Hoaley Ill-Manored

Declan Sands
Hoaley Ill-Manored
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Publisher
Electric Prose Publications
Release Date
July 2012
ISBN
9780971048591
Series
Book 2 of Hoale Construction Mysteries
Genre
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, GLBT, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
The gang flips a 200 year old manor house in the beautiful, rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana. Unfortunately the house is the site of a suicide, the result of a broken romance, and is rumored to be haunted. Adam and Maddy get caught up in the story of the young couple who were torn apart by family, local events, and something sinister that still seems to be stalking the house. It might not be a ghost, but whatever it is, it has the potential to be deadly.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author,reviewer)
Dec 14, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
103 people found the following review helpful
HOALEY ILL-MANORED is the second book in the Adam Hoale series. Adam Hoale owns Hoale Construction, a company that specializes in buying old, down and out properties and 'flipping' them, which basically means doing them up and renovating them for sale. All Adam Hoale wants to do is 'flip' the new property he's just purchased and hopefully make a good profit.

But once again fate intervenes. Adam is only just getting used to having Dirk Williams, film star extraordinaire and the love of his life, back in it when yet again something goes wrong with the house he's flipping. The 200-year old manor house has secrets of its own and someone out there will do anything to protect it. Adam once again finds himself at the mercy of someone who means him harm. Is it something supernatural or is it a person of flesh and blood that means him no good...

Once again a very enjoyable and rollicking story of wannabe detectives meeting villains who would rather their secrets stay hidden. Supported by some well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot line of interracial prejudice, murder and lost love, this story draws the reader in and provides a wonderful distraction to the realities of the real world.

I love the developing relationship between Adam and Dirk, the choices the two men have to make in their desire to be together, yet the secret they have to hide with Dirk being in the closet and not wanting his life choices to affect his career as a major film star. There are arguments, suspicions, insecurities and tension between them, but the make-up sex is simply amazing.

But when something happens that makes Adam realize that he could have lost Dirk forever, the tables are turned and Adam and Dirk have to make some big decisions about their future together.

Definitely a wonderful sequel to A Hoale Lot of Trouble, and luckily, there are still a couple of stories more to read.
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