REVIEW: “BEWARE OF GEEKS BEARING GIFTS” by Charlie Cochet

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TITLE: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gift
AUTHOR: Charlie Cochet
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Anne Cain
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
PRICE: $ 2,99 e-book on sales on Dreamspinner Press Store
LENGHT: 86 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 19th, 2015

 

BLURB:  Julian “Quinn” Quinetro, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.

 

lorraineThe more I read of Charlie Cochet, the more of a fan I become and this book was fanomial! (not sure if that’s a word?, but you get the sentiment).
It’s short, but delivers. It’s packed with all sorts of delightful goodies that makes it hard to pick the tastiest of morsel’s on offer, as to what was the best, so let’s begin with Quinn –
a big, ruggedly handsome Cuban SWAT officer. Out to his family/friends/team and grumpy! After a Op goes wrong, he ended up getting shot in his leg and is now convalescing at home – his mood is not improving!
Then we have the adorable Spencer (sighs…what a sweetie). Not what we would normally stereotype as a “geek”, but he is – in an alternative sort of way! He’s clever, runs his own Web, Design and Graphics Company, loves Comic Book hero’s and is kind of…awkward, but in a loveable way AND has a massive crush on our grumpy Quinn! They are neighbours, but Quinn barely acknowledges his existence. But, as I said, Spencer is clever, he has a plan to get Quinn to notice him. They say “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and as Spencer is a good cook, what could go wrong?
Well, it did go wrong! It has to be one of the most funniest scenes that I have read, it just cracked me up! Not going to do a spoiler here, you have to read this scene yourselves to appreciate the Authors’ genius in writing it!
Can loveable Spencer show grumpy Quinn that he is the man for him? and will the great supporting cast – all adding wonderful substance to the storyline, Quinn’s family (especially his mother, who could take on Fidel Castro and win!), Danny (Spencer’s best friend) and even Javier (in an odd sort of way) aid him in getting his man, or will they keep them apart? – read the book to find out.
I also have to mention the marvellous little quips scattered throughout the book, they were gems! My favourite being “… he could send a sloth running” – classic!
Maybe a little light on the sex department, but it was in keeping with the storyline, so it was good for me.
Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

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