Friday, October 21, 2011

By the Numbers

Title: By the Numbers
Author: Chris Owen and Tory Temple
Publisher: Torquere Books
ISBN: 978-1-61040-563-8
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Nathaniel is just about home when he realizes the area is overrun by cops and firefighters.  When he finds out that it is his apartment complex that is on fire, he fears for his pregnant dog, Q.  Thankfully, hunky firefighter Trey is there to save the day. 

Chris Owen and Tory Temple are wonderful authors in their own right, but pair them together and they are outstanding.  I loved By the Numbers from the very beginning.  Nathaniel, aka Deuce, is one of those characters that readers will fall for from the start.  His positive attitude about life never seems to flag, regardless of the troubles he faces.  The instant connection between him and Trey is evident from their very first meeting.  To say they soon burn up the pages of the story is an understatement. 

There are several secondary characters that help round out the story.  Some readers have met before and others, at times, steal the scene.  Then there is Trey’s ex, whom readers are sure to dislike from the get-go.  Yet, if you are looking for a great story then pick up By the Numbers, you won’t be disappointed.

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