• Good with His Hands: A Steamy Short Story

  • By: Lucy Felthouse
  • Narrated by: Kitty Windrow
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Layla is enjoying a beautiful moorland walk in the English countryside when suddenly, clouds start to roll in. The weather was forecast to be fine all day, so Layla is woefully unprepared when the heavens open and her visibility is reduced to next to nothing. Trying hard not to panic, she carefully makes her way towards a remote hut she spotted before the fog descended. When she arrives, though, she discovers park ranger Stuart already there, and luckily for her, he’s much more prepared than she is, and they soon find a way to pass the time until the storm blows over.

Note: Good With His Hands was previously published in the Down and Dirty boxed set.

©2018 Lucy Felthouse (P)2019 Lucy Felthouse

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let down

I was really looking forward to a book full of excitement. the narrator's voice was bland and in one constant monologue the whole time. it was hard to follow the story line.

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Narrator Not the Right Fit for Story......

This was a steamy and enjoyable very short story about two people getting stuck in bad weather and taking shelter in an abandoned house and finding something to occupy their time to stay warm. I don't think the narrator was the right fit for this story as it was read rather slowly, and I almost fell asleep in the beginning of the story. But if I would recommend this book if you're looking for a quick enjoyable read. This was my first story by this author.

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A sweet romance

For such a short story, the details are all there and the narrator was lovely for Layla, she sounded like a perfect modern English rose.

This isn’t the first Lucy Felthouse book I have listened to, but it was a change from The Heiress's Harem.
I will be looking at listening to other books by this author in the future.

I received a copy of this book free for my true & unbiased review.

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Awesome

This is a new author to me, Lucy Felthouse did an awesome job with this story. The performer did great at bringing it alive.

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Yes. So good.

Just an hour listen. Filled with beautiful nature, hiking in the mountains. In a hut sheltered from the weather with a hot park ranger. A fantasy come true!
Well written. well told.

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Good with His Hands

Amazing, although this story is short it does keep you on your toes.most of all the characters go from enemies to lovers. Above all I must sat that the narrator was excellent.

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come prepared

A steamy SHORT read / listen. Fast paced - our main characters are Layla and Stuart. Layla finds herself caught in unexpected weather and stumbles upon Stuart who is able to assist. Smooth narration and an overall good flowing storyline. Overall a good, short listen with a definite storyline and a great steamy scene.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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fun listen

hot, short story, good narration.
a fun and quick listen.
I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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A short, cute story. You really get to know the characters, but it takes a while to get going. Too bad the narration doesn’t match. Too slow and rote to make it come alive.

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Short and Sweet(ish)

This audiobook is just as described, short and sweet(ish) with a little bit of steam.
It ticks a couple of boxes: older guy and younger woman, stranded together, enemies to lovers (sort of they don't hit it off at first) and steamy encounters with a stranger.
Most of the story around was about Layla. Some of her back story and her internal mussing as she wanders around the countryside on her walk. And I will admit I did find myself slightly frustrated with Layla at times. We do get some of Stuart's thoughts after they meet. His thoughts were just enough to give you a feel for his character. I would have preferred to have some of the earlier parts with his pov to get to know him better.
The steamy stuff was well steamy but not overly so and is on the shorter side. The story is an HFN with no epilogue and just a mention of plans to meet up again in the future.
Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it and perhaps listen to it again.
Disclaimer: This audiobook was sent to me for the purpose of reviewing it.

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  • Kate @MLHearingThings
  • 03-22-19

Short, sweet, and sexy

Good with His Hands by Lucy Felthouse is an erotic short story about a rambler whose country walk throws her into the path of a rugged park ranger.

Lucy Felthouse's saucy short stories are often delightfully British in essence, and her female characters feel much more genuine than the many similar tales of perfectly sculpted and spray-tanned women which tend to dominate the genre. It was refreshing to have the protagonists use protection, considering they were strangers hours before they began warming each other up in the isolated shepherd's hut. So many stories dispense with realism in favour of indulging airbrushed fantasies, but Felthouse's erotic stories always feel as though they are written about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations.

I felt that the story could have done with tightening up a little, as some of the descriptions felt rather like filler. (For example, listing the contents of her lunchbox item by item the moment she removed the lid instead of either cutting it or integrating the progression of her meal into the story.)

The narrator, Fleur Balavage, has a nice voice but seems slightly disengaged at points. She appears to struggle with some of the longer sentences and runs words together a little, either not enunciatiating clearly enough or doing so with a marked deliberation, almost like someone trying to conceal a regional accent.

I think, perhaps, that the narrator may not have a great deal of experience, or lacks familiarity with the genre and was thrown by the prospect of reading an erotic story. She did settle into her performance, but it was not the most natural reading at the start. I think Balavage has the potential to be quite good if she is given the opportunity to develop her skills and her confidence.

Speeding the playback up the tiniest bit to 1.10x improved the pace of the narration and helped it feel much less plodding at the points which had begun to do so. Once set to that speed her performance was enjoyable despite the initial awkwardness, and I would listen to her narrating books in the future.

In a surprising contrast to the previous story I listened to by Lucy Lofthouse, On Her High Horse, the first fifteen minutes of this hour-long audiobook are spent following Layla on her walk, and nothing raunchy happens for the first three-quarters of the story. I would therefore recommend it to people who prefer romantic stories more than to someone who hopes for steamy scenes throughout. It could be a good introduction to erotic fiction for anyone looking to dip into the genre for the first time, as there's an intimacy to listening to
sex-scenes which differs greatly to reading them, and this audiobook builds up to it gently.

*I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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  • FBooks
  • 07-29-22

Nice short read

Two people just meeting in circumstance that have them needing to stay together to stay safe. Close contact lead to a steamy night of passion.

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  • BellaReads
  • 09-21-21

A steamy, quick/short story. Enjoyed it!

Layla gets caught up by extreme weather conditions whilst hiking. This causes her to need to find shelter. She finds a small hut and realises she is not alone as Stuart, the ranger, is also stranded.

The story was fast paced and I loved the writing style. I very much enjoyed it.

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