Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Swap

Title: The Swap
Author: Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-60272-738-0
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

News of a company layoff unnerves Jim LaRue. Discovering his co-worker Tommy Graves is on the list doesn’t sit well with the big man. Tommy’s new home purchase marks the beginning of him reclaiming his life after a horrendous year. The strain of finding employment would come at the wrong time and make Tommy’s life stressful once again. Jim’s solution is simple. He plans to take Tommy’s place on the list of layoffs.

Tommy is devastated when he discovers Jim is out of work. Jim isn’t just a friend. He’s the man who occupies Tommy’s fantasies. Fear of Jim’s reaction has kept him from expressing his desires. However, one stolen kiss opens the door for the two men.

Tommy hires Jim to assist him with his renovations. Jim is having trouble accepting Tommy as both a boss and a lover. Will the two find a happy middle ground to develop their relationship in, or will Jim’s insecurities get in the way?

Devon Rhodes’ The Swap is part of the multi-author Working Stiffs series. Jim and Tommy are both likeable characters. It was easy to understand their mutual attraction. They complement each other, Tommy’s gentler side mixes well with Jim’s gruff exterior. Jim’s actions were admirable. He considered the state of the economy and still overlooked his own. The sexual energy is tender and caring some moments, while ferocious and passionate at others. I loved the concept and the characters for The Swap and plan to read more books by Devon Rhodes in the future. The fast pace story is a wonderful addition to the Working Stiffs series.


Devon Rhodes said...

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed my guys. :)

Scandalous Minx said...

You're welcome Dev! I look forward to reading more of your stories.