Thursday, May 22, 2014

Get What You Need

Author: Jeanette Grey
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-228-1
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph
Release date 7-15-2014

Greg has worked hard to get where he is but while working towards his Ph.D., his personal life has fallen by the wayside.  Although Greg has become an expert at ignoring his needs, he never thought the addition of a new roommate, Marsh, would send everything into a tailspin.

Get What You Need is a new book by author Jeanette Grey.  The story pulled me in right away and I found myself drawn to both main characters.  The young men have a lot in common.  Both come from similar backgrounds and have had to work hard to get where they are.  Yet, both men are also different in many ways.  Greg is working on his Ph.D. and he’s smart enough that others run to him for help.  He also sees himself as a boring geek who has trouble maintaining a relationship.  Marsh is an undergrad struggling to pass his classes.  The fact that he is a jock helps with some of the expenses, but not enough to cover things when his father stops paying after finding Marsh with another man.  He’s a hunk and Greg cannot imagine someone like Marsh being interested in anything other than a “friends with benefits” relationship with a geek like him. 

These two men are just what the other needs in their lives, but both men have been hurt before and are afraid of being hurt again.  While I could understand why they felt the way they did, there were many times during the course of the book that I want to smack them and make them get their act together.  As for chemistry, these two have a lot of it.  When they get together they really heat up the pages. 

I wondered how the author would bring these two together for their happily ever after without making it feel forced.  It is with the help of the many secondary characters in the book that the author finds the way to let these two acknowledge their feelings.  I loved the introduction of Greg’s parents and the way they were with both the young men.  

Get What You Need is a well written story, one that will have me looking for more books by this author.  

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