An Alisa Release Day Review: Why I Love Waiters (Why I Love… #2) by T.A. Chase


Rating:  4 stars out of 5


whyilovewaiters-prAs a member of a covert military unit, John Davidson isn’t scared of much. Yet one look into Heath Kane’s dark blue eyes and he knows a different kind of fear for the first time. John can’t be gay, at least not out and proud in his unit, even with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed. He’s never been interested enough in any man to risk the fallout.


Heath’s hometown wasn’t the best place for a gay kid to grow up, but his grandmother did her darnedest to make it good for him. Now he’s paying her back for all her love. She’s getting older and needs help, so he returns home to wait tables at the Corner Café while taking online courses to get his degree. Even though the Army base provides him with a lot of buff eye candy, he knows it’s best to keep his head down.


Neither Heath nor John can deny their attraction, and John’s finally willing to act on their mutual interest. But holding on to each other will mean big changes in both their lives.


This was another wonderful sweet story.  John has stayed in the closet due to his military career.  He has been admiring Heath from a distance and knows he can’t do it for much longer.  Heath has been admiring John right back, but fear from past experience and living in his hometown has kept him from making any advances.


John and Heath can’t deny their chemistry once they get the chance to be together.  Heath is so adorable and can begin to ramble when he’s nervous or pretty much just anytime and John can’t help but find him more endearing because of it.  John and Heath pretty much jump right in once they decide to take plunge into dating, but still take the time to learn more about each other.


Heath continues to hope that he won’t be hurt again by someone he decides to put his trust in and John has a pretty stable head on his shoulders which helps to counteract some of Heath’s more flighty qualities.  Seeing them work through their issues and John having to make a life changing decision on if he wants to stay in the military is nice and helps connect with the characters and keep them down to earth.  I loved seeing Chuck and Herb again when they came to visit and at the end.


Cover art by Anne Cain is great and I love the visuals of the characters.


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Book Details:

ebook, 149 pages

Published: 2nd Edition, March 3, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 9781635333459

Edition Language: English

Series: Why I Love…

Why I Love Series is Back with Why I Love Waiters (Why I Love… #2) by T.A. Chase (guest blog)



Why I Love Waiters (Why I Love… #2) by T.A. Chase
reamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain


Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to host T.A. Chase today sharing thoughts on her novel, Why I  Love Waiters.

Welcome, T.A.!


Hello! T.A. Chase here and I’m happy to be a guest blogger here today. Some of you might know this already, but I write gay romance. I’m supposed to be talking about the re-release of my book, Why I Love Waiters, available at Dreamspinner Press. It’s the second in my Why I Love series.

When I first wrote Waiters, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell had just been repealed and John was struggling with what it meant to live as an openly gay soldier. He’d been admiring Heath from afar and really had to make the decision of whether he was going to go after what he wanted or stay hidden until he got out of the military.

Now we do know that most people who serve in our military—and anywhere really—don’t care what sex the person you love is. Love is love and it’s important to accept it for that very reason. But there are people who can’t see beyond the sex of the significant other and John knew that.

In the military, there is

Author Bio:

T.A. Chase lives in the Midwest with her neurotic but still wonderful senior cat. She believes there is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates T.A., and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how she shares those insights. When not writing, she’s watching movies and reading. She’s also a part of a line-dancing group that takes over a bar on Tuesday nights and entertains at assisted living homes. It’s all about living life to the fullest.


She loves hearing from fans. But don’t be too upset if she doesn’t get back to you right away. Life has a way of making her lose track of days and hours. Don’t worry, though. You will hear back at some point. 

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