Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: P. L. Nunn
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/16/2007
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Aaron is a whiz with computers but horrible with people. Painfully shy, it’s sometimes all he can do to communicate when he’s face to face with anyone. The fact that he has unusually red hair and gorgeous green eyes only makes it worse because people don’t want him to hide.
But then he’s called upon to troubleshoot a problem with the laptop of Yoshiki Fukui, a big shot executive with his company. Ki is brash, outgoing and painfully handsome and just being in his presence makes Aaron all jittery.
When Ki asks Aaron to help him set up a state-of-the-art entertainment system in his new house, Aaron can’t resist the lure. Little does he suspect that Ki’s got more than just technical help in mind.
Note: Tech Support is a yaoi-inspired novella. As such, it contains material that may be offensive to some readers: male/male sexual practices.
I enjoyed this story a bit more than I expected. For all it’s tropiness and short length, the author really broke down the walls around my heart and sucked me into the romance. It is very hard for an author to overcome my dislike for insta-love but in this case, it was done with ease and without me even noticing the insta part at all.
I instantly connected with Aaron and his insecurities. In a lot of ways he reminded me of myself. His fear of people and his inability to handle crowds was well represented. I could feel his anxiety leap off the page. And as my connection to Aaron grew, I felt all his emotions right along with him. For as short as his time with Ki was, I shouldn’t have been so invested in their relationship making it, but I was. I shouldn’t have felt the love and devotion, but I did. And I shouldn’t have cried right along side Aaron as he floundered, but again I did. And I hated Ki for a bit for not seeing past Aaron’s insecurities sooner, because I didn’t like his method of “finding out” that he loved Aaron.
I thought the making up was a bit rushed and harsh but overall this story was rather well done for its short length and left me feeling warm and fuzzy. I will revisit this again in the future.
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