Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Romance on Aisle Sixteen?opposites attract amid the hammers and screws of the home improvement store. Gabe Mason became a father at seventeen, and his daughter, Ellie, is the most important thing in his life. But being the parent the courts demand means Gabe has given up most of his dreams?education, making furniture, a gay social life?to be a model dad with a steady, relia Romance on Aisle Sixteen?opposites attract amid the hammers and screws of the home improvement store. Gabe...

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Title:Home Improvement
Author:Tara Lain
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1644055422
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

Home Improvement Reviews

  • Donna
    Jun 23, 2019
    Home Improvement by Tara Lain is a sweet single dad romance that I just adored. Gabe Mason is a gifted carpenter but there isn?t a big market for custom furniture where he lives so he works in a home improvement store and makes do so his daughter can see her mother. I loved Ellie the...
  • Kristin
    Jul 02, 2019
    This was pleasantly sweet, a little unrealistic, and a different take on the whole ?rock star? trope. I?ll start with what I found unrealistic, which begins with the blurb. I don?t know of any court that would demand a parent give up pursuing an education, because an educat...
  • Calila
    Jul 06, 2019
    *A copy was provided by the author for free in exchange for an honest review* Another sweet lowkey read. I really felt for Jerry in his desperation for something real. Gabe I both liked and had issues with. I loved Ellie! The plot is pretty predictable and plays out fairly obviously...
  • Jennifer
    Jun 17, 2019
    Here it goes....this story is really cute. Yes, I said cute. Gabe is a single dad doing his best to raise his daughter. He has given up some of his dreams to give her a stable life. His ex-wife is a constant source of tension in their lives. Gabe doesn't date because he is aware that h...
  • Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
    Jul 18, 2019
    *4.5 Stars* I thought Home Improvement was fantabulous! TLain delivered on everything I've come to expect from her - complex, genuine characters, a compelling story, and a few messages and food for thought. :) Full review coming... ...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    Jun 26, 2019
    *I received a free copy of Home Improvement. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.* 4.5 stars Home Improvement was another amazing story by Ms. Lain. I loved Gabe and Jerry, and I think I fell the hardest for Ellie, Gabe's daughter. The sales pe...
  • Vinga
    Jul 11, 2019
    I really love this story. Great characters and story line. Just love how Gabe and Jerry fits together. ...
  • Lelyana
    Jun 17, 2019
    It's not easy being a single 'ordinary' gay man with a teenage daughter, working on an 'ordinary' furniture warehouse. Enter a mysterious guy who desperately needed his attention on his new home, then unexpectedly, the weird guy was actually a very famous person. I liked it when the...
  • Erica Chilson
    Jul 16, 2019
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Stars Spoiler-Free review. Home Improvement was the perfect afternoon read. Read in one sitting, I was hooked from the start, finding the interactions between the characters realistic and endearing. G...
  • kathleen
    Jul 09, 2019
    What a charming, fun romance to read. I thoroughly enjoyed Home Improvement by Tara Lain. Gabe and Jerry seem like they could not be more unsuitable for each other yet they are exactly what the other needs. Add in that one is a single dad and I'm sold! Tara has such a wonderful abi...
  • Robazizo
    Jul 14, 2019
    3.5 stars. A cute story, but it didn't wholly work for me. Jerry at the beginning was too big a contrast with Jet and the development of the relationship went too fast from just interested to forever love. And just like in Knight of Ocean Avenue the sexy times had a bit of a weird vibe...
  • Z. Allora
    Jul 16, 2019
    Tara Lain is always one of my go to authors, but when my real life is tough. She gives you want out of a romance and more. I know Tara Lain's characters and stories will soothe and remind me life can be magical. I adored the complexity of these characters. I highly recommend this book....
  • Emily Seelye
    Jun 18, 2019
    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this. Jerry is a famous musician who just wants to take a break from his busy life so he buys a house off the grid. Gabe is a single father who ends up overseeing the renovation of Jerry?s house. He will do anything for his daughter, including ta...
  • Sarah
    Jul 27, 2019
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a gentle, feel-good romance with immensely likeable characters. Single father Gabe never imagined that the very odd customer he served at the hardware store would change his life. But despite his many ecce...
  • Esther
    Jul 16, 2019
    Very standard story of rock star meets ?common man?. You can see the plot coming from miles away. But because Tara Lain writes it well, it?s very enjoyable. The storyline with the ex was a bit weird, that could have been done better (I always have a problem with a character sudde...
  • Stephanie
    Jul 10, 2019
    This is such an amazing story. I love Gabe and Jerry! Gabe is such an amazing dad to Ellie even though he had her when he was a kid himself. The Jerry I just wanted to wrap up in a hug. He is so shy and awkward but has a secret. This is such a sweet story and I love that it's a friends...
  • J
    Jul 17, 2019
    This story is about a recluse (view spoiler)[billionaire, world famous rock star (hide spoiler)] who just blindly hires someone who works at the local hardware store to oversee a multi-million dollar renovation of a new home he's purchased in Ashland, Oregon. The whole story just seem...
  • Ali
    Jul 03, 2019
    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review: Rating: 4 stars out of 5 This was an adorable story. Gabe has focused on being the best father he can since Ellie was born, which means he put his own life on hold a bit for her, but he would never regret the great wome...
  • Angie
    Jul 22, 2019
    I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads I loved this book. It was sweet and low on angst. I fell in love with Gabe instantly. I connected with him on all levels because I became a mom at 17. I knew right away what Jerry's big secret was but that didn't stop me from enj...
  • Bo
    Jul 13, 2019
    Hits on Every Level What a surprise, and what a beautiful book this is! Cover man Gabe Mason is a 33-year-old single father of 17-year-old Ellie which sets the stage for the entire plotline and romance. You can see what is likely to happen as Gabe, who is a customer service pers...
  • Joyfully Jay
    Jul 12, 2019
    A Joyfully Jay review. 5 stars Please forgive me if I gush a bit about Tara Lain?s latest novel, Home Improvement. I loved this story. From the wonderfully mature and loving Ellie who had her dad?s back, to Jerry who just wanted to be seen for who he really is, to Gabe who h...
  • Elle
    Jun 23, 2019
    What a lovely book. I've enjoyed Ms Lain's books for a long time, and I predict that this will be another hit. Gabe (works at a hardware store, gay dad to a teenage daughter) and Jerry (Uber famous rock star) come together in this sweet love story. A charming romance, but also the t...
  • Dixiecowgirl
    Jul 09, 2019
    Finding your heart and choosing your future theme is beautifully done in this story. Carving our a bit of life for you when the world is demanding so much of your time can be daunting. These MC's both have immense demands on their time and their commitments are important. I really en...
  • CrabbyPatty
    Jul 08, 2019
    Gabe becomes a father at 17 and spends the next 16 years supporting his daughter, working at a steady job and making beautiful handcrafted furniture in his spare time. Or as his daughter says "I live with a man who pretty regularly gives up what he wants to do in his life for somebody ...
  • Steven
    Jul 11, 2019
    Tara Lain has been on my TBR list for quite some time now and Home Improvement caught my attention with some of my favorite tropes: opposites attract, single father - is home improvement a trope? It really REALLY should be. It?s a bit predictable - It?s kind of like looking at ...
  • Amy Dufera
    Jul 01, 2019
    Tara Lain's Home Improvement is a fantastic romance. There's some mystery, as Jerry's hiding something. He's sleeping on an air mattress, but can pay for handmade furniture. Gabe knows something's up, but it takes a while for him to figure things out. This romance is fun and intrig...
  • Becca
    Jul 07, 2019
    This was a pretty sweet story, but a reminder that secrets can hurt. Jerry is trying to keep himself hidden. He goes into a home improvement store looking for stuff to renovate his new home, but really has no clue where to start. But meeting Gabe, who works there, has settled Jerry...
  • Elaine Gray
    Jul 04, 2019
    Loved it. Tara Lain never disappoints! Home Improvement is a sweet, romantic, fun, happy love story. Jerry is a rock star living in the closet and Gabe is a single dad raising his daughter. It's a slow-building romance and they took their time getting to know one another. Gabe knew som...
  • Xanthe
    Jul 06, 2019
    What a sweet romance, a true Tara Lain story with easily lovable characters and an enjoyable story. Gabe is the best father he can be to his wonderfully smart teenage daughter, working a steady job and staying away from dating to prevent any possible backlash in his custody of her. He...
  • Leelah🍁♋️ Orion
    Aug 13, 2019
    What a cute story. I love that one of the MC?s were shy/ nerdy type. That there was a famous person which also happens to be a fave of mine. Double the fun. This was a sweet book that kinda moved fast, but was ok. I loved both MC?s and adored the daughter. Perfect story with an e...