A Right and Wrong Story
Escaping an abusive relationship left Luke Preston anxious and spouting panic-induced poetry. Desperate for a fresh start, Luke accepts a job remodeling a tired old beach house for a professional soccer player and his model girlfriend. While his passion is literature, not sports, focusing on the renovations eases his anxiety. Until the job he signed up for turns out to be more complicated than advertised.
Sidelined with a serious injury, soccer star Michael Martinez decides his beach house is the perfect place to recuperate. Remodeling might be the diversion he needs to keep his mind off his busted knee. Falling for the pretty designer with some quirky habits wasn’t on the drawing board. Unfortunately, Luke didn’t build a big enough closet for Michael to hide in. Having a star-powered sports career used to be all Michael lived for, but he’ll have to reevaluate his plans and find the right words if he wants to build more than a beach house with Luke.
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This is another author that has been on my radar for a long time but never read. And I have to admit I just loved these characters so much after I finished this 240 page book I jumped right into the second one, which can be read as standalone but reading in order will help with the overall enjoyment. These two MC’s couldn’t be more different but charmingly they fit together from Luke’s first knock on Michael’s door. The way Luke is trying to get his life back together, overcoming his anxiety and pushing his way into Michael’s life knowing that this job is he’s one break he needs. And Michael, frustrated over his injury, his ex and his life in general. Finds that Luke and the remodel is the distraction he needs after all. I just loved the easy banter between these two as well as Luke and his BFF. They way we built up a friendship, even though Luke knew that he was kidding himself the whole time. The overall descriptions’, not only of the views but all the little details, adds to a great read. The only thing that aggravated me was the fact that Luke wasn’t more sympatric towards Michael’s situation. The way Luke and he’s BFF had been treated in their younger days, he should have really understood. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many Reviews
FourandHalfStars I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. This is a terrific "falling in love and coming out" story with plenty of humor and loveable (and entertainingly awful!) characters. I don't typically enjoy coming out stories. They're usually of the annoying "gay for you" or "I was straight til I met you" variety. This wasn't either of those. The main character, Luke, meets his love interest, Michael, while doing his home remodeling. Michael is unapologetically gay, but he's not out for a variety of understandable reasons. I enjoyed watching him unfold and let down his guard. Admittedly, I wasn't terribly interested in some of the context--the details of Luke's work in design and Michael's job as a professional soccer player bored me a bit. I also wasn't fond of the near-perfect attractiveness of most of the characters. However, that was balanced by having realistic personalities and great chemistry. Although I may not be personally interested in design or soccer, the details over the course of the novel did give the characters a more well-rounded feel, and I think they were necessary. My feelings about it are personal opinion, not something the author should have done differently. The only real issue for me was the epilogue. I felt that it wasn't necessary to the story. It felt like wrapping everything up in too neat a bow. I'd have liked to appreciate the last chapter and use my imagination for the rest. Also, it wasn't really action so much as just telling us what happened--more of an information dump than good closure. Overall, this was a fun, sexy, enjoyable read, and I'm looking forward to checking out Ms. Hayes' other work. 4.5 stars Amy FiveStars I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. This was an absolutely wonderful love story. The dialogue was excellent and it gave great insights into the characters. The characters felt so real and the author took great time building Luke and Michael's relationship. It was so well written it pulled me into the story and I couldn't put it down. I loved Luke, he was so adorable, amusing, and so dramatic. His dialogue with Michael, when Michael was trying to teach him Spanish was hilarious. I had so much sympathy for Luke when Tonio would speak Spanish in front of him on purpose. Also when the scandal involving Michael happened I was crushed for Luke. Michael on the other hand was still in the closet and didn't want anyone to know about his life. Some drastic events occurred and I didn't like how Luke was treated by Michael's manager. I absolutely loved the ending! The was a very good read and I definitely recommend it. Sherry