Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 98 pages
Blurb: When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.
When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship. But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary of risking everything on love.
Review: A great opportunity to discover a new author. I enjoyed the writing style.
This short story is pretty straight forward.
Likeable characters, Nicky is easy to relate to. A bit on the lost side in his life, needs to find what he wants to do with his life after losing his partner, his job and his house all in one instant, as he catches his boss and lover cheating.
Nicky finds a way of living by house sitting, he feels it’s only a temporary gig, something to keep him busy in between jobs.
He wasn’t expecting Spencer to open the door to his new assignment. He wasn’t expecting Spencer to accept him so completely.
Spencer is swept up in all his shyness. And though he might be very careful in his approach to Nick he is sure of his feelings, and just wants to give Nick the space and the time Nick needs to heal and be ready to trust again.
Easy to read, funny and sweet. There is a lot of potential here, it was cut short, but it was a very enjoyable read all the same.
Reviewed by Connie
Posted on February 18, 2014, in Connie and tagged Acceptance, C List, Career, Change, Cheater, Choices, Cleaning, Coming Out, Connie, Contemporary, Depressed, DSP, Finding Yourself, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Grief, Healing, Making a New Life, Really Bad Breakup, Second Chances, Settling Down, Temporary Gig, Unemployed. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.