Selected as a “sizzling beach read” by the New York Daily News, Richard Murphy’s debut novel explains what it really means to be a full-service contractor.
Henry Sullivan has spent seventeen years renovating houses for wealthy women, and he owes his success to a few simple rules: don’t take on too many jobs at once-and don’t sleep with clients. Over the course of one complicated summer, Henry breaks those rules when he works on the houses of two very different women who used to be friends. Henry falls for both women, and finds himself erecting an emotional house of cards as he attempts to complete their jobs while piecing together the mysterious events that demolished the women’s friendship.
“Sexy, and filled with enough dTcor details to keep any HGTV addict happy.” –People (three stars)
“Entertaining. You don’t so much read a novel like this as watch it unfold, scene by scene.” –Los Angeles Times
“A mix of True Confessions, Architectural Digest, and Psychology Today.” –USA Today
“Murphy captures the absurd humor that often springs from extreme wealth. But where the novel’s real charms lie is in [its] insightful observations of the thorny relationship between humans and their domiciles.” –Kirkus Reviews