Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Bombs and Guacamole
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Heroes: Dusty Lowry/Nate Miller
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 214 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: ER doctor Dusty Lowry grew up in a conservative rural Texas family that has never quite forgiven him for staying in New Mexico after his stint in the Army. Paramedic Nate Miller, Dusty’s best friend since their early Army days, has a hippie momma, a tiny apartment, and is in lust with his buddy. When their other Army friend, Kyle, gets married, they start thinking about settling down. In fact, they both know what they want: each other. Too bad they’ve never shared that goofy little fact.
A trip to visit Dusty’s family in Texas changes everything, and Dusty and Nate aren’t sure where to go from there. Good thing they’re smart guys, and between a series of bombings that target first responders, their friend Kyle’s wife getting pregnant, and more than one bowl of guacamole, they begin to figure out how to have a relationship.
But as the bombings get closer to home, Nate and Dusty must navigate love and commitment before they lose their chance.
Review: This is a pretty low angst book about two guys who’ve been friends forever being pushed into really thinking about their lives and deciding that life is too short to be a coward where love’s concerned.
First, they see their best bud get married and that emphasizes their desire to find that “special someone” for themselves. Then, a mad bomber begins targeting first responders (of which they are both) and that really hammers in the point.
Though neither guy is apparently “gay,” they’ve always been attracted to one another and there’s hardly a blip about “changing sides” other than a brief wrinkle concerning Dusty’s ultra-religious family.
In comparison to other books by the author, it’s fairly low steam, but high on sweet.
After a bit of alcohol one night, they begin to explore a sexual nature to their friendship and pretty much never look back.
I think that fans of the author will find this is a laid-back, easy to fall into love story with mostly external hurdles to overcome. If you’re new to the author, you can expect a lot of “real” people doing “real things” like eating and snuggling and lots of babes and sweethearts and feelings.
It was a sweet book and I enjoyed it.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*