Title: David, Renewed (Delta Restorations #1)
Author: Diana Copland and Michael Pauley (narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 16th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When interior designer David Snyder buys a beautiful century-old house in eastern Washington, he is reeling with heartbreak and looking for somewhere to put down roots. Unfortunately his new home comes with a laundry list of problems: electrical, plumbing, heating… things David knows nothing about. When his mother offers him the business card of a local handyman, David pictures an overweight, balding man in his fifties. But Jackson Henry couldn’t be further from that stereotype.
Dark-haired, muscular, and handsome, Jackson left a large construction firm in Seattle to take care of his sick mother. However, his hometown still has an active “good old boy” network, and finding employment in construction is almost impossible for an openly gay man. Determined to persevere, Jackson takes odd jobs as a handyman. He’s exactly what David needs—in more ways than one.
David isn’t ready for his attraction to Jackson, not considering the way his last relationship ended. But as the two men get to know each other, it becomes clear that the heart often knows best, and it rewards those willing to listen.
I absolutely loved listening to this story!
I loved Michael Pauley’s character voices, which felt spot on and not at all over the top. I loved his pacing, his timing, and the emotion he infuses into the dialogue and story.
This is absolutely going into my re-listen auto-rotation.
This just worked for me. The characters are all sharply written, the dialogue, the scenes, the sex, the side plots…everything was just absolutely lovely. I loved David and Jackson, and their relationship was such an organic build. It never felt too slow, and it just thoroughly entertained me from start to finish.
I loved the HEA and really, really hope Diana Copland will continue this as a series.