Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book #Review: Plumbers and Other Lovers by Spencer Dryden ~ 4 Stories in One Book


About the Book:

Plumbers and Other Lovers is a collection of four short stories about skilled tradesmen who stumble into romantic encounters in the course of their everyday, blue-collar lives. There is a tale for each season, beginning in summer with "Summer Heat"; on to fall for "Love Above See Level"; into the cold of winter with "Then, One Frozen Christmas Eve"; and finally, spring's "The Accidental Gigolo". It's four seasons of love and lust among leaky pipes. You won't find alpha males, billionaire bad boys, or self-destructive egomaniacs among Spencer Dryden's leading men--just ordinary guys who are drawn into the orbit of some enticing women. When the lights are out, the heat is off, or the pipes are leaking, these are the kind of guys a woman wants to see at her door: real men with tools and talent--and some smoldering sexuality. There's humor, tenderness, and plenty of heat in these stories told from the tradesman's point of view. Dryden's breezy style makes for easy reading, something to pass the time while waiting for the plumber.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Three of the stories are re-issue re-release titles.

Book Information:

ISBN-13 9781943528707

My Review:

Plumbers and Other Lovers is a collection of four stories with heroes in the blue collar industry. Each story features soft erotic content and working-class men - a combination that gives Spencer Dryden's books a unique edge. No bad boys, alphas, or playboys in these stories. Instead, hardworking men; men that make our world go round and run smoothly. Four stories in four seasons will have you melting in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. The temperature spikes regardless of the actual outside temperature.

Summer Heat sizzles with a bar owner who's A/C doesn't work. Love Above Sea Level finds romance with a handyman and sports enthusiast. Winter melts the heart when a heating technician saves a woman from freezing to death. Lastly, is The Accidental Gigolo rounding out the hot and steamy novellas with a side job that's anything but ordinary.

All four stories are written from a man's point-of-view. They are well written, entertaining, and hot. If you're looking for easy reads that take you away from the real world for a while, this collection of stories will do it. There isn't a lot of backstory, just right now in-the-moment feelings of love, lust, and sex.

18 + readers only!

Review copy courtesy of the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

2 comments:

Spencer Dryden said...

Thank you for the review. It is a great summary of these stories. I always have to file the disclaimer that I have been a handyman for 20 yrs, but have never had these kinds of encounters-it's pure male fantasy.

Sapphyria said...

You're welcome :) I have enjoyed every book of your's that I've read. Your "pure male fantasy" gives each book realism whether you've have those types of encounters or not.