Eloreen reviews Tongue & Groove by Shae Connor (Hands-On 2) (Published by Shae Connor, August 29, 2016, 70 pages)
This week we at RGR decided to review a book featuring a cover with a predoment color of the rainbow. I have green.
Note that a copy of the story was provided for an honest review.
Why I read it: It’s a really great green cover and Marc said I would like it when I caught up with RGR on reviewing for this week after a couple of months away. It was short and has rockers in it. He knows me so well. 🙂 I did buy it later that day, and the rest of books in the collection, when I saw a sale. I’m a sucker for a sale. It’s currently available everywhere (until November 16th, I believe) for 99 cents.
After fifteen years on the road, rock singer Saul Wilder doesn’t know if he remembers how to stay in one place. While healing from a vocal cord injury, he decides to restore the cozy but neglected Atlanta home his grandmother left him. When home renovation specialist Perry Abrams arrives to assess the job, Saul’s on board with mixing business with a little pleasure. The sex is scorching hot, but the more they learn about each other, the deeper they fall emotionally as well. Trouble is, Saul’s a traveling man and Perry’s a homebody, so finding common ground to share could put the brakes on their relationship before it has a chance to get started.
While this is book 2 of a collection of books with similar themes, it’s not a true series as you can read it in any order. I read this one first followed by the new one that came out 11/14 (Heart & Soul) and then I bought the “first one,” Rhythm & Blues, yesterday when I realized I had missed it. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks to be as good as the others.
I love the fact that this is centered in Atlanta. I recognize most of the places Shae mentions, including little tidbits about the area. We meet Saul Wilder as he returns to his grandmother’s house to recover from his vocal cord injury. Enter Perry Abrams, general contractor with a emphasis on restoration historical buildings and they have a match made both in professional and personal life. Saul knows what he wants and he is gentle with Perry, whose a little skittish at first. It’s a nice, easy courtship between them with dates and texting in between doctor’s appointments and managing his band for Saul and the restoration of the house for Perry. For a short book, the pacing is slow enough that you can see the love blossom between them. The ending is between happily ever after and happy for now. It’s a gentle ending with promising things in the future for them.
There are some sex scenes, mostly oral and kissing. Lots of kissing. Which is nice in it’s own right. I wouldn’t say it was scorching hot sex, but it had a nice heat that I smiled through. I liked that it was a simple plot line but I could see it with a little more depth — perhaps a sequel to their particular story? Overall, I give Tongue & Groove 9 out of 10 pots of gold.
Shae Connor lives in Atlanta, where she works for the government by day and reads and writes about people falling in love by night. She’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember, but it took her a long time to figure out that maybe she should start writing them down. Now, she usually has far too many stories in progress, but when she does manage to tear herself away from her laptop, she enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and traveling, not necessarily in that order.