Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
Author: Charlie Cochet and Michael Stellman (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: November 17th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
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.
Michael Stellman delivers a sweet performance of this cute novella.
When Miami SWAT officer Julian “Quinn” Quintero is shot in the line of duty during a raid he’s laid up out of work until he heals up. When his brother in law tries to drop off a prescription but can’t get Quinn to open his door, he ends up leaving the medicine with Quinn’s next door neighbor, Spencer Morgan.
Spencer has noticed the hot officer and his 8-pack for over a year, but, unfortunately Quinn’s never noticed him. Until now. When hot officer and computer geek meet it’s a humorously epic disaster. When Spencer returns to Quinn to apologize, and help out, the two begin spending time together and getting to know one another.
For those looking for some hot sexy times, there’s nothing spicy happening until the end, but it’s really fluid the way it happens. I liked that their relationship grew and developed naturally. The only complaints I have is I wish the last third of the story didn’t feel so rushed, and I didn’t buy that Spencer would have been so naïve with the stunt Javier pulls at the end.
That aside, I enjoyed this – it was cute and sweet with a little heat at the end. I just would have enjoyed a little more heat, if you know what I’m sayin’.
As for the narration Stellman does a good job, but not stellar in the accent area. I may be biased having been raised in Miami, but his Cuban accent needs a lot of work.
It’s fluffy and low angst and I would definitely recommend it for a quick listen on a commute.