Saturday, January 8, 2011

Serena Yates, Workplace Encounters 1; The Elevator Mechanic

Title: Workplace Encounters 1: The Elevator Mechanic

Author: Serena Yates

Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub-Genre: GLBT (M/M)

Word-Count: 30,000

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Silver Publishing

Reviewer: Cia


Joe Taylor isn't interested in anything beyond casual sex - until he meets Bill Evans.

Joe is a quiet elevator installer who longs for a more stable life than having to change work sites and teams all the time. He doesn't want a relationship, though. When he runs into Bill Evans, his priorities begin to change.

Bill is about to open his own fitness center at the new super mall north-east of Philadelphia where Joe currently works. The two men are immediately attracted to each other, and when they meet again at a gay club at the end of the work week, the sparks fly. Bill suggests a casual arrangement for weekend sex, which suits Joe initially.

But when the sex gets hotter by the weekend, and Joe begins to be attracted to Bill beyond the physical, will they be able to make a relationship work?


The Elevator Mechanic by Serena Yates was one hot quick read.

There’s something about blue collar workers that is enticing. Joe is the more effeminate of males, possessing keen intelligence and intuitive skills for his job. Unfortunately, he lacked the self confidence to stand up for himself. This is the same characteristic that had Joe sitting on the sidelines of love.

Until he meets Bill, an entrepreneur with dreams and plans of his own. Both men have issues from their childhood that make them wary of long term commitment, the kind where emotions are bared for anyone to see.

When an accident happened on the job, Bill needed to decide what was more important, showing love, allowing it to grow or putting its existence on the back burner. Joe had to find it in himself how to deal with a bully, and finally stand his ground.

The emotional growth of this couple was splendid, and the skyrocketing sensuality was heart melting. The culmination of both made for a fantastic read!

1 comment:

Serena Yates said...

Wow, thanks for the great review, Cia. I am so glad you liked The Elevator Mechanic.