Review by D.Mac: Make Someone Happy, by Hank Fielder

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Make Someone Happy, by Hank Fielder
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 26th, 2016

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
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summary

Massage therapist Joe Wells is in a little over his head with his first job at the posh Magic Touch Sports Spa. He’s also secretly falling for his friendly, sexy coworker, the top-notch masseur Andre Swift. All the clients clamor for Andre, and so far none have taken to Joe.

On the verge of being fired, Joe saves the life of a mysterious kitten belonging to a white witch, who grants him a wish: a magic touch that could save his job and maybe even win him Andre’s love and respect. As Joe’s stock at the spa rises to crazy and barely manageable levels of success, demand for Andre’s services drops off. Will Joe lose Andre to an out-of-control spell? Or worse—Andre’s love might prove to be only a result of the magic, just like Joe’s sudden talent.

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M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Urban Fantasy
Coworkers
Magic Powers
Be Careful What You Wish For

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Have you ever heard a kid tell a story and a million inexpiable things get told but you don’t really know what’s going on? This was like that.

I knew going into this that it was going to be a bit hokey and gloss over stuff, because it’s supposed to be a fun book. I was expecting more Hocus Pocus, less Lifetime Movie Network made-for-TV-movie.

I thought it was going to be whimsical, but it was just a Mary Sue story where everything magically goes right for them suddenly. YAWN. Speaking of magic, I was sort of expecting this to be more magically inclined and it wasn’t, so if you thought the same thing don’t bother with it.

The biggest problems for me were that the plot was too convenient, the drama was thinly constructed and too easily solved. However, the worst issue is that the romance and the main characters weren’t interesting enough to make me not care. In other words, the whole thing was flimsy without any real chemistry to make up for it.

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Hank Fielder is from Wisconsin and has lived in London and California, in big cities, and in the rural countryside. A passionate devotee of soulful romantic music, art, baseball, and good stories, he has worked a variety of jobs. He counts his blessings every night before bed. Visit him online at http://authorhankfielder.blogspot.com/.

You can purchase Make Someone Happy from:
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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

2 thoughts on “Review by D.Mac: Make Someone Happy, by Hank Fielder

  1. Have you ever heard a kid tell a story and a million inexpiable things get told but you don’t really know what’s going on? This was like that.

    lol, yes! What a great description…

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