Title: Let Me Show You
Author: Becca Seymour
LGBTQ+ Category: MM/Gay
Publisher: Rainbow Tree
About The Book
When a veterinarian and a construction worker connect, it takes mishaps, mistakes, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rex to show them they’re made for each other.
Dr. Carter Falon is content living a quiet life in a small town caring for his animal patients. That doesn’t mean he’s not looking for a distraction. After finding himself precariously wedged… naked and at the mercy of a drop-dead gorgeous construction worker, Carter hires his savior to renovate his home.
When Tanner Grady’s best friend and new niece needed him, he uprooted and relocated without a second thought. His life has since been centered on work and spending time with his family, but when he comes to the rescue of a cute vet, Tanner finds he’s a lot more interested in the homeowner than the house he’s renovating.
A few years ago, my husband and I had our kitchen remodeled by a contractor. Since then I’ve been particularly interested in reading romances about contractors, so I was immediately drawn to Becca Seymour’s Let Me Show You, a cozy gay romance (if there were such a designation).
Fortunately, our house wasn’t as rundown as the one veterinarian Dr. Carter Falon inherits from his grandfather in the small town of Kirby. In fact, Carter almost misses a meeting with the contractor who’s going to give him an estimate when he falls through rotting boards on the main stairway.
Tanner Grady has moved to Kirby to help his best friend Davis with his fussy infant after Davis’ free-spirited wife leaves him with their baby girl. The appropriately buff and handsome Tanner sets himself up as the town handyman and is immediately attracted to the wet, naked Carter whose leg is caught in the staircase. As cute-meets go, this one is like a lollipop.
Wanting to spend time with Carter, Tanner takes the renovation job even though he knows he’ll probably lose money on the deal, agreeing reluctantly to let Carter help him with the teardown work even though he can see that Carter’s a bit of a clutz.
For the first half of the book, Seymour writes an easy-going romance between the two, making the major obstacles construction mishaps until midway when the head of the veterinary clinic takes an extended leave.
Into the top administrative spot steps a homophobic boss who bedevils Carter and stirs up the community about Carter’s being gay. Suddenly, the book changes from light and frothy to grim and unsavory. As they have become a couple, even Tanner is caught up in Carter’s turmoil.
Fortunately, since this is a romance, all ends well and even includes a surprise at the end that prepares readers for the second book in the series. Readers looking for a light escape from their everyday lives will be delighted with Carter and Tanner’s romp into romance.
Pat writes and reviews contemporary mm romance.