Series: Average Joe Series
Author: AKM Miles
Length: Novella (130 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (August 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
When Clay is lamenting his boring life, Joseph comes by needing his help and they start a relationship that is certainly not short on excitement.
Clay is highly skilled but you couldn’t tell it from his dead end job. Then Joseph comes in late one night needing his help and it begins. They realize right away that they are interested in a relationship. What they are not ready for is all the danger and excitement that follows. They stand together, and handle everything that comes their way. As they face the unexpected, they find that as a unit, they are strong and their bond is real. They come from different worlds and then there’s the age thing. Maybe their differences aren’t so important after all.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=AKMNOTSD
Review: These two have to jump through a lot of hoops to finally find a way to come together! Not just their age and social status separate them, but murder and mayhem also stand in the way. The first half of the book seems cute, typical misunderstanding between the two men confront them, but then the attraction grows and there seems to be hope! I was surprised at the curveballs the author throws in with not only one but also two attempts at poor Clays’ life! But can he have it all? Will Joseph see Clay for the skilled and determined man he is, or just another shallow youth? The tender sexual encounters and romantic getaway are oddly balanced with life threatening situations like being held hostage and poisonous snakes. Not sure if this tension works or not. One other odd thing that was bothering this techie is that all Clay had to do was compress a file for Joseph and send it on in an email. This did not really require an in-depth session at Joe’s house. It really only takes a maximum of five minutes or less and not much technical skill at all! If I were writing the story, I would develop a slightly more difficult technical task for Clay to solve for Joseph. Like a problem with his website code, or a document that has all of its links broken, or font incompatibility, something that takes a bit more time and access to Josephs works station. But I digress; it’s a cute story with fantastical life threatening elements in it.