The Swap by Devon Rhodes

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drThe Swap: by Devon Rhodes
Release Date: October 26, 2016
Pages:64 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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2nd Edition

When layoffs hit Jim LaRue’s company, his first concern isn’t for his own job, it’s for his friend and coworker, Tommy Graves. Tommy’s going through a bitter divorce, and he’s closing on a new home. Losing his job would mean losing the house—and the fresh start he desperately needs. Jim can’t let that happen to the man he’s secretly in love with, so he proposes a swap: his job for Tommy’s.

Now out of work, Jim reluctantly agrees to help Tommy remodel. He needs the income, but he can’t stand being a charity case—especially not when things between them start heading in a direction he hardly dared hope for. The strain drives a wedge between them, and a confrontation might spell the end of their relationship.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.


Can I first just say how much I dislike the cover models. Eww they don’t really match the two guys that are in my head. I don’t really like them. As far as the story goes, I think it had alot more potential then this. I think the author could have explored more on Tommy’s divorce. What happened? I really would have liked some backstory on Jim and his shenanigans. For a friends to lovers trope I thought it was okay. I would have liked to see them talk more about what they each want. I mean, once Tommy found out certain things, he kinda just let it all go because of Jim and his swooning. I did appreciate the history between the two, and maybe I’m more of a let’s talk a couple of things out kinda girl, but Jim just went in with the kill time and time again. The blurb is pretty much self explanatory. I did like it well enough and look forward to more from this author.

About Devon Rhodes

At 39 and holding, Devon finally figured out the best way to channel her midlife crisis was to morph from mild-mannered stay-at-home mom to erotic romance writer.

She lives in Oregon with her family, who are (mostly) understanding of all the time she spends on her laptop, aka the black hole.

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