TITLE: Why I Love Waiters
Author: T. A. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: John Davidson and Health Kane
POV: 3rd Person
As 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 John can’t be gay, at least not out and proud in his unit, even with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repealed.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.
Why I Love Waiters is the third book in the Why I Love series. Like the first two books, this one is also in its second edition and by a new publisher. Fans of the first book are going to love this one, as it is about Chuck’s younger brother John.
John is back in the States and enjoying the down time his unit is having. Like his brother Chuck, John is one of those tough alpha males able to handle anything, until they meet their soul mate that is. He meets Heath at a small café where he is waiting on tables. He is instantly drawn to the younger man but knows that his life in the military is not conducive to having a love life, even with the repeal of DADT.
Heath works and lives with his grandmother, who raised him. He will do anything for her but once he meets John he wants the military man more than anything else. The attraction he feels for the other man is stronger than anything he has ever felt before, but having been in an abusive relationship, Heath is a little worried about starting anything with the much stronger man.
I like that John is willing to take things at a slow pace, giving Heath a chance to see that he can be trusted. Of course, that does not mean that these two do not heat up the pages of this story, because they do. While everyone may like a little sex in their romance books it is not the main focus of this book. Instead we get to see the relationship between John and Heath grow as the men get to know each other. Their relationship is not without issues however as both men have people in their lives causing problems for them.
There is a light side to this story due in large part to the secondary characters. Heath’s grandmother is a hum dinger. Some of the things that come out of her mouth will have you laughing. Then there is Herb. Chuck makes several appearances to give his brother a hand, and where Chuck is Herb is sure to follow. Those scenes had me laughing out loud and wait until you get to the sex shop scene. I am not sure who I felt sorrier for Chuck and John or Herb and Heath.
If you are thinking of trying M/M books I suggest giving Ms. Chase a try, starting with this series. You will find yourself easily drawn into the stories as all three are well written with wonderful characters. I cannot wait to see what the next story in this series will be and hope it will be out soon.
Reviewed by: Lydia
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