The Applicant by Aidee Ladnier ~ Book Review by Queue

Title: The Applicant
Series: Busted Labs, Bk 1

Author: Aidee Ladnier

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/11/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.

Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.

If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.

My View:

OMG this was such an enjoyable read.

Oliver Lennox travels back in time to help his lover Forbes Pohle. Well, Forbes isn’t his lover yet. He will be, just in the future. Actually, in the past too.

Yeah, time travel can be confusing but it works well here. Oliver has come back to a pivotal point in Forbes’ life so he can direct him to (and away from) certain people.

More than helping with Forbes’ career, Oliver is also there to have an effect on Forbes’ love life. There are direct reasons for that which becomes clear when Oliver returns to the future.

This is a sweet love story and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.


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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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