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Predictable - but sweet, sexy and heartwarming.
on 13 February 2010
The handymnan does it with... well,that too, but mostly shyly, tentatively, awkwardly but - in the end - with voracious passion.
Jack, in his mid forties, is a widower, always in denial during his marriage about his gayness. Doing a house renovation job for Will, he finds himself attracted to the younger man. will is taking a break from his whizz-kid financial career, during which he has had no lasting ralationships. He finds himself drawn to Jack in a way he has not experienced before. Of course, attraction leads to sex and Jack proves a fast, if guilty-feeling, learner. Not only does he have to cope with his own fears and dounts, but with the homophobic reaction of one of his sons. Mind you, since Eric comes into the house to find Dad in mid-mega orgasm with Will, a little surprise on his part is understandable.
This ia tender, sweet, sexy story. But there is more to it than a heartwarming romance fuelled by hot passion. Claire Thompson has real insight into the confusion of feelings: attraction, longing, guilt that many of us have experienced. And she brilliantly converys the wonderful enormity of Jack's life changing transformation from devoted husband to out and happy gay man.