Title: The New Hire (The Hard Hat Series: Book Two)
Author: J.T. Hall
Publisher: JMS Books
Pages/Word Count: 30 Pages
At a Glance: J.T. Hall has created two men with a lot of promise as characters, and I look forward to the next part of the story.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Gary’s got a problem with his new hire, Tim. He’s allowed the young, attractive guy to get under his skin, and now he finds that he wants more than just a casual fling. After an incredible night, all he can think of is having more of that innocent flesh, delving deeper into Tim’s submissive tendencies. But first they have to make it through the work day. A construction site is no place for a gay love affair.
Love hasn’t been kind to Gary, who prides himself on being a gruff bear, always in charge, always on his own. As he starts to train young Tim as his sub, however, Gary must decide whether to keep it just sex, or actually allow himself to feel something more.
Warnings for BDSM, submission and domination, clamps, spanking, anal play and orgasm control.
Review: This story is a continuation from the first book in this series, so before writing this review I went back and read that book first, and that’s important – The New Hire is not book two, it is part two – a continuation of an established story. Part one is The Foreman, and when I looked at reviews for that book, on the whole they were completely positive. The main complaint about book one was that it was not long enough, that the two men in the book were not complete characters yet. J.T. Hall obviously took these thoughts to heart in The New Hire, as we get a much clearer picture of these men and what they could mean to each other for the long run.
Gary is a Dom and a bear, a big bear – hairy and muscular, with a bit of a paunch — and Tim is a twink and has a fetish for mustaches. Just looking at Gary’s body makes Tim want all kinds of things he never knew he craved, which can get interesting on a construction job site.
These books are basically the sexual encounters between the men, but where, in book one, Gary tells Tim not to get his hopes up, in book two it is Gary who is willing to break all his own rules.
He’d made the rules to stay casual and not to behave any differently towards the man than before they’d slept together. So why the fuck did he want to chuck out his rules? Tim had gotten under his skin.
We learn a lot about these men in their thoughts and reactions to each other as they become intimate and start to explore this new Dom/Sub relationship with each other. Tim so wants to please and, being new to the dynamic, has no idea that his natural innocence and submission is just what Gary craves even if Gary won’t admit it easily.
Man, it was nice having a boy. Gary chuckled, rubbing the outline of his cock through his jeans, then brushing against Tim’s cheek. The more he tried with Tim, the more he wanted. It was a dangerous obsession. Well hell.
I would recommend you start with The Foreman. You could pick the story up in book two, but start at the beginning. J.T. Hall has created two men with a lot of promise as characters, and I look forward to the next part of the story.
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