Tuesday, March 11, 2014

REVIEW: It's All Geek to Me by J.L. Merrow

Genre: M/M Romance
Release date: February 10, 2014
Rating: ****

Book Blurb: Jez is on a mission of mercy: to replace a tragically deceased comic book for his injured best mate, Tel. Venturing into the Hidden Asteroid bookstore in London—the temple of geekdom itself—Jez is bowled over by the guy behind the counter.

Rhys is the poster boy for hot geeks: tall, gorgeous, and totally cool. Jez is desperate to impress him, so he bluffs his way through comic book jargon . . . and then dashes back to the hospital to beg Tel to teach him how to speak Geek.

Tel’s happy to oblige, and Jez is over the moon when Rhys asks him out. He’s even more thrilled when they discover a shared love of rugby, something he won’t have to fake for Rhys. The question is, how long can Jez keep up the deception, and what will happen when Rhys realizes he’s going out with a Fake Geek Guy? (From Goodreads)


Let's start off with the fact that this book is British. I wasn't aware of this until I was into it a bit. It's hot reading in an accent.

Jez was a great character. He was cute, earnest and used to selling himself short. He didn't think a guy as attractive as Rhys would want anything to do with him. Rhys, however, was a quiet type who seemed very genuine...and not all that nerdy.

I was a little put off by the idea of lying to get someone to date you, but it wasn't anything important, like secret wife. I thought it was really adorable how Jez ran back to the hospital to ask Tel, his best mate, how to be a geek. It was so ridiculous it was cute.

Another plus for this story is that it was about getting to know each other personally first. A lot of short romance stories are all about sex, and though this one did have one such scene, it wasn't the main focus. They connected intellectually before that point which I loved.

I would recommend this read for geek lovers everywhere. Its cute, sexy and just plain adorable.

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