Getting Him Back by K.A. Mitchell ~ Book Review by Queue

GettingTitle: Getting Him Back

Author: K.A. Mitchell

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/15/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult


Ethan may have followed his high school sweetheart to college only to get dumped his first day there, but he’s not going to let that stop him from exploring all his new life has to offer. Sex-only hookups, his photography, new friends and a campus-wide game of zombies vs humans all help keep his mind off his broken heart and move him toward building a new, better life without his ex.

And then there’s Wyatt. Mysterious, grouchy—hot. And possibly not gay. But Ethan’s not going to let that stand in the way of figuring out what makes Wyatt tick. New college goal? Get Wyatt into bed and into Ethan’s life.

Step one: arrange a “tutoring” date. Step two: “accidentally” bump into Wyatt as often as possible. Step three: explore the sexy body under that ever-present hoodie. And when their friendship deepens into something neither of them expect, convince Wyatt he’s not just a pity fling or a one-time hookup, but that Ethan is in it for the long haul.

My View:

I generally love everything K.A. Mitchell writes and this was no exception there it was a stark departure from her more recent books, especially the Baltimore series. Getting Him Back is a new adult book with a sweet and lovable couple and a refreshing storyline free of deep angst.

Ethan is crushed when his high school boyfriend, Blake, dumps him on his first day of college. He’s heartbroken but decides not to let it ruin his life. He has some fun but eventually decides he wants Blake back. I wasn’t sure why because Blake was a Grade-A asshat but not unlike many men I was with in my younger days.

In Ethan’s pursuit of his ex he becomes friends with Blake’s roommate, Wyatt. Well, friends might not be the best word. At first Ethan is using Wyatt to get closer to Blake and I was worried the story was going to be cliché with the worn out trope of a college kid using tutoring to near someone. However, Wyatt quickly calls Ethan on his shit and is angry he was being used.

Ethan and Wyatt are perfectly suited for each other from the start. Ethan is intelligent and humorous and at times a little stupid, but what college kid isn’t dumb at times. He was a well-conceived and well-written character and his voice was a strong one. I was absorbed in his life from page one.

The back and forth between Ethan and Wyatt is perfect with each one making realistic mistakes before coming together. The struggles these two went through felt completely real. They felt like college kids, never sounding more than their actual age. Kudos to Ms. Mitchell for capturing their voices perfectly.

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Getting Him Back on Goodreads
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Amazon UK
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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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