Title: Moving Mountains
Author: Freddy MacKay
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: George Sanders, Max Flint
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
George Sanders threw himself into his research trying to bury his broken heart. The past week out in the field gathering research for his doctorate thesis hasn’t gone any better than the previous six months. The only positive is the company of his friend, and lab assistant, Max Flint. Max’s behavior has become erratic and their conversations awkward and stilted. When Max kisses him and asks for more, George isn’t sure he can handle his advances, especially if Max is leaving for another university. Can George figure out what’s happening before it’s too late and Max leaves him for good? Or will the past keep him from seeing what’s been right in front of him for the last four years?
This is the first book I’ve read by Freddy Mackay and it definitely won’t be my last! I loved her ability to grip this reader into the lives of her uniquely written characters. Her descriptive storytelling ablitity allowed me to feel like I was there witnessing these two fun characters dance around the fact that they were attracted to each other. I love a sexy nerdy hero, and Ms. MacKay gave me that and much more!
Since the blurb does an excellent job of describing the book, I won’t rehash it. What I did like about the book was how clueless George was. In many ways, George is in complete control of his life. He’s a brilliant scientist and in that area, is very confident with his work. It’s the other aspects in his life that George is truly clueless. He has akward social skills and seems to fumble through anything that really doesn’t apply to science. Even the one previous relationship he had with a co-scientist was a disaster, with his ex-lover putting his own work in front of George’s needs.
One person that George has learned to rely on his is assistant Max. Although Max is extremely intelligent, he’s not bogged down with social difficulties like George is. George really cares about Max, but is confused by his sexual attraction to the sexy man. Even when Max makes a move on George, the nerdy scientist is absolutely clueless as to what to do about it. He misreads Max’s intentions and can’t believe that someone as sweet and sexy as Max is could really be attracted to a bumbling, scientist like himself.
I really liked George and Max together. They work well as a team together. I think there was an interesting balance that formed between them, and in many ways they brought out the best in each other. Watching George fumble through his attraction to Max was fun, as well as watching Max become determined to win his man. In the end, I loved how George finally allowed himself to believe that the relationship between them was a beautiful one and how he became determined to keep Max in both his personal and professional life.
I also liked the slower pacing of the book. Max and George really do take some baby steps at starting something meaningful together. The book read slow and easy just like molasses on a cool day. You might have to wait a little for them to come together, but the reward is very great when they do. I enjoyed Ms. MacKay’s characterization and knowledge about George’s thesis and enjoyed her easy style of writing. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi