Sunday, March 20, 2011

Why I Love Geeks

Title: Why I Love Geeks
Author: T. A. Chase
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-61124-075-7
Genre: {M/M} Romantic Comedy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Homicide detective Charles Davidson has an aversion to electronics; he does not even know how to answer his new cell phone. Annoyed by the constant beeping, Chuck decides to pitch the phone into the city traffic. Before Chuck can accomplish that feat, Herbert Pommerest rushes to the cell phone’s rescue. Chuck and Herb are immediately attracted to each other. All too soon, Chuck’s current homicide case places Herb in danger from a coldblooded killer.

Why I Love Geeks is a superb comedy, intermingled with suspense. The setting is New York City. The intimate scenes are incredible. The characters are believable. Chuck is easy-going with a positive personality. He is the eldest of seven children, as well as the only third-generation New York City policeman in his family. Chuck has common sense intelligence, rather than book intellect. However, he is comfortable with his own self worth; Chuck is not demoralized by Herb’s genius. Openly gay, Chuck has an excellent rapport with his whole family, who is thrilled to see Chuck in love.

Herb is a lonely, brilliant biochemist with a tongue that bypasses the “think before you speak” brain function. Herb was raised in an academic environment and is lacking the usual dating experiences. Chuck and Herb exhibit love, plus respect in their relationship, treating each other as equals. The story also touches on Chuck’s youngest brother, who is in the military restricted by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. I got the impression a sequel may be in the works.

T. A. Chase has created a hilarious saga with exceptionally loveable characters, an exciting mystery plot that I found fascinating, in addition to being thoroughly enjoyable.

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