“The book has a bit of unresolved sexual tension before Harry and Rufus finally get together and when they do, it is even hotter due to the build-up over those few weeks when they yearn from afar. The love scenes themselves are erotic and explicit, but without being coarse. You get the connection between the two characters, there is emotional depth as well as the physical acts.”
Contemporary, Gay Erotic Romance (MM), Humor, May/Dec
Word Count: 15,340
Heat Level: 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing
Reclusive artist Rufus Ward’s house needs repair, but he hates demolition and dust. However, when handyman Harry Hande rings his doorbell, Rufus lets him in—he’s everything the famous painter likes in a man: young, sexy, and somewhat confused about his sexuality. Rufus thought he was done with dating, but Harry is hot enough to push him from loneliness into love.
Harry’s sensible demeanor disguises desperation. His brother is a jerk and he needs to move out, but his fledgling business isn’t quite ready to support him. Rufus is supposed to be just another client, but when they meet, all of Harry’s preconceived notions of attraction are demolished. Lust launches him into the dare of a lifetime. Will letting Rufus draw him nude destroy him, or will his true nature come out?
What are people saying about Handy Harry?
The Romance Reviews — top pick!
“Ms. Leaf has written a complete story with deep characterization and engaging leads.”
Redz World Reviews — 5 shooting stars!
“I loved the chemistry Ward and Harry have. I could really feel it as I read their love story.”
Queer Centric Books — 5 stars!
“Handy Harry by Erin Leaf is a story of finding the right person in a place you never, ever would have looked.”
The TBR Pile — 4 stars!
“I love watching Harry as he gave real thought to being with a man for the first time.”