Title: By the Numbers
Can a scruffy carpenter and a neurotic accountant find middle ground?
With permission to begin construction and repairs on the Southern Charm, Sullivan ‘Sully’ Tarleton can’t wait to start bringing the old hotel back to new life. He and his crew jump on the tear-down until he overhears his friends talking about picking up the accountant at the airport. Volunteering since he needs to head that way, he doesn’t know the changes this accountant will bring to his life.
Suffering from severe OCD and additional issues after growing up with a hoarder parent, Chandler Braddock prefers to keep his surroundings neat, perfect, organised, and minimal. A reason he enjoys working with numbers. They always balance out, match up to others, and are able to be tracked. Often refusing to leave his New York office, he gives in when his best friend, Samuel, requests his presence in Florida. But what will happen when he’s met by a sexy, but very messy carpenter? And will he be able to give up his orderly life for such a man?
Author: Nicole Dennis
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Rules of the Chef
Series: Southern Charm
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Rules of the Chef
Published by Totally Bound Source: Publisher
Published: 30 May 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
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By the Numbers took me back to long, lazy days at the beach and sizzling summers. A continuation of her new series, Southern Charm, Nicole Dennis brought new and old characters to life in Pensacola, FL.
Sully, contracted by B & B owners Dakota and Samuel to renovate the charming inn and restaurant has taken a liking to the New York accountant, Chandler, friend to Samuel. Chandler though, is severely OCD and suffers from panic attacks. Forced to live most of his youth with a hoarding mother, Chandler’s issues have manifested themselves into debilitating attacks.
I don’t know if Ms. Dennis thoroughly researched OCD, or is she has a personal experience, but her portrayal of Chandler was spot on. As someone who teaches about debilitating issues, her descriptors, buzz words, and remedies added depth to the Chandler’s character and Sully’s support during an episode.
Chandler was fun-loving in his naiveté of relationships and willing to learn with Sully by his side. Sully was compassionate, tender and delivered a safe haven for all of Chandler’s ‘quirks’.
I fell in love with both men and saw the writing on the wall for more storylines to come.