After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon
Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to
shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a
priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have
inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been
compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.
Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting
in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site.
Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never
mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the
overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more
Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth
about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of
caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it
comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.
book was a bit all over the place for me. I never really felt a
connection between the MCs and didn't really believe in their
romance/relationship. First, I have to say that in terms of writing,
this book is perfectly fine. I had absolutely no problems with that.
Secondly, Alex is a lovely character. He is an upstanding man who does
whatever necessary to take care of the people he loves, even if it means
sacrificing certain things in his own life. Beyond those two things,
the book lost me.
Gideon is a character that is superficial,
arrogant, judgemental and generally unlikable. I couldn't quite
understand what Alex saw in him and it made kind of sad that he thought
Gideon was the best he could do. Alex's sister, Lindsey, wasn't as bad
as Gideon, but came off quite selfish and vapid at times. She expected
people to read her mind and then got upset when they couldn't. I also
felt that the two MCs talked to everyone else under the sun more than
they talked to each other. All of these side conversations made me skim
through chapters because it occasionally seemed like unnecessary filler.
in all, this was an okay read for me. It wasn't great in my opinion,
but certainly wasn't bad. I just wish I could have liked the characters a
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, and voluntarily provided my honest review.