Title: Why I Love Geeks (Why I Love… #1)
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 18th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance / Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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.
Overall it was cute, but in a somewhat awkward way. It was very heavy on the insta-love between Herb and Chuck, but I can’t say that I felt like the romance was really supported.
Told from both Chuck and Herb’s POV, this is a sweet romance with some mystery, a lot of sexy times, some humor and a lot of awkward cuteness.
I kept trying to figure out how old Chuck is – Herb is twenty-seven but has the emotionally maturity of a thirteen year old, but maybe not even that old, because even teenagers develop a filter to not openly talk about sex so much in front of parents, family, bosses, and colleagues. I just wished I knew the age gap between them.
I did like the fact that Chuck bemoaned having a partner who understood his job would mean sometimes having to run out in the middle of the night, or getting called in on holidays and birthdays, but Herb just plainly didn’t have a problem with it, and with Herb’s odd hours and his penchant for getting lost in his work it seemed like they’d work out in the long run in that respect.
Overall, the mystery was okay, I loved the family interactions, how well Chuck and his police partner Petrovic got along, and I’m looking forward to getting little brother John’s story.