Review: The Handy Men by Jamie K. Schmidt

May 10, 2017 Review 0

Review: The Handy Men by Jamie K. Schmidt

Jack and Dean love each other, but they’re missing the woman to complete their triangle. When newly divorced Paige Richards buys a Bed and Breakfast on Hamlet Island and employs them to help her fix the inn up, Jack and Dean are sure they’ve found the one they’ve been looking for. Despite the playful, sexy clues they drop, luscious Paige is reticent about getting involved, even when they set the stage so she can stumble on them in action. They can tell by her responses she wants to join them, but rumors travel fast on the small island, and tales of a threesome could get back to the conservative, family vacation crowd who won’t patronize those with an alternative lifestyle. And the last thing they want for Paige is the B&B’s rooms…and her bank account…to remain empty. But Jack and Dean will stop at nothing to prove to Paige that she can have it all…with them.

Title: The Handy Men
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Necessary Evil
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 1st 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Menage
Pages: 141 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Paige Richards is starting her life over after a divorce from a cheating husband.  She’s purchased a B & B on a touristy island.  It needs lots of work so it great that she has some new friends, Dean and Jack, to do the renovations. They are married but after knowing them for a year, she has the hots for both of them.  They were both attractive, kind, and her best friends.  She knows she can’t have them, but what’s the hurt in fantasizing about them?? Life on this island is very conservative.  Gays are barely tolerated yet along a threesome so what is she thinking? Plus her parents are just as bad! Very unsupportive! They loaned her some money for the renovations, but it is laden with strings! What she doesn’t know is that Dean and Jack have been wanting her just as much-and for much more than just a few nights.  They believe Paige is the one to make their lives complete. They don’t want to hurt the success of the B&B or their friendship though, so they want Paige to come to them.

I liked this book for the most part.  It started out gangbusters and I thought it was going to be a super sexy read. And the sexy scenes were pretty good. I liked Dean and Paige right away, but Jack…he was a jerk. Some of the stuff that came out of his mouth was awful. Things that you do not say to your girlfriend and chalk it up to being a guy-I don’t buy it! One minute he is 100% in love with Paige and in the next he’s cavorting with an ex. I also didn’t care for the drama with the ex. Seemed like something just thrown in to put a monkey wrench in their pursuit of Paige.  As if her parents and her hovering ex issues weren’t enough, this wrinkle didn’t help the flow of the story. In fact it pretty much stopped it quick. The other issue is the ending. The ex stuff is just kinda glossed over and then everything is peachy-keen with Paige again. Wha-What??  Paige is a strong girl, I give her that, but the back n forth was taxing. I thought she deserved a more solid ending than we got. I guess I just needed a little more convincing that Paige was the one for them. Maybe an epilogue with a fantastical celebration??

Overall I still liked the book and if you are looking for a spicy quick read, The Handy Men fits the bill nicely.

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