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, reliable job in a home improvement store. Life’s predictable until Jerry, a shy, eccentric guy in a hat and sunglasses, begs Gabe to oversee the renovation of his run-down mansion.

Gabe loves the house and the work, and Jerry's pretty lovable too, but when Gabe discovers Jerry’s secret identity, he fears their passion could overturn both their lives forever.

Title:Home Improvement
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781644055427
Format Type:

    Home Improvement Reviews

  • CrabbyPatty

    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 ...

  • Joyfully Jay

    A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsPlease 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...

  • Emily Seelye

    4.5 starsI 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 renovat...

  • Lelyana

    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...

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms

    *I received a free copy of Home Improvement. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*4.5 starsHome Improvement was another amazing story by Ms. Lain. I loved Gabe and Jer...

  • Steven

    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 r...

  • Calila

    *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 ...

  • Dixiecowgirl

    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...

  • kathleen

    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 n...

  • Elle

    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 ro...