Renovations 4-6 [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Anah Crow & Dianne Fox
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
eBook Description: After meeting on the job and falling madly but responsibly, reasonably, and carefully in love, Ven and Toby are committed to each other as lovers and business partners. But they're about to find out that there's more to being a couple than just playing house and fooling around. They experience all the ups and downs of every other pair of lovers, but they have a few complications that are uniquely theirs. Toby has two little girls from his first marriage who are still getting used to the idea that Daddy isn't coming back to live with Mama, an over-worked ex-wife, and meddling ex-in-laws. Ven's got his heart set on making an honest man of his lover but he's not quite sure he's ready to play second Daddy. It's going to take more than just hard work to lay the foundation for Toby and Ven's new life. Can they build something that lasts? Renovations 4-6 was originally published as the second Renovations Chaser Series and includes the following three stories: Renovations 4: Full House Renovations 5: Mending Fences Renovations 6: Coming Home
eBook Publisher: Torquere Press/Chaser Compilation, Published: www.torquerepress.com, 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: August 2011
7 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats [MultiFormat - What's this?]: eReader (PDB) [171 KB]
, ePub (EPUB) [163 KB]
, Rocket/REB1100 (RB) [126 KB]
, Portable Document Format (PDF) [512 KB]
, Palm Doc (PDB) [142 KB]
, Microsoft Reader (LIT) [163 KB]
, Franklin eBookMan (FUB) [178 KB]
, hiebook (KML) [344 KB]
, Sony Reader (LRF) [204 KB]
, iSilo (PDB) [118 KB]
, Mobipocket (PRC) [147 KB]
, Kindle Compatible (MOBI) [199 KB]
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Reading time: 135-189 min.
Microsoft Reader (LIT) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud ENABLED
Portable Document Format (PDF) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud ENABLED
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
Ven's watch chirped at him to tell him it was five o'clock. A quick glimpse through the window he was installing confirmed that in the way the sun was hitting the trees. He wedged the window into place with a few shims and picked up his drill. He had two more windows to go. The footsteps overhead were Candy and her new guy, Mario, tarping what hadn't been finished. Ven dropped the top pane of the window down in the sliders and stuck his head out.
"Yo. Up there. Five p.m. I don't pay y'all overtime."
"Yeah, yeah." Candy peeked over the edge, pushing up her safety glasses. "But you'll work us 'til six."
"I'll work you as long as I have to for the schedule, but not today. Tell the guys doing the deck it's time to wrap up." Ven pulled his head back in and slid the window up so he could get it installed and move on. He was looking forward to getting out of here on time, for once. He'd been missing Toby something fierce, with their schedules not matching up lately and all.
Speak of the Devil. A black BMW pulled into the driveway, right beside the half-full dumpster. Toby didn't usually finish up at the office until well after five, but Ven remembered that he was supposed to be in court today. They must've finished up early, because there was Toby, stepping out of that little car looking like something straight off the cover of GQ. Goddamn.
Two windows to go. Ven made a frustrated little noise in the back of his throat and kicked his toolbox, then picked up the next window. The alcove and the bathroom had to be done and then he could go bounding down to see his man. Setting a good example sucked. He adjusted his tool belt. Less thinking about sucking would get things done faster. With another little groan of despair, he slid into the alcove and tore down the plastic over the window framing.
He was on the last window when Toby's leather-soled shoes sounded on the bathroom's tile floor. "The house is looking good. Deck's coming together." Toby's voice had that edge that said he was thinking about more than just renovations.
"Roof's almost done." Ven would have turned around but he was holding the window in place with his hip and leaning up into the drill as he secured the center top. Eight screws to go. No time at all. "Glad you like what you see."
Ven was pretty sure, after all this time, that Toby liked looking at him, even when Ven was dusty and gritty, layers of sweatshirt and T-shirt clinging to his skin, sweat tracing down the small of his back. Even in the colder months, Ven could work up a sweat if he was keeping busy. Looking was one thing, though. Ven was thinking he should grab a shower when he got home to keep from getting dirt all over Toby's pale skin. Last screw. Ven turned to look at Toby, all sweet and tidy and pretty. Maybe a little dirt wouldn't hurt.
"Maybe we'll get it finished up before the rain hits." When Ven turned around, Toby was smiling. He didn't seem too worried about getting dirty, not if the way he came up to steal a kiss was anything to go by. ENDEXCERPT