I'm Your Guy (Hockey Guys: a series of MM stand-alone novels Book 2) by Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen shines again with an MM Hockey romance in I'm Your Guy

From the blurb:

The furniture district is my personal hell. I don’t know my ass from an ottoman. But when a hot designer comes to my rescue, I realize my problems are bigger than the house I’m trying to furnish.
A scorching kiss over fabric samples makes me question all my choices. But is it too late to change my entire life to get more of them?

I need this gig, but my cocky new client leaves out a couple crucial details:
He doesn’t mention that he's a famous hockey player. And he doesn’t own up to the way he’s always trying to undress me with his dark, broody eyes.
The man throws out more mixed signals than a broken traffic light. I've never been more sexually frustrated in my entire life. I need to back away before I do something stupid, like lose my heart.
Oops. Too late.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"I'm a little self-conscious. I'm trying to be a good house guest, not act like a contestant for Husband of the Year. Does it seem like I'm trying too hard?

If it does, it's probably because I'm trying too hard."

I'm Your Guy was a slow burn, but so freaking sweet. I adored Carter and Tommaso. Even from the start, these two just got on so well, if only they could get over their own personal baggage. Which is easy enough to say, but not at all as easy to actually do. Tommaso has spent his entire life in his closet of denial. And who could blame him when the majority of his child years were spent listening to his homophobic uncle and cousin constantly hurling derogatory comments at him? It broke my freaking heart, and I was honestly disgusted at some of the things those two monsters said and did.

Then we have Carter, a beautifully bright soul who just so happens to be at a low point when he runs into Tommaso at a furniture store. Carter's ex has absconded, leaving their interior design business thousands in debt. Meeting Tommaso felt like kismet. Tommaso needed someone to help make his entire house look like a home and Carter needed a big paying job like yesterday. I'm sure neither expected that the more time they spent together going over furniture and curtains would lead to them falling deeper and deeper in love.

But remember that baggage I mentioned? They are still present regardless of their growing feelings and they hang like an axe over their happily ever after. These two definitely needed to work on themselves before they were ready to be seriously committed to each other, and I was glad that they were both adult enough to admit it. Props to Tommaso's amazing mother for helping be part of the catalyst for Tommaso to finally be ready to live as his true self. There were LOTS of hints of possible future books and I can't even tell you which one I want most because I want them all!! I can't wait to see who is next.

Rating: 5 Stars

I'm Your Guy is available to buy in ebook, paperback, and audio formats.