Book Reviews

Just Like Pulling Teeth by L.J. Harris

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 10-July-2019

Book Blurb

A trip to the dentist has never been so… interesting.

Aiden Cooper, a workaholic banker with little time for a personal life let alone romance, finds himself in a bit of a pickle when his wisdom teeth start giving him trouble. Upon visiting a new dentist, he ends up getting quite a bit more than he bargained for.

Sebastian Gibbs is a man who makes no apology for who he is or what he wants. The moment a new patient walks through the door of his dental surgery he wonders if, for the first time in his life, he can have it all.

Author's Note: This story is based in the UK, and British English spelling has been used.

First edition published by author, November 2014.

Book Review

“Some tortures are physical And some are mental, But the one that is both is dental.” ~Ogden Nash

Aiden Cooper, of ‘Just Like Pulling Teeth’ by L.J. Harris, has a problem in the form of a bad toothache. Like most of us, the prospect of going to the dentist is not a pleasant one. Aiden’s dentist retired last year and warned Aiden that his wisdom teeth would bother him in the future, but Aiden hoped he was wrong. Unfortunately, his dentist wasn’t wrong so now Aiden is in pain and miserable. When he can stand it no longer, he decides to go. His sister refers him to her dentist, Sebastian Gibbs, whom she promises he will like. When Aiden sees him, he understands why she said that. He is tall, dark, handsome, and gorgeous! Aiden isn’t sure whether this makes it better or worse, but if Dr. Gibbs can help him, he’s willing to be “tortured”.

After examining Aiden, Dr. Gibbs determines that the teeth will have to come out. Aiden is still frightened at the prospect of having his teeth yanked out, but it’s eased a bit when he thinks about being able to gaze into the dentist’s eyes while it is happening. On the appointed day, Aiden goes in for his surgery. Dr. Gibbs gives him Nitrous Oxide for anesthesia. Soon, Aiden could care less what they do to him. Under it, patients have no inhibitions. Aiden tells Dr. Gibbs how gorgeous he is and how much he wants to go out with him. Dr. Gibbs chuckles and tells him to ask again when he’s not under anesthesia and he might consider it.

I enjoyed the first part of the story a lot. It is witty and charming, although painful considering the subject of going to the dentist. But then it becomes carnal and erotic after that, which was out of my comfort zone. However, I am sure many readers will love it. What starts out as a light story ends with a physical “big bang”.  Thanks, LJ.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novella, 134 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-June-2019
Price $0.99 ebook, $7.99 paperback
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