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Fix This, Sir (Tales of Rainbow Alley)

Fix This, Sir - Jaime Samms This is one of those rare series that gets better as it goes along. While each book is a stand alone, featuring a different couple, characters from the other books play significant roles and even share the point of view perspective. While ostensibly Dom/sub stories, there is little BDSM play involved. The books are more about the characters forming healthy meaningful relationships as well as falling in love.In retrospect, the first book in the series "Hotwired Heart" was little more than an introduction to Rainbow Alley, however I recommend reading "Finders, Keepers" before this book.One thing I have noticed is that as the series progresses, the quality of the writing has become more assured and rewarding, not that it was bad to start with, but if she keeps on improving at the same rate, Jaime Samms will be brilliant by the time she's finished.None of the characters are paragons of virtue, in fact it is their faults that makes them real as they struggle to recognise and overcome their flaws.There is a lot of hurt comfort involved and Jaime doesn't pull her punches at making the hurt serious, especially in the case of "Finders, Keepers" and "Fix This, Sir." Just about all the characters are physically damaged at some point in their lives, most bearing permanent scars, both physical and mental. Dealing with these scars allows the men to interact and learn to grow emotionally as they recover from their physical injuries. Nothing happens in isolation. Everyone in the close-knit community is affected by their neighbour's problem.Introspection play a large part in the book, with a lot of time spent analysing themselves and the situation, but it's intelligent analysis. In "Fix This, Sir", Cliff and Jimmy and the others around them aren't afraid to admit their problems and understand that sometimes love doesn't cure all.Rainbow Alley has been populated with an ever increasing rich cast of characters, so I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.