Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts (Ariel’s Review)

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Title: Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 68
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.


Can a skinny, Jersey boy Geek find love with a macho, Cuban Swat man?

Quinn, as part of a SWAT team, gets shot in the leg. He’s now home for a few months recovering. Spencer, who lives in the apartment next door, works from home and loves to cook and make his caramel covered brownies. He has seen Quinn on TV and decides to go over there with his brownies and to see if he can offer any kind of help. This leads to Spencer going over there often with dinner and dessert and to hang out with Quinn. Quinn’s family comes over and then Quinn’s fellow officers come over. In the end, Quinn and Spencer have their happily ever after.

This is a great short story. So much goodness and fulfillment wrapped up in a little story you can read in a few hours. Reminds me of a Lindor Truffle.

It has many turns so you don’t know what’s going to happen next. I love that, because it really keeps you on the edge of your seat, but not for too long.

A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Spencer is able to get close to Quinn through his love of cooking. As a cook myself, that’s encouraging. Quinn was a grumpy bear, due to his injury, but through his developing love of Spencer’s cooking he also started developing feelings for Spencer.

I love Spencer. He is a funny and complex character. He is so full of life and energy and a mouth on him. He tells it like it is, but with a funny twist. Cracks me up. I loved his one-liners and conversations with his best friend Danny. It was so entertaining to read.

The flow of this book was perfect. The ending was short, but it’s a short story. I wish it was longer. I loved this book.

I do highly recommend this book. If you want an entertaining, two hour short story to read, this is the book for you. I guarantee you will love it. This author is awesome, and every book I’ve read is beyond great and super entertaining. You won’t be sorry.

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Galley copy of Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

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