Title: Why I Love Geeks
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: T.A. Chase
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.
Why I Love Geeks is the first book in the Why I Love series. Fans of this author should note that this book has been published before by another publisher.
Why I Love Geeks is a great story that fans of the author, and those new to her, will love. The main characters easily grab the reader’s attention from the beginning. Herb is a scientist who has no social skills what’s so ever. He also has no filter between his brain and his mouth which means that whatever is on his mind comes out and not always at the right time. This cracked me up more than once. I loved when he would talk about his and Chuck’s sex life with Chuck’s family or when he would talk about Burke and McKinley (these two get their own story in Why I Love Bodyguards).
Chuck is a police detective. He’s older than Herb and while openly gay, has had a hard time finding the man of his dreams, due to his job. His problems with technology, especially cells phones, is what initially brings Chuck and Herb together. Later the two come face to face when Herb is invited to family dinner by Chuck’s sister, who just happens to work with Herb.
The chemistry between these two is intense from the beginning. From the moment, they are introduced to each other at Chuck’s family home, he becomes protective of the younger man and can’t wait to get him in bed. As for Herb, the first moment he gets the chance he climbs Chuck like a tree. Both men crave the relationship that is forming between them and are protective of what they have. This does not mean there are no problems.
Chuck finds himself investigating a murder that leads to Herb’s door. And Herb ends up taking chances on a lab experiment that could have lasting effects. Both these things are connected and will leave the reader wondering what is going on. The mystery has enough twists and turns to leave the reader surprised and turning the pages.
This is a series that is sure to bring the author many new fans. If you have not yet read Why I Love Geeks, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy. You will not be disappointed.
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