Series: The Designers, Book #1
Author: Parker James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (101 pages)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (August 17th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Just For You’s decorator, Chase, discovers the man who sets his body–and soul–on fire is the husband of his newest client. He won’t be–can’t be–the ‘other man’ again, but his heart and body just aren’t listening.
Chase, Kurt, and Stefan are childhood friends who bring their unique talents to Just For You, a popular custom design firm. Chase does the decor work, Stefan showcases his craftsmanship skills with woodworking and carpentry, and Kurt handles the business details.
Chase is devastated when he learns his boyfriend has proposed to a woman. His love life has fallen apart and when an important fabric order goes awry, it threatens to put him over the edge. Drowning his sorrows in a cup of hot, black coffee before consulting on his next big job seems like the answer–until he meets Frank.
When Chase discovers the man who sets his body–and soul–on fire is the husband of his newest client, he vows not to be the ‘other man’ again, but his heart and his body just aren’t listening.
Review: Chase was devastated when his boyfriend decided he liked girls more than boys. So much so that he proposed to one. At the local coffee shop he meets a man that makes him feel things he hasn’t felt in quite a while. Frank is oh so sexy and sets a fire in Chase’s pants he’d long forgot he could feel. He’s devastated once again when he learns not only is Frank married, but he’s married to Chase’s newest client, and once again it’s a woman.
He doesn’t want to want Frank and he gives a valiant effort at maintaining his self-control. A naughty rendezvous in Chase’s office changes everything and Chase immediately regrets his momentary lapse in judgment. But there is just something about Frank that he can’t resist. If only Chase would listen to Frank when he tries to explain his situation, but Chase is still reeling over his last heart-break.
This is a short, cute and sexy love story that is sure to please all you hopeless romantics out there. I’m loving this new trend I’m seeing in Novellas where the author is finding new ways to make the story sexy and appealing, without full on sex all the time. James created a really sexy afternoon romp in Chase’s office with lots of attraction and tenderness without the actual act taking place. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me some hot and steamy guy on guy action and eventually Chase and Frank will get them some, it was just nice to have the scene in Chase’s office play out the way it did. So, yes, definitely recommend this one!