianist and composer and openly gay though he doesn’t go out. He has a fear of people and crowds and does as few concerts as possible making him more sought after. Arty and Francois are a cute couple in this opposites attract type story. Two opposite classes but two men that get each other so well. Even all of the side characters are fun, such as Artie’s family and his friend Don, his younger brother ( I hope we get his story soon) and even Francois mom wasn’t what she seemed. The story is just pure fun and fluffy though there is a bit of action thrown in from nowhere near the end that neither added to or took away from the story. This is like the others in the series just a fun, flirty, feel-good story. Ry Forest does a good job narrating. I enjoyed listening to the story as I did chores and crafts. Ry has a soothing voice that keeps you into the story.
m/m I loved this story from the beautiful man on the cover to the very last page. There are different kinds of smarts. Francois Desmarais piano prodigy was home schooled and introduced to the best life has to offer. Plummer Artie Haynes was brought up in a blue collar home and public schools. But Artie and Francois can each teach the other. I fell for these two young men and totally enjoyed their story. This story is filled with a terrific cast of characters and will leave you with a smile and a warm heart.