Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Where Nerves End
Author: L.A. Witt
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Series: Tucker Springs #1
Heroes: Jason Davis/Michael Whitman
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 55 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 20, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jason Davis can handle a breakup. And an overwhelming mortgage. And a struggling business. And the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night thanks to a shoulder injury. But all of it at once? Not so much. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, Jason takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.
Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad struggling to make ends meet. When a mutual friend refers Jason as a patient, and Jason suggests a roommate arrangement to alleviate their respective financial strains, Michael jumps at the opportunity.
But Jason soon finds himself regretting it—he’s too damn attracted to Michael, and living with him is harder than he thought it’d be. In fact, the temptation to act on his feelings would almost be too much if not for the fact that Michael is straight. Or at least, that’s what their mutual friend claims.
Review – Book: Susan reviewed the book here.
I think I mostly agree with her assessment but with a couple additional thoughts.
First, as a trained acupuncturist, I loved that a book explored this modality. It’s a wonderful way to alleviate pain and other ailments and anything that can broaden the use of acupuncture in our culture is a great idea!
Second, I didn’t like the way the story unfolded as much between the two MCs. Michael annoyed me a lot of the time, and I found myself frustrated by him and felt bad for how he treated Jason.
Third, the HFN ending didn’t sit well with me… maybe a little epilogue later in life would have made me feel better about these guys as a long term couple.
That being said, it was a good book and I’d give it 3 of 5 stars.
Review – Audio Book: Iggy Toma is a fantastic narrator who always makes listening to books enjoyable. His voice is easy to like and he does emotion and pacing well. He doesn’t do a lot of big changes in character voices, but it was never unclear who was speaking.
I think listening to this is a great way to enjoy this book and give the narration 4 of 5 stars.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*