Title: Wood, Screws, and Nails
Author: Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist.
As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist.
Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.
Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme together. How could I resist? Aaron and Malachi are an interesting pair. Aaron was a teenage father, and Malachi is the best friend of Aaron’s now 21 year old son. Match made in hell, right? With this much chemistry, sometimes you just have to chance it.
There are some things I loved about this book. I loved that the relationship with Jules’ mom is a very good one (no bitchy baby momma here). I loved that while initial reactions to the news Aaron was gay was prickly, it was resolved in a mostly organic manner. I loved that when Mal and Aaron finally gave in to each other, it was worth the wait. I loved that when things went terribly wrong, I felt it.
There were places I would have loved some additional background or clarification, but it was not enough to pull me from the story. I would really like to see where Aaron and Mal are in a few years.
Overall, it was a quick, sweet read with some hot sex and heart-string tugging moments. Things may have wrapped up a little “too” nicely, but that is often a part of this genre. However, I appreciated that things did not wrap up with the traditional ‘ride off into the sunset’ .
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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