Workplace Encounters is inspired by men meeting at work - but definitely staying away from the so-called office romance. This series looks at all types of workplace, even the occasional office may play a role, but the 'romance part' is guaranteed not to take place there. I hope you enjoy Joe and Bill's, ahem, escapades! Serena P. I love mechanical things and the fantastic info Serena included was terrific and added just the right amount of grounding reality. The steaminess and sexual energy just blew me away. Feb 05, Jess rated it liked it Shelves: genre-romance-erotica-bdsm , genre-novella , genre-romance-erotica , publisher-dreamspinner-press , genre-romance , format-kindle , lgbt-gay , character-mechanic.
It has been slightly edited here for content. I was in the mood for a quick, steamy read for my next Retro Review, as well as a story grounded more in reality than in the fantastic. This is a fast, readable story with some gorgeous love scenes, but I was left wanting more. I certainly enjoyed this story more. Joe, the titular elevator mechanic, is instantly smitten with Bill, a personal trainer who is overseeing the opening of his own gym.
But Joe is shy and unwilling to take chances until he encounters Bill at a club and they have an explosive connection. They decide on a no-strings relationship, but of course, things get more intense as feelings become involved and Joe has an accident at work. In terms of a blue-collar main character, this story totally delivers. So when he gets hurt and has to rely on Bill, we really feel his pain. Yates obviously did her research! Despite some scorching kinkiness in the love scene department, we never get a very clear picture of Joe or Bill as characters.
They create heat in the bedroom when Joe gives up control to Bill, and their instant affection towards each other is super sweet, but it lacks the substance a great novella needs to be really interesting. At that time, this book was in its second run through Dreamspinner after being previously published through a defunct company, and it is still available through Dreamspinner today.
It's refreshing to read about an Elevator Mechanic and an owner of fitness facility. I don't think those occupations are frequently used. I also enjoy how the story is taken from both men's point of view. Of the two, Joe is the one I enjoy the most because he has this trait that is adorable, like blushing or his wanting to explore new ways in love making.
Starting as a guy, who said to be NOT standing up on his own, for getting the things he want, to being able to say what he needs to say to his boss is a character development that I like. The love making scene has a naughty kink and pretty hot to read The not-so-good things: I feel that the story could use a deeper exploration, especially in Joe's past -- and why he is behaving like he does. We are only given bits and pieces of information, which left me wanting for more. Also, I would love to see more action in Bill to coax that from Joe.
It seems like Bill is only thinking about it, he sense that there's something behind it, but never actually DO anything about it. Therefore, it doesn't pack enough punches or emotion for me to give it higher rating. The Elevator Mechanic by Serena Yates was one hot quick read. 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 w The Elevator Mechanic by Serena Yates was one hot quick read. 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! Jan 29, Bo rated it really liked it. Terrific Start to a Series Originally published in and reissued in , this is the first in a series of blue-collar type romances between men who lust after men but may not want to fall in love.
If they are all as good as this one, and as fast to read and enjoy, Ms. Yates is going to have a blockbuster series on her hands--but IMHO the publisher would be wise to retain the original cover of the book to bring out the perfect depiction of the MCs.. This one involves Joe Taylor, an elevator me Terrific Start to a Series Originally published in and reissued in , this is the first in a series of blue-collar type romances between men who lust after men but may not want to fall in love.
This one involves Joe Taylor, an elevator mechanic on a mall development project, and Bill Evans, a big personal trainer who is opening his own business in the same mall. How they meet, meet again, and continue to meet on their way to meeting their needs, is really handled quite sweetly and with extraordinary heat. You can see where the plot line may go somewhat early on, but the twists toward the end bring a smile to your face with not as much angst as could have been wrung out of their sweaty t-shirts.
Nice start This story is formulaic. Boy spots boy and their eyes meet; boy later meets boy and they have sex; one of them gets fired and the other one helps him out; and on and on until they prepare to ride off into the sunset together. It should probably be in the Nifty Erotic Stories archive, where it would be a standout for its grammar and spelling, even if the sex isn't as well written as that found in many stories on Nifty. The dialogue is choppy, probably because it isn't connected to the action.
It m This story is formulaic. It made me think of Maggie the cat in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," when she referred to sister woman's children as "no neck monsters", because their fat little heads sat on their fat little bodies with no visible means of connection. Can we coin the phrase "no neck dialogue" to describe the way this story is structured? An ounce of attribution here and there would have added several pounds of polish to this story, and a higher rating.
Elevator: An Erotic Romance
Then there is the business of so many sentences being a stand-alone paragraph. Hard to believe but I have never read anything by Serena Yates. I chose The Elevator Mechanic considering many positive reviews, and I'm happy to say that I'm not in the least bit disappointed. Her writing is flowing, smooth and it kept my interest until the very last page. Both characters, while having some minor insecurities, are strong, loyal, and very right for each other.
I adored the tender and caring side of their relationship and savoured the sizzling chemistry, and I definitely apprecia Hard to believe but I have never read anything by Serena Yates. I adored the tender and caring side of their relationship and savoured the sizzling chemistry, and I definitely appreciated the fact that Ms.
Yates kept the sex scenes relatively short and to the point. With that said, I highly recommend that you read it! The story is interesting, but that's all. Both main characters did pull me into the story but it was to simple. I didn't get the feeling for them at all. I started to ask myself, what was the past of each of them, but that's I guess was not relevant or important. You get the picture of "now" and what was in the past, what troubles and hurt both of them went true, was not actually explained, what I definitely missed.
The couple is good together and they have that instant chemistry, but the plot c The story is interesting, but that's all. The couple is good together and they have that instant chemistry, but the plot could have been a lot more developed. The story is nice, but I will forget it fast, lol. Recommended light read.
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Aug 26, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: zread-a-thon-aug , zzbotb-aug , xerotica-summer-challenge , m-m , mm-read , zbattle-of-the-books , zzread-a-thon-challenge. Whilst having lunch one day, Joe looks up across the Mall and see a pair of legs followed by a gorgeous body descending the stairs instead one of the vacant stores. When the two make eye contact Joe runs off. A few days later, the men meet each other again in one of the local gay bars.
They agree to a weekend thing with no strings attached. However, after Joe is injured at work, that resolution doesn't last long. There really wasn't a lot of story here but there was a lot of sex. If I am honest, I f Whilst having lunch one day, Joe looks up across the Mall and see a pair of legs followed by a gorgeous body descending the stairs instead one of the vacant stores.
If I am honest, I felt it was also a little preachy about the aspects of health and safety. Sep 15, Chappy rated it liked it Shelves: mm , zzbotb , erotica , romance.
Love in an Elevator (46 books)
Not too deep, not too well written but still cute and kinda hot too. Shy Joe notices hot Bill right away. A casual run-in at a gay bar leads the way to a "no-strings" relationship that soon blossoms into more. Joe's boss was not a very believable character Another wonderful story from Serena. She is now permanently on my "must read anything new by" list of authors. A great start to the Workplace Encounters Series. Both characters were endearing with their insecurities.
Loved the unexpected kinkiness of both men. A fun sexy read. Wonderfully written story. I loved the interaction between the characters as their relationship deepened. I am excited for the next book in the series. She didn't know. All she knew was that she was going to come out of that building cop-free or not at all. While he bent down to zip up his fly that had been slipping down like an elevator gone wild, he inevitably leaned forewords and set his wheelchair into motion down the steep Chain Lane.
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