Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Loving an Absentminded Astrophysicist

Author: TN Tarrant
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632164773
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary        
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Liam is a renowned astrophysicist.  His extreme intelligence, as well as some issues left over from an abusive childhood, make it hard for him to click with those around him.  It also causes a lot of low self-esteem.  Jareth is a tough ex-military man who is trying to get over the loss of his husband.  The two men have nothing in common, yet neither can stay away from the other.

Loving an Absentminded Astrophysicist is a fun read that pulls the reader in from the first page.  Liam is your typical geek.  He’s mind is focused on his work to the point that he is known to walk into walls.  He is a lovable character and one that readers will fall in love with.  Jareth is the new head of security for the facility where Liam works.  From the beginning, he is drawn to the younger man.   These two meet as a result of some tense moments and pretty much stay together from that point on.  Their relationship isn’t without problems however. 

The author brings in all sorts of twists and turns that keep the story hopping.  There are also many secondary characters that help move Loving an Absentminded Astrophysicist along.  There is also a twist in the way the book is put together.  The first half of this story centers on introducing the men to each other as well as the readers.  This is followed up with a small interlude centered on Empress and her daughter, the couple’s cats.  It finishes with more on Liam and Jareth.

Several years have passed since the beginning of the book and the men are now married and trying to adopt.  But their past and present collide, making things harder than what they hoped.  This second part of the men’s story is just as entertaining as the first half.  There are several little twists that make you wonder if their dreams of having a family will ever come true.  There are also moments that will have the readers near tears, so you may want to have the Kleenex handy.

This book has been published before and, other than a change in publisher, there is no noticeable change in the story.

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