Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
Author: Charlie Cochet
Heroes: Quinn & Spencer
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 86 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Julian “Quinn” Quinetro, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.
Spencer’s lived next door to the sexy SWAT officer for a year and silently crushed on the man the whole time. When Quinn gets injured, Spencer’s best friend helps him find the courage to give Quinn a little homemade comfort. Before they realize it, Spencer’s swooped into Quinn’s life, providing him meals and introducing him to a world of popular movies. With a little TLC, Spencer might just be able to act on the crush he’s had but when one of Quinn’s friend gets in the middle, will their fledgling relationship withstand the consequences?
Spencer made this story for me. I absolutely adored him as a character. The shy, sweet, clumsy but also endearing character. I loved that sometimes he couldn’t control himself around Quinn and how Quinn made him so flustered at first. I liked Quinn and I liked how he was so agreeable to having Spencer keep him company while he was recovering. And I also really liked that they didn’t just jump into anything, they built a friendship which then turned into an attraction for Quinn.
I really loved this book but I had an issue with Quinn. For someone who’s so attentive and aware of his surroundings because he’s such an intense SWAT agent…. why did he never notice that Spencer was his neighbor? I didn’t much care that he wasn’t attracted to Spencer at first but not even knowing who the guy was when they’ve been riding the elevator together for a year?? I found that insulting and not up to the standards of what a SWAT member should be. Add to that, I found the ending a little bit of a stretch. If I didn’t like someone, I sure would not take their word when it came to doing something embarrassing and humiliating so I found it odd that Spencer would.
In the end, I really liked the book. It was sweet and adorable and I loved the slow development of being friends then lovers. I wished it had been longer and much more fleshed out but as it were, I really enjoyed Quinn and Spencer’s story. I hope it’s not the last we see of them and definitely hope there’s a sequel to come, I just love Quinn’s family and friends!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*