Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
We were first introduced to Nathan and Paulie in book one, Buchanan House, together with the rest of their misfit band. Their story starts just after the ending of book #2, Pride Weekend. We get to see how Nathan’s life changes in minutes and how important his connection with Paulie it’s to both of them.
For eighteen years, they had danced around each other but have been the only ones that didn’t see how deep their connection was. They struggled with their daily life and after moving apart, they think that what they feel for each other wouldn’t have the opportunity to blossom.
During most of the story, Paulie and Nathan are just friends, struggling to overcome their circumstances without letting others help. Nathan’s abandonment issues are taking over the new life he wanted to build. Paulie’s self-image troubles made him settle for less than he deserved. It’s up to them to take a leap of faith and trust that the other would be there to catch them.
Tiny House is a lovely story. I liked Nathan in the previous books and was happy to see that his story lived up to my expectations. Even when in pain, he maintained a serenity that brought people in and made them feel special. Paulie too had that quality, but mostly, he was the only person, other than Eric, that made Nathan feel love.
Even when the main characters have had sex multiple times over the years, this story is a slow burn. Maybe too slow in some parts. I wanted them to have a little more in-page time together, but in the end, the distance made their HEA sweeter.
More characters were introduced to their eclectic bunch, and we get to see more of the family Nathan left behind. This story is more than just a romance. It’s a promise that life gets better and that a family goes beyond the one you were born into. The Buchanan House is the place where everyone can feel safe and love, and Nathan is one of its pillars.
Overall, another great story in this series. And since I’m an architectural geek, I loved seeing the Tiny House take form and the way Nathan and Paulie make it theirs. It was a cocoon for their love affair.
The cover by L.C. Chase matches the previous two books in the series, but it felt rushed and a bit generic. Perhaps an issue with the lettering.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: April 29, 2016, by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1634768779 (ISBN13: 9781634768771)
Edition Language: English