Paul Hannon moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriend, but she’s left him with a house he can’t afford and a pantry full of useless gadgets. All Paul wants is to get back to normal, even if he's not sure what that is anymore. When he wanders into Tucker Pawn for a gift to win her back, he meets... show more
Paul Hannon moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriend, but she’s left him with a house he can’t afford and a pantry full of useless gadgets. All Paul wants is to get back to normal, even if he's not sure what that is anymore. When he wanders into Tucker Pawn for a gift to win her back, he meets El Rozal, pawn shop owner and all-around cynic.El Rozal doesn’t do relationships, especially not with clueless straight boys still pining for their ex. El may make his living dealing in castoffs, but that doesn't apply to men. Still, when Paul starts clearing out his old life, pawning kitchen equipment he never wanted in the first place, El is drawn to Paul in spite of himself.Paul and El have nothing in common except a past full of disappointments. There's no reason to believe the two of them could fit, but in El’s line of work, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. When it comes to love, El and Paul may learn that secondhand doesn't mean second best.(Publisher's note: This novel is part of the Tucker Springs series, which do not need to be read in order. Learn more about the world of Tucker Springs at www.tuckersprings.com!)
Publish date: September 10th 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 164
Edition language: English
Series: Tucker Springs (#2)
This was fun! I'm a little irregular when it comes to the Tucker Springs series. I've read some of the books, but not all of them, and certainly not in the correct order. Which is not necessary, because these books work fine on their own. In this onstallment, we get to meet Paul. I immediately liked...
Funny & sweet. Appreciated the fact that I got the pop culture references in this one, especially given pop culture and I parted ways a few decades ago.
Mostly, I found Paul annoying. Seriously truly wanna kick him in the shins annoying. If ever there was a character to whom I'd like to yell ""nut up, cowboy"", this would it. El is sweet, but boy's got issues. Get over your family stuff, dude. So I guess I wasn't enamored with either of them. And so...
I'm glad I took another visit to Tucker Springs. Paul's ex-girlfriend dumps him and he doesn't have a clue. El knows the lay of the land and he can't step up the plate. Sweet with a puppy thrown into the mix. I wanted to watch them a little bit longer but whatever.
Hmmm, I don't quite know how to rate this book. All in all I quite enjoyed it, though I am not bowled over with enthusiasm for this book. My main quibbles lie with the straight turned gay hero Paul Hannon who is, for my tastes, way too passive in his behaviour. When he was still a tenager he messed ...