Title: The Carpenter’s Secret (Family Secrets #1)
Author: Noah Harris
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 21, 2017
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Dean Mathews leads a normal, if boring life. His career, his home, his social life, none of it is really what he wanted for himself, but it’s the life he has nonetheless. A small coincidence brings him the opportunity to take ownership of his grandfather’s old farm, to bring the place under his wing and careful hand. This choice will lead him from his old life to face a host of new challenges, most of which he expected. The unforeseen comes in the form of Mikael Reed, a simple carpenter… with a few secrets. The friendship that forms between them becomes more, and eventually Mikael’s secrets, and the echoes of family legends come to bear, altering Dean’s once stale life, forever.
In this paranormal gay romance novel, you will be intrigued by the mysteries behind families, the secrets they keep, and what happens behind closed doors. Sometimes it’s hot and sometimes it’s sinister, what more can you ask for? Dean gets to do a little digging and shed some light on the things that kept his family up and go bump in the night.
New author for me and I went in blind, no reviews, on the blurb alone.
While there was a bit too much of Dean’s inner dialogue that bogged the story down at times, I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to the sequel. It’s not a relationship cliffhanger, but their journey isn’t over.
Recommended! My shelves are purposely vague to save you from spoilers. Oh, and there is some good steam. I know some of you will ask! I would! 4.5 out of 5 steam.