Puzzle Me This (Kirstin’s A’s Review)

Title: Puzzle Me This (Second Edition)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 6, 2019
Genre(s): Gay Romance, Physically Disability
Page Count: 223
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Rating: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Luke Schumaker designs computer games, working from his home. Every day he walks his dog in the woods nearby, never suspecting that someone who is completely smitten is watching.

The watcher is Alex Shaw, and he too works from home, designing logic and crossword puzzles. Alex’s options are limited: he’s too shy to approach Luke and his wheelchair won’t let him follow into the woods. His solution? Secret messages for Luke in the crosswords he writes for the local paper.

When Luke decodes them, romance begins, but then they face greater puzzles, like Alex’s interfering sister and what commitment to a man in a wheelchair really takes. And, most puzzling of all, how do you know if love is real?

Second Edition: The new edition coming out Sept 6, 2019 has an additional 12,000 words plus an overall rewrite. It will be available in paperback for the first time as well as in ebook.

Soooooo cute!

This had two of my favorite things… Geeks and a handicapped MC. There’s just something so tender and insightful when reading a story about vulnerability.

With it’s super dorky, yet highly adorable meet-cute, this story had me from the start. It was quick witted and the snarky banter was priceless.

Both MC’s were different, yet similar. Both had issues, hangups, family, etc. Yet, they were perfect for each other in so many ways.

Definitely worth the read for a quick, effortless romance to brighten your day.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday