Rating: 4 stars out of 5
New York City Homicide Detective Chuck Davidson is a guy’s guy. He likes sports, beer, and classic cars—fancy gadgets, not so much. When yet another high-tech phone goes on the fritz, he knows he needs help, and he meets a man who loves technology as much as he hates it—cute but awkward biochemist Herbert Pommerset.
Herb’s never been with a man—not even on a date. He hides behind his research, daydreaming about what it might be like to find someone special. A malfunctioning phone causes his path to cross with a sexy older detective, and Herb wishes he’d spent less time studying science and more learning how to flirt, because he can think of some experiments he’d like to conduct with Chuck. None of his considerable intelligence is helping him express his desires to the other man.
Just when it seems they might overcome their differences, Herb’s research puts him in danger. He’s made a discovery that could cost him his life, and Chuck must use his very different talents to rescue the geek he’s coming to love.
This was a wonderfully sweet story. Herb and Chuck are both adorable in their own ways. Herb has never has a date and has a severe case of verbal diarrhea, that can be a bit intrusive and absolutely hilarious. Chuck is a bit jaded by his life as a homicide detective, but has never had someone who wanted to stay around once they found out how much his job can take him away.
They are both attracted to each other when they initially meet; however they don’t exchange names in their short interaction, but it takes some interference and planning from Chuck’s sister, Jesse, who happens to work with Chuck. A nice coincidence, don’t you think. When she gets them face to face again it is impossible to deny their chemistry. When Chuck’s job brings him to the lab that Herb and Jesse work at he is willing to pull out all the stops to protect them.
Herb is so adorably sweet and continues to just hope that Chuck may want him for more than one night. He needs a bit of grounding and reassurance, but is willing to jump head first into his first (and hopefully only) relationship. Chuck has a bit of trouble understanding his immediate feelings for Herb, but doesn’t let that stand in the way of making it work. They are both so different, but still a bit broken and lonely on the inside that they connect perfectly, maybe a little too perfect at times, but that is okay with me.
Cover art by Anne Cain is wonderful and gives us a great visuals of the characters..
ebook, 200 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, November 18, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English