Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek

R. Cooper
Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
October 2013
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Former soldier Octavio "Tavio" Reyes works as a barista, a favorite with the customers—especially Tommy O'Shaughnessy. An avowed geek, Tommy comes in daily to flirt, usually under the guise of Trekkie talk. Tavio hesitates; now that he's out of the army, he's not sure how out he should be, or whether to take his chances on a geek devoted to sci-fi and comic books. But when Tommy compares him to an unemotional Vulcan, Tavio finally considers dating an out-and-proud nerd. Then Tommy surprises him again and introduces him to his daughter, whom Tommy loves even more than Star Trek or Tavio. Now Tavio has a whole new decision to make: Is he ready to romance a family man?

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Nov 15, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
115 people found the following review helpful
That is one great title and one great cover!

Tavio works at the local coffee shop and one of his regulars, Tommy, finally asks him out after lots and lots of constant flirting. And that's about it…

Though the title and cover were great, I never felt any sort of connection with the characters. Especially not Tavio. I love the strong, silent type, but he was too silent. As in, he said maybe 5 sentences and I'm not even sure I'd classify what he said as sentences. There was just no personality. And then Tommy was upbeat and fun, so I didn't get the attraction.

It's such a shame because I think this could have been a really cute story if there was a little more depth into the characters. There was a nerd and a socially awkward barista; it should have been great. But it really fell flat for me.
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