Title: Michael, Reinvented
Series: Delta Restorations #2
Author: Diana Copland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 19, 2017)
Length: Novel (220 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn’t do love—not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who’s painting the mural in the old mansion they’re restoring might be perfect hookup material. Gil is just Michael’s type with his solid muscle, wicked sense of humor, and the hazel eyes that seem to see into Michael’s soul.
Trouble is, Gil does do love. He wants romance and forever, and he’s set his sights firmly on Michael. Michael’s not going there again.
Yet when Michael is the victim of a vandal who’s been plaguing the men working for Delta Restoration, Renovation, and Design, Gil is the first person he tells. No matter how he fights it, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny he’s crazy about the guy—even if that thought terrifies him. But the true fear sets in when the criminal behavior escalates, and Michael realizes he might have lost the chance to tell Gil how he feels—forever.
Review: Each book in the Delta Restorations collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Diana’s stories, so I am sending her great big thanks for this book. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. There is so much to this story, that it felt like you were right there with them. I loved the characters, even though I still wanted to dropkick Michael in the beginning.
Michael had been a happy young man, till he picked the wrong boyfriend. After it ended, he basically told himself that he will never believe in love again. He stood strong on it, that is until Gil.
Gil was big man who had a heart of gold. He believed in love and marriage, and he was looking at Michael. The problem was the man was just down right snarky as hell. It would take time, but damn he knew he could get the man to be his. Then trouble started with a vandal, and Gil was the first person Michael called. Then the vandal gets a bit more dangerous and it almost cost Michael everything.
I can understand cutting yourself off from love, after some asshat tears you down. I was glad that this story had such a wonderful happy ending. These characters were a hoot. I especially loved Pixie and Scooter. I loved how this is a romance with a bit of mystery and suspense added in for the danger factor. This book was a blast to read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.