Title: Second Hand
Author: Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan
Series: Tucker Springs 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 1/8/2019
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Gay-For-You
Page Count: 174
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
A Tucker Springs Novel
Paul Hannon flunked out of vet school. His fiancée left him. He can barely afford his rent, and he hates his house. About the only things he has left are a pantry full of his ex’s kitchen gadgets and a lot of emotional baggage. He could really use a win—and that’s when he meets El.
Pawnbroker El Rozal is a cynic. His own family’s dysfunction has taught him that love and relationships lead to misery. Despite that belief, he keeps making up excuses to see Paul again. Paul, who doesn’t seem to realize that he’s talented and kind and worthy. Paul, who’s not over his ex-fiancée and is probably straight anyway. Paul, who’s so blind to El’s growing attraction, even asking him out on dates doesn’t seem to tip him off.
El may not do relationships, but something has to give. If he wants to keep Paul, he’ll have to convince him he’s worthy of love—and he’ll have to admit that attachment might not be so bad after all.
Paul went into a pawnshop to buy a present to try to win back his ex-girlfriend but he finds so much more.
El owns the pawnshop and when Paul comes in, he feels a pull towards him. Paul is down on his luck and El wants to help.
Paul feels like he has lost everything but when he starts a friendship with El things start to look up. He feels he isn’t good enough but El sees so much more in him and he wants to help Paul see that too.
El was never looking for a relationship but finds himself attracted to Paul , too bad Paul is straight . Paul doesn’t believe someone like El could ever find him attractive or want to spend time with him so he doesn’t even think about it. It is up to El to show him that he is worth so much more than he thinks. I would have liked Paul not to be so whiny at times but El helps him find his worth.
The chemistry was there between these two and I enjoyed reading how it grew as the story moved along.
I really enjoyed the plot of the story. To me it is about second chances.