When Adam Tyler’s sister announced she was pregnant, Adam decided to move from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, to fully embrace the uncle experience. However, he didn’t count on the move being delayed until three days before Christmas—and three days before his sister’s due date. And he definitely didn’t count on finding a scorpion in his bedroom. Cue the panicked calls to exterminators.
Garrett Strong doesn’t consider himself at all remarkable—his ex certainly didn’t think so—and Garrett’s pest-control business is circling the drain. Although Adam is his first new client in months, that isn’t the only reason Garrett goes above and beyond for him. He feels a real connection to the younger man and intends to do everything in his power to make sure Adam feels safe and welcome in Phoenix—venomous intruders notwithstanding.
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As we do every year, the My Fiction Nook team reviews all the books in the yearly DSP Advent Calendar anthology, in which readers get a short book per day all the way through December...
An Everyday Hero is the first book in this anthology.
This is a cute short about a guy moving to AZ from OR and making an unwanted encounter with a scorpion in the house he just purchased. And the hero who comes to save him from the beast that invaded his home.
Adam only moved to Phoenix because his sister, who lives there, is pregnant, and he's all ready to be the best gay uncle possible, from the very first moment. His work as a freelance web designer means he can work pretty much anywhere, even in the AZ heat. He just didn't count on scorpions and snakes and other unwelcome critters.
But no fear, a quick call to Garrett Strong, exterminator extraordinaire, brings the cavalry to Adam's house. Garrett takes one look at the younger man and knows he's out of his league. Because Garrett is nothing special, or so he believes.
Except Adam didn't get that memo.
This is a really sweet and cute little novella. It's certainly not easy to develop characters in under 100 pages, but the author does a fine job here giving backstory and personalities for both men easily woven into the story flow.
I giggled a lot at Adam's reactions to the critters in his house and backyard, and thought that Garrett was super sweet about making sure Adam was safe from the creepy-crawlers.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!
** I received a free copy of this book from its publisher in exchange for an honest review. **
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