Title: The Spencer Cohen Series (The Spencer Cohen Series #1)
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: BlueHeart Press
Release Date: February 18th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 2049 Kindle Locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client’s ex realise one of two things: he doesn’t want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.
The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer’s client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer’s work was done.
Andrew Landon’s ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can’t stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew’s dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew’s new boyfriend to get the ex back.
For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications.
Even a blind man could see how this would end.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big NR Walker fan and this story further cements my reasons for loving her. She always sucks me into her stories and find myself shocked and sad when I reach the end. I do admit to being nervous about this book once I realized the plot consisted of the “pretend boyfriend” trope but in typical NR Walker form, she handled it beautifully. Andrew has recently been dumped by his significant other with no explanation as to why thus Spencer is hired to “help” his boyfriend realize the error of his decision. What they didn’t foresee is how perfect they would be for each other.
“You know why I do?” I asked, looking at her. My words were thick with tears. “Emotional detachment. Distance and separation.”
·Spencer, the complexity of his character is evident throughout and we are only given glimpses of why he does what he does but are never given answers. What we are shown are his kind nature and a tender heart that is still broken.
· Andrew, is shy and doesn’t know his worth but as him and Spencer get to know each other we saw a funny and talented man.
·And then Spencer and Andrew together- just magical. They were fun and adorable.
·Just as with every NR book the flow of the story is effortless.This novella is paced perfectly.
·The secondary characters were great. They added to the story without overtaking it.
·The ex-boyfriend was always there but never became the focal point. That plot line wasn’t drawn out nor made over the top.
·The sexual tension. Although there’s no nookie, the tension between Spencer and Andrew was palpable and makes me all the more eager for the next installment.
The end is a tentative HFN but, at least, the wait for the second part of their journey won’t be too long. NR is awesome about releasing all the books in a series close together.
This author has once again taken me on an emotional, heartwarming journey, and I CAN. NOT wait for books 2 & 3. N.R has once again taken me to my happyreading place. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.