An Alisa Review: Him Improvement by Tanya Chris

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

The course of true love runs through every neighborhood….

Only one thing stands between Gregory MacPherson II and his dream revitalization project for the gritty neighborhood of Ball’s End: a rinky-dink, run-down used bookstore called Hailey’s Comic. But when master negotiator Mac shows up to make a deal with the owner, he comes face-to-face with quirky, colorful Hailey—unexpectedly good-humored about Mac’s attempted eviction and, also unexpectedly, a hot guy.

Hailey won’t give up his lease, no matter how much money Mac offers. When it comes to consummating their mutual attraction, though, he’s a lot more flexible. Soon Mac has as hard a time prying himself out of Hailey’s bed as he does prying Hailey out of the building. But Hailey doubts Mac’s plans serve Ball’s End’s best interests, and he insists Mac give him a chance to prove his case. If they’re going to build a happy ever after, one of them will have to be remade….

This was a nice story.  Greg always thought he was helping with his economic re-development, this is until he saw it through Hailey’s eyes.  Hailey has lived a much different life than Greg and he wants Greg to see what he sees in the neighborhood he calls home.

Greg just thinks it’s going to be another typical day when he goes in to talk to Hailey but Hailey throws his world off orbit very quickly.  I loved how open and giving Hailey was even when he didn’t have much but didn’t seem willing to fret about it.

Seeing the story through Greg’s eyes we got to see how he was easily enamored with Hailey but could feel his floundering and I couldn’t help but feel for him.  I really liked Greg and that he was willing to open his eyes to what Hailey was showing him and even changing how he continues to do business though I hated that he continually seemed to doubt himself or his worth to Hailey and even his parents.  Hailey was a breath of fresh air and even if he seemed like a hippy he was able to make a stand on what he felt was important.  Seeing the story through Greg’s eyes we got to see how he was easily enamored with Hailey but could feel his floundering and I couldn’t help but feel for him.

I like the cover art by Alexandria Corza and the visual of Greg in his suit.

Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N

Book Details:

ebook, 227 pages

Published: September 3, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-541-0

Edition Language: English

Series: Dreamspun Desires

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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