Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: The Handy Men by Jamie K. Schmidt

Title: The Handy Men
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Series: None
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Format: ebook via NetGalley
Rating: ✺✺✺✺.5
SynopsisJack 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.

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

This is my favorite menage story yet!

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Paige has come a long way since the day she discovered her cheating husband in the arms of a floozie. She's since divorced the scumbag, bought up a bed and breakfast, and worked her tail off with renovations trying to get it ready for opening season. It's been a long road but she's slowly building a life for herself.

And she's had some help along the way. Two handsome handy men, to be exact. Dean and Jack are a married couple who have become her best friends as they've worked on getting her inn ready. They're also the flirtatious couple who Paige has been lusting over from the moment she met them. But when she catches them in a naughty position, her desire for the men only increases.

Little does Paige know, but Jack and Dean feel the same way about her. She's the missing piece that they both want in their lives and they're finally ready to make it happen. But even if the couple become a threesome with the added Paige, there are several obstacles in the way. Overbearing parents, meddling townspeople, an angry ex-husband, and a baby mama stand in the way of our love triangle's happy ending. It will take a firm backbone for the three to earn their forever.

This was a pretty great story. I haven't read a lot of menage books but the ones I have read usually go one of two ways. The characters are believable as a loving family or they're just in it for the sex. In this one, I am happy to say that I can actually see our three's relationship as being long-lasting. There was a level of emotional connection here that I found believable.

But don't think for one second that this book was in anyway tamer because of the romance. No, there was plenty of sexy-time happening and all sorts of variety in every encounter. I think I was as nervous as Paige was during that game of Monopoly. Who knew board games could be foreplay?

In closing...
I will definitely give this author another go. 4.5 suns!

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