Your Local Handyman by Stephanie Williams
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Length: Short Story (67 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Tiger Lily
Who is going to fix who up with what?
Alexis Harrison has bought the American Dream. She purchased a huge Colonial fixer-upper in a posh neighborhood. She’s now ready to have a house warming party. All she has to do is find the right person or persons to help her do all the hard work. No problem. She has met and hooked up with the local handyman, the sexy Tony Castellano. But when her house starts falling apart at the seams, so does she. But Tony is there ready to fix things—and not just the house.
Tony Castellano, wants to be more than the local handyman to the sexy new neighbor Alexis Harrison. But he’s willing to fix her windows, her pipes and anything else that needs repair as long as he’s near her. But fate has come knocking. Now her house is a total wreak and she needs a place to stay. Now he can show her he can fix more than pipes.
Will Tony heat up more than the water or will Alexis deep freeze him?
Her house is beautiful, but falling apart. He’s dying for a reason besides home improvement to talk to her. All they need is a leap of faith and an act of nature to bring them together in the form of Your Local Handyman.
Alexis bought the eyesore house on the block and wants to turn it into her dream house. Tony simply wants to be her dreams, wishes, and desires rolled into one hunky man.
Ms. Williams writes a sexy, fast-paced novella. Her characters are fun to read about. Although the novella is short, she packs passion and intrigue into every page. You can’t help but root for the characters to get together and stay together. Although there were a couple of minor editing issues, the novella was very enjoyable and definitely worth a second, third, and fourth read.
I liked that Tony stayed forthright with Alexis throughout the story. He wanted her with a single-minded devotion. That’s rare and beautiful. I also liked that Alexis went with her gut instincts and still bore some reservations about him. It’s hard to believe in love that fast and very human to doubt. And the sex scenes? Red hot!!!
If you want a simmering story about people who belong together and the forces of nature that hurry that relationship along, then Your Local Handyman is the novella for you. I give this work 4 ½ cherries.