Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: Why I Love The Geeks
SERIES: Why I Love # 1
AUTHOR: T. A. Chase
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 Pages
Release Date: November 18, 2016
A Why I Love…. Novel
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.
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2011.
So, this book was just so damn cute that I sped through it and it was giggling away. I have to say that the character names gave me pause for a few moments, but overall…this book was just what I needed.
Chuck…I have to say that I really enjoyed his character. Chuck is the police detective and he’s just Amazing. I love that he’s got this family of overachievers and yet…he’s an everyday kind of guy. He’s smart, funny, kind and loves his family. Boy, does he love his family. He’s this hardnosed cop and yet for his family…especially the females in his family…he’s this HUGE Teddy Bear. I really liked that he saw beyond Herb’s looks to find this really wonderfully sweet guy underneath. Chuck thinks of himself as not as smart as his family…yet, I thought he’s just as intelligent as the rest. It takes loads of smarts to become a successful detective. Chuck is the kind of guy that you’d just love to be around.
Herb…I have to say that he’s one of the best characters that I’ve seen in a long while. I love the fact that this character was just so damn sweet and kind and so freaking loving. I really loved how whatever he thought just came blurting out of his mouth. He had me in tears at some of his observations. I really enjoyed that this character was not only brilliant, but he was so damn normal and very down to earth. He was also a character I would love to hang out with so that I could just hear him say what he was thinking and KNOW without a shadow of a doubt what thinking. I really appreciate that in a person and I really liked that in a MC.
I have to say that the mystery surrounding this story was actually really well done and that I really enjoyed watching it all play out. To actually be caught off guard and was actually one of the best parts of the story for me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good strong romance, but when I read a good mystery/suspense story….I’m so down!!
The sexy times in this story were HOT and very well done. There was a fair amount of sexy times in the book yet, it didn’t overwhelm the story and I have to say that I really like that. They were in fact sweet and sexy at the same time and I have to say that I really liked that the author gave you the chance to see it.
This story was a very instalove thing going on but, I have to say that this didn’t bother me. I liked that these characters knew who they were and what they felt for each other and they decided to go there with each other. Sometimes, you just have to go on faith and I have to say that I couldn’t imagine one without the other.
If you want a sweet, lovely, easy read on a Sunday afternoon…this is the story for you.