Author: Kelly Siskind
Genre: Romantic Comedy
A Habitat for Humanity project that erects more than walls…
The word “nail” has so many meanings:
Ainsley Hall’s manicured nails belong in the Museum of Modern Art.
The fashionista hammers nails at Habitat for Humanity.
She desperately wants to nail Owen Phillips.
Unfortunately, she mistakenly thinks he’s gay.
Owen’s never-ending divorce has taken a turn from messy to downright vindictive. Yearning for the simpler things in life, like working with his hands, he joins a Habitat build. Turns out he also wants to work over Ainsley Hall…but the confusing bombshell flirts blatantly with other men.
When Ainsley discovers Owen’s true sexuality, their mutual attraction ignites, but he hasn’t shared the extent of his divorce drama. If he can’t disprove his ex’s false allegations, it will take more than hammers and nails (and nailing studs) to keep their walls from caving in.
One thing I can say for this book is that the title definitely describes the hero. He was forgive me father hot.
In this book we have Ainsley and Owen who are people two opposite ends of the earth and would probably never have found each other if not for a habitat for humanity project and a promise to themselves to live their best life.
Ainsley is a personal shopper with demons of her own who really needs to do something to feed her dying soul. When she meets Owen, all that changes, she feels alive. Old fears don't die in the face of new love though. So she must fight for her HEA.
Besides being hot, Owen is a realistic portrayal of men. I loved his character a lot. He is battling his skeletons and trying to absolve for his sins when he meets him.
I loved these two people together and I love the chemistry they had. The sentimental value of the glass broke my heart in the most wonderful way. I love what she did with it.
The only thing that is keeping this book from being a full fiver for me is that I wish I had more story of them in love. After the resolution of the conflict I felt the book ended too quickly. I wanted more. Which is a good sign that your readers want more. Especially since this is a series... yes, you heard me a series. The other thing was that I wish Ainsely was a little less whiny. I know in her field she saw a lot of disparity and she even experienced it first hand, but I felt she went over board with her anxiety and reactions and I feel like she didn't take responsibility. I also wish there was more sex, the burn was good, but I wanted more graphic descriptive sex. I also may be a sex slut (in my stories). So this may be the perfect amount for someone else. Take a gander at the Stud.
A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—gummy bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.