Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden by L. B. Gregg

They were star-crossed lovers from the start.

Former television sensation and renowned world explorer, Holden Worthington, is held prisoner by crippling agoraphobia. When a sexy young laborer arrives to set his property to rights, a ray of light begins to glimmer in Holden's dark and narrow world. A grisly discovery throws the two men together, and Holden finds his world turned inside out-- by his inappropriate longing for his awkward, young employee, Adam Morgan, and by a threat growing around them both. All of Smithfield believes Holden has something to hide, and Adam is determined to bring everything--including Holden Worthington--into the open.

5/5 stars

Who knew agoraphobia could be so funny?  I certainty didn't, but it was hard trying to keep a straight face while reading this installment of the Smithfield series.  It was full of great characters and funny as hell inner monologues.  I love the wit and humor that Gregg uses for each character.   I really hope that there will be future books in this series because I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading as much as I did while reading this series. 

Holden has a crippling illness that makes it Damn near impossible to go outside, so instead he stays inside his big house and watches the world safely from his porch or balcony.   It's from his porch he starts watching his new gardener and imagining all the dirty things they could do together.   Adam is his young hot new employee who finds a dead body in Holden's yard.  What follows is a often times funny murder mystery that brings the two men together as they try to figure out what happened while trying to figure out their new relationship.   I loved these two guys and really didn't want the book to end.  Their understanding of each other was a wonderful thing to read. 

I recommend this book, along with the rest of the series, to anyone who likes a little humor with their romance.

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