Gasq-Dion, Sandrine. “A Working Man”, (Men of Manhattan Book 4), Wilde City Press, 2014.
At the Top
Matthew Hawke seems to have it all except love—his professional life is great; he owns his business—an advertising agency and it has big contracts. However his love life is lousy. He thinks that the time has come for a change and he has been thinking about sexy men lately. There just happens to be a good-looking man at the gym where he works out and that just happens to be Drakon Marvos who is an administrative assistant with a messenger company but the salary is not the best. He had a rough time with an ex and that took his confidence away and he is afraid to fall in love again. His self-esteem is at rock bottom as are his self-confidence and sense of trust.
When Matt slips while trying to flirt with Drakon, he finds himself immediately attracted to him. Matt helps Drakon regain self-confidence and we are off to watch a relationship blossom. They get along so beautifully that nothing could possibly go wrong. But wait a second; I forgot to mention something very important.
When Matt realized that he could no longer maintain a sex life with women he decides to try phone sex and he uses a number that was a gay sex line (as he says by accident). He speaks to a guy with a very sexy voice named Drake. Matt pretends to be someone named Roy and while the two men do not meet physically, they maintain something of a romance online.
Then there was the accident at the gym. Now both sets of men—Roy and Drake and Matt and Drakon begin to have feelings for each other. Sure, it sounds unbelievable but think again—could this really happen? How many stories have we heard of lovers meeting each other in public rest rooms?
Since I did not read any of the other books in the series I am unaware of how many of the characters come together. I understand that Matt and Drakon actually met at the end of the previous book but since they were wearing costumes, they were unaware that they had actually been at the same place. However, since that meeting each had been thinking about the other but it did take awhile before they came together again. The story is well written and the characters are well developed. Now I feel like I want to read the entire series to see how all of the man fare.