Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Swap by Devon Rhodes

Title: The Swap
Author: Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 69
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
2nd Edition

When layoffs hit Jim LaRue’s company, his first concern isn’t for his own job, it’s for his friend and coworker, Tommy Graves. Tommy’s going through a bitter divorce, and he’s closing on a new home. Losing his job would mean losing the house—and the fresh start he desperately needs. Jim can’t let that happen to the man he’s secretly in love with, so he proposes a swap: his job for Tommy’s.

Now out of work, Jim reluctantly agrees to help Tommy remodel. He needs the income, but he can’t stand being a charity case—especially not when things between them start heading in a direction he hardly dared hope for. The strain drives a wedge between them, and a confrontation might spell the end of their relationship.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.

The Swap by Devon Rhodes has the story of Jim, a man who is deeply in love with his seemingly straight friend Tommy. When the company that Jim and Tommy works for downsizes, Jim could keep his job after all the boss is a best friend of his. But he knows Tommy just closed on a house, and is finally getting his life together. Jim cannot take Tommy's job away. I loved that Jim is kind and sweet. He is willing to do whatever he has to in order for the man he loves to be happy.
Tommy when he finds out what Jim did, he hires him to renovate his new house. The chemistry between Jim and Tommy is explosive. I really got attached to the both of them in this story.
My one fault in this story is the ending. It is very unresolved and open. I like my stories to be a little more happily ever after than this one. This is a more sorta happy for nowish kind of book. Over all great writing and I would love to read more from this author in the future.
                              Four Twinkling Stars

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