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Owen's Home and Garden

3.15  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Simon Carter is a player, and Owen Sanders knows it. As Simon’s best friend, he’s a big part of Simon’s life, and he’s watched Simon sleep his way through random hookups, trying to avoid a repeat of his last failed relationship.

But when Simon turns that fear of commitment and dangerous sex appeal on his best friend and then disappears, Owen decides he’s had enough. He set
ebook, 147 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press LLC (first published February 7th 2012)
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Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Interesting story of Owen and Simon who have been best friends for years. Owen has a secret and unrequited passion for Simon. But Simon is a player, not wanting a relationship since being hurt by a boyfriend in the past. One night things come to a head and Simon leaves.

I like this author's writing style and will be looking for stuff from her in the future. Having said that, I thought the character Simon was a dick and Owen put up with too much. Not enough grovelling took place for my liking. Eve
I enjoyed this friends to lover story. There were times in the beginning that I didn't know if I wanted to slap Simon upside the head or give him a hug because I felt sorry for him. There was definitely a back story with him that I think if the author had revealed more, would make you understand him more. We never really got to find out the whole story with Jon. What I liked about the story was that even being friends for so long and Owen having a crush on him, that Owen didn't instantly forgive ...more
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
After reading 'Lost Boy' I was looking forward to reading more by this author. I'm sorry to say, this book didn't work for me. The beginning was difficult as for me both MC's weren't distinctive enough to keep them apart - yes, I'm getting old. Then after the fateful get-together and the ensuing vanishing of Simon it got rather tedious, as the whole story consisted of the thoughts of both men. Might be that I wasn't in the right mood for this book, but really - it was too slow moving and too muc ...more
Evie Kiels
Jan 11, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-it
Ah OHAG. I wrote OHAG during one of the more stressful moments in my life. I had just moved 1,200 miles to Colorado without the husband (a job thing). I missed everyone and was working through some serious feelings of loneliness and frustration. The yearning to leave the unfamiliar and go somewhere safe and known channeled itself into my writing and into OHAG. Add onto that, another book in the OHAG world had just been rejected, so I was determined to succeed at this one! That also channeled its ...more
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I love friends to lovers books and am happy to say this one didn't disappoint :-)

Owen has secretly been in love with his best friend, Simon for three years. The thing is, Simon, who is a player, and here please excuse my being crude, will fuck anything and everything with a hole, is oblivious to his best friend's feelings for him. Then the disastrous night happens. After almost being raped by his ex, Jon, who after a 5-year
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it

Owen Sanders has been in love with his best friend, Simon Carter, for years. Owen’s watched the Simon play the field with a heavy heart, and even if they aren’t lovers, Owen tries to be optimistic about their friendship. When Simon is attacked by an ex-boyfriend, Owen is immediately there for him to try to pick up the pieces. But when they fall into bed together, the next day Simon takes off, leaving Owen alone and wondering what will become of their relat
Elisa Rolle
Owen’s Home and Garden is a novel that moves slowly and insinuates in you without notice, and suddenly you find yourself caring for these characters that maybe, at first, you didn’t even like so much. Owen and Simon are best friends, maybe they could have been more, but when they met, Owen was in a relationship with someone else, and Simon was just out a bad break-up with no mood to start anything else. Simon needed a friend and Owen fit the bill. 5 years later they are both single, but Simon is ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the first romance I've ever read. I used to work at a used book store, and we'd get romances in by the truckload, but being written for straight women, they were of little interest to me. Until I joined GoodReads, I didn't even know that the M/M romance genre existed. I approached this title with a little trepidation because it was written by a woman. I'm thinking, what would she know about gay romance and relationships? Well, I've been pleasantly surprised. Evie's story has everything y ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
3 stars. I just couldn't connect with characters. They were both a little annoying. Owen runs to his best friend. He wants to confront Simon with his coward's behavior and instead of dealing with their problems they almost stop talking to each other. It's like they don't even want to clear the situation between them. I seriously can't understand their logic. That's my issue with this book.
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, gay, ebook, romance, done
Very good m/m romance about a guy with a crush on his slutty and oblivious best friend - his best friend who vanishes after a very, very messed up day. Be warned that part of this taking place in northern Minnesota (albeit near a fictitious town) probably weighted my rating. :)
Mar 04, 2012 added it
The author is a friend, therefor I abstain. :)
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Dreamspinner Press: Owen's Home and Garden by Evie Kiels 1 13 Feb 08, 2012 08:18AM  
Evie Kiels lives in Portland, OR with two yappy dogs, two kids, and one husband.

When not working, reading, writing, or sleeping, Evie enjoys hiking on warm sunny days and sewing on cold wintery days. Evie's life is consumed by a toddler and a new born. There is nothing else.