Author: Jamie Urban
Publisher: Liquid Silver
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Lifeguard Drew Lynch is between girlfriends and oddly enchanted by sweet, awkward Griffin. Secretly bi-curious, but never enough to act on his same sex interests, Drew seeks Griffin out, drawn to the guy in a way he’s never been to anyone before.
The more time Griffin spends with Drew, the more he likes the man behind the outgoing lifeguard persona. And with each day Drew shares with Griffin, his sexual curiosity about men, and Griffin in particular, ignites a little more.
Both men notice each other and like what they see, but each is skittish about rocking the boat. Can this lifeguard and geek let go of their fears enough to reveal their deepest secrets and desires? Do Griffin and Drew dare risk their friendship for a shot at true love?
The Lifeguard and the Geek by Jamie Urban was a cute story of two men who have never been with another man. The author spent the majority of this story developing the friendship and the connection between these two men. Yes, it was lust at first sight, but the characters did not just jump into bed ASAP. It was a slow workup as neither knew for sure if the other was gay or interested. For such a short work, there was surprisingly more character growth that I expected. It was fun to watch the men pine for each other in secret not knowing that the other felt the same. It was fun to watch them defend and support each other and how everyone around them saw what they didn’t.
There was very little angst and once they got together the love story was sweet. The men fit each other well. The first time they had sex, it was a bit too perfect for two men who had supposedly not ever been with any together men, but I could easily overlook that for the love story. The ending was fabulous. What Drew did for Griffin was so nerdy and romantic it left me feeling wonderful. It definitely increased my rating on this story because it was just so perfectly unexpected yet so right.
I enjoyed this story. I wish there would have been more instead of the large off page time lapses, but it was still a good read.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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