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Buchanan House Eric Allen thirty three year old line cook moved in with his grandmother Jewell after a disastrous coming out when he was in middle school She raised him and he cared for her when she fell ill Wh

  • Title: Buchanan House
  • Author: Charley Descoteaux
  • ISBN: 9781634764544
  • Page: 298
  • Format: ebook
  • Eric Allen, thirty three year old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming out when he was in middle school She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill When Jewell died, she left everything to Eric angering his parents and older brother The inheritance isn t much, but Eric and his bestie, Nathan, pool their money and buy anEric Allen, thirty three year old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming out when he was in middle school She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill When Jewell died, she left everything to Eric angering his parents and older brother The inheritance isn t much, but Eric and his bestie, Nathan, pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast The hotel isn t far from Lincoln City a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the confirmed bachelor president with the close male friend.Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings, and over the months leading to opening weekend, Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman, he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family It would be much easier if Eric s brother Zach wasn t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

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    1. SheReadsALot on said:

      2.5 HEARTS--It started good and thenIt crashed.Buchanan House starts with Eric grieving at his grandmother's funeral. His grandmother was the only positive family figure in his life. Eric's family is homophobic and his mother tries to make a scene at the funeral, they feel they deserve to get a share of Grandma Jewel's will. Eric, with the help of his best friend and his grandma's best friend, puts a stop to the money hungry family with a little clever trick. Eric, living a grueling job as a coo [...]

    2. Sheri on said:

      Have you ever read something that had just…o much? Maybe it was the writing or the plot. This time it was the characteristics, and they were excessive. I have a tendency to grab the small handheld basket at the grocery store thinking I just need a couple of things. Before I know it, it’s overflowing and I’m lugging a ridiculously heavy load. The eggs risk getting cracked and the bread smashed. That’s how I felt here- the characters were spilling over and it damaged my enjoyment factor. W [...]

    3. Rick on said:

      This book was such a joy to read. I enjoyed everything about it, the characters were well rounded and the plot quite fun. I am very familiar with the Oregon Coast and I was able to picture everything and really wish there were such a place as Buchanan House. The closest I can think of to resembling the House is the Syliva Beach Hotel in Newport a hotel for readers. No phones, television but a great library area overlooking the beach and sea. I could stay at Buchanan House!My first read by Charle [...]

    4. BWT (Belen) on said:

      Eric Allen is a thirty-three year old line cook whose world crumbles after the death of his beloved grandmother, who took him in after his disastrous coming out to his family. The story begins with his grandmother’s funeral and Eric’s subsequent spiral into grief with some heavy drinking thrown in as well. When Nathan, Eric’s best friend since childhood, suggests a trip and takes Eric to a former camp on the Oregon coast it seems like it could be a shot at a new beginning and a place where [...]

    5. El on said:

      Rating: 1.5 out of 5* I received an advanced copy of this novel via Pride Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review. *In case you couldn't tell from the rating, I did not enjoy this novel. Honestly, I thought it was a complete mess from start to finish, and I genuinely struggled to finish it; in the end, this 130 page novel took me almost two days to get through because I kept having to put it aside. The characters were inconsistent, the romance unconvincing, and the writing grated lik [...]

    6. Don Bradshaw on said:

      Enjoyable story with very detailed characters. All the tears Eric shed along with his lack of self confidence got annoying at times but he was pretty messed up by his family. The primary thrust of the story was the character development which could be why some people did not like the story.

    7. Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie on said:

      2.5 Stars rounded up to 3*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Pride Promotions in exchange for an honest review*I'm not sure where to start. The blurb made this book sound intriguing and that's about where it stopped. This book was a struggle to finish. The plot sounded good, but the story didn't deliver. This is Eric's story, told completely from his POV. This was not a true romance. I knew almost nothing about Tim. His character was not developed at all. They worked toge [...]

    8. Andrea Goodell on said:

      Fun, not much thought, cozy read. this is one of those books you want when you have a half day to kill, a pot of tea (of something stronger) a chaise lounge to relax on and no one to bother you. So you can read cover to cover.Eric and Nathan have a unique friendship forged over time, a hatred for Eric’s family and the treatment of him. The love of Eric’s grandmother and the shared dream of opening a B and B together one day.The one thing that never rubbed off on Eric is Nathan confidence, we [...]

    9. Anke on said:

      The writing style was difficult, the characters were getting on my nerves and the whole thing was a bother to finish.

    10. Simon on said:

      Sweet, and probably what I was in the mood for. Little angst, handyman, make-over, B&B. HEA and a quick read. Sweet characters, nice unassuming little plot, 'nuff said.

    11. Mrsgeo on said:

      Started out great but didn't quite deliver. The writing was disjointed at times and difficult to follow. Potential unfulfilled.

    12. Donna on said:

      In some ways I felt that this book was more about friendship than love. Or perhaps love in a family/friend sense rather than in a romantic one. But however the book spoke to me, I seriously enjoyed what it was saying. Usually I’m pretty good at picking at least four-star books to review but lately I’ve hit a bit of a bad patch. Also, I’m not a great fan of angst, and the last few books I’ve read have ranged from braced-and-ready-for-pain angst right through to just-stab-me-and-let-me-die [...]

    13. Joyfully Jay on said:

      A Joyfully Jay review. 2.5 starsI admittedly had trouble with this author’s style. There was a lot of telling going on, and not nearly enough showing. A lot of opportunities for dialogue or action were missed. Characters began an action in one sentence, only to have it be completed in the next. Like they sat down to eat and then next sentence began with them being finished with their meal, for example. It made the story fell choppy, and add to that the time jumps, and I felt like I was being g [...]

    14. Inked Reads on said:

      FourStarsEric is a wonderful character. He is sincere, loving, loyal and a great chef. But, Eric comes from a family who did not condone his sexuality. The only person who loved him for him was his beloved Grandma. The connection that they shared was above any other connection that he has had in his life, thus far. Descoteaux painted a picture of a loving life for Eric. He was sheltered and cared for. And, since he was able to be himself with his grandma, he was able to build meaningful friendsh [...]

    15. Avid Reader on said:

      Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux4 starsI was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.Eric is a wonderful character. He is sincere, loving, loyal and a great chef. But, Eric comes from a family who did not condone his sexuality. The only person who loved him for him was his beloved Grandma. The connection that they shared was above any other connection that he has had in his life, thus far. Descoteaux painted a picture of a loving life for Eric. He was sheltered and cared [...]

    16. Becky Condit on said:

      Charley Descoteaux has an idiosyncratic style of storytelling. She leaves gaps here and there for the reader to fill in with one’s own imagination, but without creating plot gaps, for this particular story is held together by the old Buchanan House.Eric came out to his family on Thanksgiving Day as a thirteen-year-old, expecting a warm reception but instead receiving coldness and rejection. As Eric recalls, he left with his grandmother before pie was served and she and her eclectic group of fr [...]

    17. Hearts On Fire Reviews on said:

      Reviewer:VictoriaGenre:M/M Contemporary4 HeartsReview: Eric Allen with his best friend Nathan work to create a gay friendly resort much to the dismay of Eric’s family who wish to interfere. The local handyman Tim helps fix the issues the house has while falling for Eric.The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. The author’s voice was distinctive and imaginative. By the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The world the author created was easy to pi [...]

    18. Molly Lolly on said:

      Original review on Molly LollyFour and a half stars!This story is so amazing. While Eric definitely falls for Tim and has a beautiful happy ending, that’s not really the main point of the story. Eric goes through so many changes and grows so much in the year or so this story encompasses. You take this journey where you see Eric really get to see himself for who he is; and he is a wonderful person. He cares for his best friend Nate and he has these dark times where he gets lost in his head. But [...]

    19. Redshayne on said:

      I liked this book, the characters and story. Since it was told from one characters POV some of the other characters didn't get explained much. There was some points in the story that were left unfinished, but still all and all - I enjoyed Eric and his turmoil, would have like to have gotten to know Tim & Nathan a little more too and wonder about Nathan's love life - was some confusion regarding it for me in the book. Would have like to see Tim & Eric's relationship a little more develope [...]

    20. Christina Wade - BFD Book Blog on said:

      this story had potential. nathan was great. tim and eric were decent. the idea of running a camp by the ocean is a great oned the story to get it up and running was neat. i had a hard time with the writing was a bit hard to follow at times and a little stilted. i also had a hard time with tim and eric falling in love after having only said 10 words to each other that we know of. if they bonded or got to know each other, that was never mentioned or even hinted at until the beach fiasco.overall, i [...]

    21. Michelle on said:

      1.5 stars rounded up to 2 starsSadly this book did nothing for me I wanted to like the characters, but they had no substance There was more of a story in the blurb than in the whole of the book.Eric was away with the fairies and most of his thoughts and words were tepid or confusingTim lacked any form of emotion.Nathan was the only character close to redeemable, yet even he became background noise.The expected opening weekend drama from Erics family? Child hood pranks have more impact.

    22. Brandilyn on said:

      Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance I wanted to love Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux. Based on the blurb, it should have been a perfect comfort read for me. However, the execution fell flat for me.For Complete review see Prism Book Alliance: prismbookalliance/?pos

    23. Meggie on said:

      This story lacks so much it was rather terrible read. To be sincere I'm to generous with 2 stars, it wasn't worth it. This storyline is a mess and the romance is bland, cold and unrealistic. So disappointing!

    24. Borderstar on said:

      I liked the sound of this one but the sample was a bitring? Contemporary romance is not my fave genre, so I think this one just isn't for me.

    25. Theodora IK on said:

      Sweet story with minimal angst. I want this to be the first in novellas. There are so many stories to be told!

    26. Barb ~rede-2-read~ on said:

      Note: This audiobook was provided to me through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Ostensibly, this story was about a young man named Eric Allen who purchased an old home on the Oregon coast with his best friend, Nathan. Eric primarily used funds he inherited from his grandmother, Jewell. They named it Buchanan House after President James Buchanan, the only unmarried president, who was rumored to be on close terms with his male friend. They hired Tim Tate as their handyma [...]

    27. inaword on said:

      In a word: Maybe read the thing? The main feeling I had while reading this book was frustration, which doesn’t strike me as a good thing when one is reading a romance novel. I had a really hard time getting into this book and caring about the main relationship. I never did really come to like Eric, who is essentially our narrator. I found him annoying and aggravating, and sometimes inconsistent. The man he falls in love with, Tim Tate (not to be confused with Eric’s ex, also named Tim), is a [...]

    28. Serena Yates on said:

      There is something comforting about a B&B. I think part of it is the feeling of staying in someone’s home, the personal touch, that is especially valuable in times of chain hotels and mass tourism. Part of it may be the usually idyllic locations these places can be found in. The B&B in this novella has both of those, plus it’s a historic building that may be in need of a few repairs at the beginning of the story, but its core is sound. Getting it up and running also happens to be exa [...]

    29. MorganSkye on said:

      Full Review here: openskyebookreviews/buhanaEric inherits a house on the Oregon coast from his grandmother. He has to fight his homophobic family for the right to keep it, but he’s determined to fulfill a lifetime dream of running an all accepting resort for anyone in the LGBTQ community – a place where people can really be themselves without any fear.Eric has a lot of “issues” ranging from latent homophobia, self-esteem issues, some sexual issues regarding penetrative sex and is an emot [...]

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