Ross Deere – Handy Man is the story of a young man who stumbled into the escorting business by accident. Ten years later, about to date someone for real for the first time, he looks back at some of the clients he’s met over the years, decisions he’s made, and parallels to his current life.
Meet lawyers, professors, students, aspiring Hollywood actors, and many others who, at one point or another, have found themselves in need of Ross’s services.
Ross Deere – Handy Man is an erotic novel, funny and free of drama – a steamy read with plenty of fast-paced action that will leave you sweaty and satisfied! Join Ross on his many adventures in and out of bed, literally.
This story was a bit different than most things I’ve read. Loved how Ross is telling the story. He narrates and you can hear his voice as you read. Plus the way he breaks the fourth wall and actually talks to the reader is just so fun. It was fascinating reading about the different people he met in his career as a handyman cum escort (see what I did there? LOL!). I was a little uncomfortable when Ross talked about painful penetration. Especially right towards the beginning. However it wasn’t overly described, plus it is a fact of life it hurts sometimes, so I was able to keep reading.
I loved how Ross enjoyed his job to the fullest but knew when to walk away. John was a sweetie and you could tell how deeply he felt for Ross even if we never get to see in his head. Some of the “clients” are guys I want to read more about. They are wonderfully well written for not being the focus of the story. Except for Ethan. He doesn’t deserve redemptions (and those that know me and my reading habits know this is HUGE for me to say!). I desperately want to read Jason’s story. I think of all the clients I want his story the most.
Seeing as this was my first book by Mr. Hirschi (I know! All of his fans just collectively gasped) I wasn’t sure what to expect going in. However I had high hopes considering how popular his books are. Definitely enjoyed it and will be reading more of his work in the future.
Molly: What music, if any do you listen to when you write?
Hans: I always listen to music, and my taste is very varied, from classical music to anthems (indeed) to pop, alternative and hip hop. I have a special playlist though, with 200+ of my favorite songs that I listen to often, songs that I like so much that I can never get enough of them. As I type this, Avicii is playing behind me from the speakers.
Molly: Are you a full time writer, or part time writer?
Hans: I am really lucky to be able to write full time. But if you were to offer me a great job to actually pay my bills, please, let me know! 🙂
Molly: What was the transition like between part time and full time writer?
Hans: It was abrupt, in the sense that I had three ‘spare’ months before my son was born. I knew I wouldn’t find another gig and we changed our plans and I was to be the stay at home dad for his first six months (we are very fortunate in that the government allows us to stay home for 12 months after our kids are born.) When my husband took over, I started to look for work again and kept writing. I still am. Work’s eluded me for some reason. So this is my third year of living off of my husband’s income.
Molly: Do you have a word count per day you try to hit?
Hans: No, it doesn’t work that way for me. I did a count once, what with all my blogging and my books, but no. I can write 12, to 15,000 words (all kinds of writing) on a great day to nothing on my bad or procrastinating days. But once I’m on a roll, I usually finish a book in a couple of weeks.
Molly: When you finish writing a book, how long before you begin writing the next one?
Hans: This depends entirely on the circumstances surrounding a book. When I was still owning my own publishing company, I wouldn’t find the time to write until the previous book was well out of the gates. Since I’ve sold my publishing house, I have more time to write, but the interruptions come more often instead. It takes longer for a book to come out, and even marketing and promo wise, it’s all pushed out further. The book that’s coming out now, Ross Deere – Handy Man, was finished last September, and I’ve just sent off a manuscript for a late March publication and am working on re-writing an October publication, so things keep changing. I have a book with one chapter, that’s going to be my next project. I have no idea when I’ll get to it. Just that I want to, need to…
“Jason undid the towel and grabbed my balls with his right hand, gently cupping them, rolling them in his hand. “Do you like that?” I asked, continuing to kiss him.
“I’ve never done this before.”
“Suck my dick, go ahead,” I said, gently pushing his head down toward my throbbing cock. Jason obliged and started to suck my dick, like he was sucking a Popsicle at first, but after a couple of pointers, he quickly adjusted his style and proceeded to work on my dick like a pro. Soon, I had to literally lift him off my cock or I would’ve exploded right into his mouth.
“Wow, hang in there, buster. Give me a break. I was about to bust a nut, and you’re still fully clothed. Let’s see if we can change some of that.”
I started to unbutton his shirt and slid it off, revealing a hairless, flat chest. Nerd, right. He’d never lifted anything heavier than a book in his life. Jason opened his slacks and slid them off. He was white Fruit of the Loom briefs underneath.
You can’t make this shit up, can you?
I’m an author. I write books. I write about things that are important to me: family, parenting, children, our environment, our world. Contemporary, fresh fiction with happy endings. It’s what I like to read myself. I write because I don’t have a choice. There are so many stories in my head, constantly forming, constantly trying to get out. Feel free to have a look on the other pages to learn more, listen to me narrate from those stories, and – if you like what you see or hear – follow the links to buy the books. I’d greatly appreciate that, as this is how I try to make my living.
I’m an author. But I’m also a forty something male who clings to the illusion of still being twenty-seven, despite my body’s daily reminders to the contrary. I’m married to the most amazing man, and together we have a beautiful son, Sascha. I consider myself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively through another three. I have friends all over the world. When I’m not writing, I like to do public speaking or training (where I have my professional background) to actually earn some real bill-paying money. Not sure this author thing is ever going to get me there…
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