Title: Michael, Reinvented (Delta Restorations #2)
Author: Diana Copland and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 24th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn’t do love—not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who’s painting the mural in the old mansion they’re restoring might be perfect hookup material. Gil is just Michael’s type with his solid muscle, wicked sense of humor, and the hazel eyes that seem to see into Michael’s soul.
Trouble is, Gil does do love. He wants romance and forever, and he’s set his sights firmly on Michael. Michael’s not going there again.
Yet when Michael is the victim of a vandal who’s been plaguing the men working for Delta Restoration, Renovation, and Design, Gil is the first person he tells. No matter how he fights it, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny he’s crazy about the guy—even if that thought terrifies him. But the true fear sets in when the criminal behavior escalates, and Michael realizes he might have lost the chance to tell Gil how he feels—forever.
I’m so happy this has turned into a series!
Michael Pauley does a great job bringing the characters to life and performing the dialogue so well with distinctive character voices, and great pacing and timing.
I loved getting to see all the guys back together and that Gil finally gets his man. Even though the story is a single POV through Michael’s eyes, I thought Gil was well-represented.
Side note: The scene with The Velveteen Rabbit got me to tear up. Seriously Michael Pauley…you performed that scene so well!
The plot with the vandal, who is rapidly escalating, was nail-bitingly good. I was on pins and needles and Pauley makes such to add the suspense to his tone in a way that made a pivotal scene particularly exhilarating. It will be interesting to see how this will all play out in any future stories.
Everything from the pacing to the plot was thoroughly enjoyable. I loved the ending and really, really hope Diana Copland will continue the series.
I loved Pauley’s performance and I was really happy he returned to do the narration for Michael, Reinvented. I’ve listened to the David, Renewed audiobook multiple times and I know I’ll listen to this one again too.