Title: By The Numbers (2nd Edition)
Authors: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 143
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When Nathaniel, aka Deuce, arrives home to an apartment building on fire, he can only think of one thing: his pregnant dog. Luckily firefighter Trey Donovan rescues her, and Nathaniel is exceedingly grateful. In fact, he tracks down Trey’s station so he can show his gratitude properly—and explore the connection he senses between them. Trey’s interested, but a less-than-friendly ex-wife and the seven-year-old daughter he’s raising make things… complicated. Between everything on Trey’s plate and the newborn puppies Deuce must care for—while homeless—finding common ground won’t be easy. But the spark of attraction between them is too enticing to be allowed to fizzle.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.
This is a quick and dirty review of the 2nd edition because this was the third time I’ve read this. I LOVE this book and am SO glad it has been re-published for newcomers to the M/M romance genere.
It’s a pretty simple tale of boy saves boy’s dog from a fire, boy falls in love with boy, boy falls in love with boy’s daughter, all while trying deal with a bitchy ex-wife with a grudge. Deuce and Trey are the perfect M/M romance heroes. Sweet, kind, mature, fucking sexy as all get-out, loving. You can’t NOT fall for these two boys. They will have you swooning and sighing with glee.
Highly recommended for all M/M romance lovers.