Series: The Haneys #1
Also in this series: Whatever You Need
Published by Montlake Romance
Whether it’s repairing a home or taking care of clients’ other needs, Twin Cities handyman Sam Haney is in demand from his mostly female clientele. Despite Sam’s lothario reputation, love isn’t part of his portfolio. He’s built a lot of walls in his time, but the one that’s surrounded his heart ever since the death of his parents is his most solid yet.
Haley Cooper has had enough heartache for a lifetime. Her high school sweetheart up and moved to Indonesia—alone—just two weeks before their wedding. Her mother thinks it’s time for Haley to move on and contracts Sam to work on Haley’s wreck of a house—and anything else, if he’s got the notion.
Sparks fly and passion ignites. But Haley isn’t into Sam’s love-’em-and-leave-’em act. She wants something more. Fixing a house is one thing, but for this handyman, building a relationship will need a whole different set of skills.
After finishing the Perfect, Indiana series I was still craving the easy reading of those novels. Imagine how pleased I was to find out that she had written another series, What You Do To Me is the first in a new series. I actually think this one although formulaic was better written than the Perfect series. I will say this follows the same sort of pattern as the other series just with different characters and different conflicts but I still love them just for the ease of reading, they’ve been great the last couple of weeks when I’ve been struggling with my reading.
What You Do To Me is basically cheesy smut all set with an unbelievably hot handyman who has an awful reputation for the ladies who meets the perfect girl next door. Do I need to say more? Probably not. Like I said before these books aren’t going to be winning any literary awards but they have a certain appeal that I just can’t seem to get away from. I love the will they won’t they, the slow burn romance and the overdramatic conflicts that arise all the way through the story. There’s just something about them all that draws me back in time and time again.
I really loved the way everything came together in What You Do To Me and it felt a lot less cheesy than the other books and I thought the characters were a lot more relatable than the others and I felt way more connected to them and their stories. I loved the idea of the meddling mother and everything that goes with that, it was the perfect addition to the story and it made everything else feel more relatable. Plus I think it was the perfect way to introduce the two love interests in a completely forced way!
I think I would definitely recommend What You Do To Me purely for the entertainment factor, these books especially this one are really easy reads and are perfect if you’re in a reading slump and need a little pick me up. I will reiterate that they aren’t fantastically written so if that’s what you’re after these aren’t the books for you!
Have you read a series purely for the guilty pleasure? Which one was it? Let me know in the comments!