Title: Why I Love Geeks (Why I love book 1), 2nd edition
Author: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher: T.A. Chase
Release Date: November 18,2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, mystery, murder, detective, scientist, humor
Page Count: 185 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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.
I fell in love with Herb from almost the moment he was introduced in this book. Yes there was the aspect of danger and the fact that as a scientist they came up with a serum to make people partially invisible that made this book interesting but I have to say I think that Herb is what makes this book.
Herb is highly intelligent. So much so he has two degress and he got them at a young age. But because of his intelligence and studying at the time he lacks social skills. The thing about Herb is he has no filter what so ever. Whatever pops into his head he says and most of the time it is very inappropriate. It that is the thing about Herb, he may say inappropriate things but he does not realize that it may be inappropriate. This is also a good thing too because what ever Herb is feeling or thinking comes out with complete honesty. So if he is hurt, or scared, or happy, or sad there is no guessing because Herb will say so. I think hat is one of the things that make him unique.
Most would think that Herb and Chuck would not be a good couple because Chuck is a detective and detectives take things seriously but it is just the opposite. Herb loosens Chuck up and Chuck lives how Herb speaks whatever is on his mind regardless of what it is. Which to be honest since they have been together has been mainly based around sex. And lord help anyone if the get offended easily because if Herb is thinking it, no matter where he might be he is going to say it.
With the investigation into a co workers of Herb’s death heating up so is the experiment that the co worker was working on. The closer Herb and Jessie get to fulfilling the experiment the closer the danger comes to them. Check has to work hard and fast to try and uncover who is behind the murder of Herb’s coworker so he and his partner can keep both Herb and Jessie safe. But with some of the information that was passed to them being false, Herb may be in more danger then they all suspected and Chuck has to try and get to Herb before it is too late and he loses him once and for all.
This book is on the side of being serious but with a character like Herb in it, it lightens the storyline up and makes this read so much more interesting. Even if I would not have liked the story I would have kept reading it if for no other reason then to see what the next outrageous thing Herb would say next. I really enjoyed this read and look forward to the next book in the series.