So here is a kind of character I never thought I would cotton to. A hoarder. I thought Jasper would creep me out a bit, but maybe I've just watched the show too much? I don't know. I really kind of like the guy, though. And Lewis, well, he's just a dream come true for anyone looking for someone to just be there, to listen, and to be kind. I'm not far into this book yet. Maybe a third of the way, but I am totlly enjoying it so far. Let's see if I'm singing the same tune once Jasper reveals the "dark secret" hiding behind his hoard. The blurb for the book follows, and click on the cover if you think you might like reading it. I'll post more as I get further in. In the mean time, have you ever picked up a book, been pretty sure you might not like the main character, and been pleasantly surprised? Or, the corollary, have you ever thought you were going to love a character, only to discover the character was not what you'd hoped?
Blurb: Letting go is the first step to healing…or bringing it all crashing down.
The Bristol Collection, Book 1
When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room, university librarian Jasper Richardson can no longer ignore the truth. His ever-growing piles of books, magazines and newspapers can no longer be classified as a “collection”. It’s a hoard, and he needs professional help.
Professional clutter clearer and counselor Lewis Miller thinks he’s seen it all, but even he has to admit he’s shocked. Not so much by the state of Jasper’s house, but by the level of attraction he still feels for the sexy bookworm he remembers from school.
What a shame that Lewis’s ethical code forbids relationships with clients. As Jasper makes slow but steady progress, though, the magnetic pull between them is so strong even Lewis is having trouble convincing himself it’s a temporary emotional attachment arising from the therapeutic process.
Jasper longs to prove to Lewis that this is the real deal. But first he’ll have to lay bare the root of his hoarding problem…and reveal the dark secret hidden behind his walls of books.