Author: Kelly Siskind
Genre: Romantic Comedy
A Habitat for Humanity project that erects more than walls…
The word “nail” has so many meanings:
Ainsley Hall’s manicured nails belong in the Museum of Modern Art.
The fashionista hammers nails at Habitat for Humanity.
She desperately wants to nail Owen Phillips.
Unfortunately, she mistakenly thinks he’s gay.
Owen’s never-ending divorce has taken a turn from messy to downright vindictive. Yearning for the simpler things in life, like working with his hands, he joins a Habitat build. Turns out he also wants to work over Ainsley Hall…but the confusing bombshell flirts blatantly with other men.
When Ainsley discovers Owen’s true sexuality, their mutual attraction ignites, but he hasn’t shared the extent of his divorce drama. If he can’t disprove his ex’s false allegations, it will take more than hammers and nails (and nailing studs) to keep their walls from caving in.
My rating: 5 stars
This was a really fun book, with a lot of funny moments, as well as a few emotional scenes as well. I loved that each chapter's title was a word, with both its true definition, as well as a meaning that fit the upcoming situation. I could totally relate to the continuing to develop crushes on gay guys. I've done it. A few times. And one time I had a friend who didn't tell me the guy was gay, hoping I would actually get the nerve up to ask him out, so she could sit back and be amused. Fortunately, I guess, as always I was too chicken-shit to ask the guy out. I really liked Ainsley, she was a lot of fun. And Owen was very sexy, I mean into construction and played soccer and definitely was intelligent.
I like how not only did we have their romantic pasts to overcome in this story, but they had incidents they wanted or needed to find a way to fix somehow, or move past. And that only added to the characters and made you root for them even more. I will admit I kind of got a feel for where his ex-wife was getting her ammo before it was actually spelled out. Once I started reading I had trouble putting it down. I loved all the side characters, and definitely have to go back and read book one, Legs, and I look forward to more books in this series.
A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—gummy bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.