Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: Housekeeping by Kim Fielding

Published November 13th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Formats Available: .epub, .mobi, html, pdf

My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.

When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship. But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary of risking everything on love.

I really want a Nicky in my life right now! Who wouldn't? He is good looking, works hard AND! keeps the houses he stays in clean.

Housekeeping is a really cute, light read. It was just the right length to sit down to after a long day, or night in my case. The only thing that got me upset was I kept comparing my cleaning know-how to that of Nicky and obviously I came up short. Way short. Oh well, such is life I guess.

Now for the romance that was brewing between Nicky and Spencer? It was smoochy, cheesy which is what I looked for at the time of my reading. This is the perfect morantic story not to let go of, if you are a reader who prefers short, light, romantic reads. The plot is nothing over the top, it was really quite simple and yet it held on my attention. 

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