NEW RELEASE: TWO 5 Stars, 4 Stars and 3.5 Stars for Tiny House (Buchanan House #3) by Charley Descoteaux #Bisexual #Romance @CharleyDescote @dreamspinners

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Title: Tiny House (Buchanan House #3(
Author Name & Publisher: Charley Descoteaux (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 29, 2016 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

Pride weekend is over, but for Nathan Lucas, the summer is just heating up. He appears to have it all. He’s tall and blond, ripped and handsome, and half owner of Buchanan House, a successful gay retreat on Oregon’s beautiful central coast. But his joie de vivre hides a fear of abandonment. When he was twelve his mother had triplets, and instead of the cherished only child, Nathan became a scapegoat for his exhausted parents, and he has never truly dealt with that pain.

Portland chef Paulie Nesbitt is head over heels in love with Nathan. They’ve been drinking buddies with benefits for years, while Paulie has not-so-secretly yearned for more. Paulie’s extra pounds and self-doubt have kept him from acting on his feelings. Their friends know they would make the perfect couple, but Nathan and Paulie will have to let go of past insecurities if they want a future together.

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ThreeandHalfStars

I have only read the first book in this series.  I enjoyed it.  However, this was not my favorite story.

Nathan and Paulie have been friends forever.  However, they have been too shy or scared to tell each other that they have feelings for each other.

I think I had an issue with this story because there was so much more going on than just their story.  It was less about them, and more about this group of people who have banned together to create their own family.

Then, you throw in the wrench of Nathan’s family coming in to the picture again and it becomes even less about his relationship with Paulie.

I loved the two main characters – they were fun, playful and sweet, however, their chemistry was somewhat lacking for me too.  Maybe that had more to do with the premise stating that Paulie had body issues… I’m not really sure, but they just had ho-hum chemistry for me.

Overall, this was not a great story for me.  However, I did enjoy the sweet moments within the story for all of the couples and do hope that Evan gets a story too.

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 FiveStars

Charley Descoteaux did it again. This is another winner in the Buchanan House series. And if is s full of all over the place emotions it is not even a joke.

I already love Paulie and Nathan from the first two books in the series and I could tell by their interactions in the previous two books that these two men had some serious feelings for one another but they were nothing more then best friends and sometimes hook up buddies with no strings attached even though they both wanted so much more from each other. In this book we (the readers) get to see so much more of what the issues is these two men have with not being honest with the other about their feelings.

It is sad really because Paulie and Nathan missed out on so much time together because of their different insecurities. They have known and been in love with each other for 18 years but they have never maned up and told each other how they felt until it was almost too late for the both of them.

Paulie has issues with not feeling good enough for Nathan because of his extra weight and he does not feel that he is good enough because he cannot see himself the same way Nathan does.

Nathan has issues with not feeling good enough for Paulie because he has abandonment issues and is afraid he is a bad person inside and that no one stay once they realize that even though that is the furthest from the truth.

I broke my heart that these two men loved the other so much and completed one another but they was both so insecure with themselves that they was willing to let the other go because of it.

As stated before this book has so many emotions in it and I cannot wait till the next book comes out. I can only hope the next book will be about Kyle, Brandon or Evan. Those are three that I am interested in seeing what is to come for them either separately or together.

Great job thus far on this series and cannot wait for more to come.

~Tosha

FiveStars

I can officially add Charley Descoteaux to my auto-buy list from now on. I loved this series, and this book made me hope with all ten fingers and ten toes crossed that it’s not over yet.

The first thing I loved is that there is much, much more to this story than just the romance between Nathan and Paulie. I normally dislike “will they or won’t they” type plots, but it worked perfectly here in large part because it wasn’t the only thing going on. These two men have a lot of history, both individually and with each other. It would have been unfair to both of them if they’d wrapped it up tidily on page three.

I loved Nathan already in Buchanan House, and I was so ready to see him get his happily ever after. But Paulie, for me, was the one I related to. Their story isn’t a slow-bloom or even a traditional friends-to-lovers tale. It’s a complicated dance, and neither of them wants to give in first. When they finally–finally!–get together, as we know they will, the moment matches the whole tone of their relationship. It’s sweet, steamy, and has just a hint of the insecurities which characterize their love story.

The side characters are fantastic, and a couple of them make me think this isn’t the last we’ll see of Buchanan House and its inhabitants. There are also some indications we may get to see some other complex relationships play out. The secondary characters are as interesting and have as much depth as the main couple.

About the only thing I can say I wasn’t sure about was the ending. It was great, but it felt like a little too much, a little too long. But that’s for sure personal preference, not a flaw with the story.

This is not a book for people who want a very traditional romance. It’s quirky, interesting, and touches on some deep and emotional subjects, such as Paulie’s weight, Nathan’s self-image, and tricky family dynamics. This isn’t done in a hyper-emotional way; it’s handled with humor and heart. As someone who can get bogged down in too many heavy feelings, I prefer the lighter touch, though other readers may feel differently.

All in all, this was a great addition to the series and only served to fuel my hope for more about these delightful characters.

~Amy

FourStars

This book was told from multiple POV and I really enjoyed this book much more then book one. This book still has some problems in the author writing as it took me some time to connect with the characters. I really prefer an almost immediate connection as then when I read I’m not struggling. I was glad to see that Nathan was finally getting his own story. However this book seems to deal more with “Tiny House” rather than Nathan and Paulie’s relationship. I did enjoy seeing them fumble around each other and was excited to see them fall in love. It seemed to build up slowing and that was good as Nathan and Paulie have been friends forever. This book had a lot going on and I loved the direction the author took. I can’t wait to read more from this series.

~Lynn

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Charley Descoteaux has always heard voices. She was relieved to learn they were fictional characters, and started writing when they insisted daydreaming just wasn’t good enough. In exchange, they’ve agreed to let her sleep once in a while. Charley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during a drought, and found her true home in the soggy Pacific Northwest. She has survived earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.

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