Book Reviews

Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs 1) by L.A. Witt at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Doctors/Nurses/EMTs/Vets / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 02-November-2018

Book Blurb

Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado, where you’ll enjoy beautiful mountain views and the opportunity to study at one of two prestigious universities—if you can afford to live there.

 

Jason Davis is in pain. Still smarting from a bad breakup, he struggles to pay both halves of an overwhelming mortgage and balance the books at his floundering business. As if the emotional and financial pain weren’t enough, the agony of a years-old shoulder injury keeps him up at night. When he faces a choice between medication and insomnia, he takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.

 

Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad striving to make ends meet, and his landlord just hiked the rent. When new patient Jason, a referral from a mutual friend, suggests a roommate arrangement could benefit them both, Michael seizes the opportunity.

 

Getting a roommate might be the best idea Jason’s ever had—if it weren’t for his attraction to Michael, who seems to be allergic to wearing shirts in the house. Still, a little unresolved sexual tension is a small price to pay for pain and financial relief. He’ll keep his hands and feelings to himself since Michael is straight… isn’t he?

 

 

First edition published by Amber Quill Press, June 2012.

Second edition published by Riptide Publishing, June 2014.


Book Review

'Where Nerves End' is book one in the Tucker Springs series by several different authors: L.A. Witt, Marie Sexton, and Heidi Cullinan. This first book by L.A. Witt resonated very strongly with me. Why you might ask? Let's just say that in my youth I was known to have the opinion that acupuncture rated right up there with bead-wearing, hemp-growing, aging hippies. I learned my lesson a long time ago, but I can relate to the main character's attitude in the beginning.

Jason Davis is having a rough time of it. His business is hurting with the recession, he and his boyfriend broke up, leaving Jason with sole responsibility for a huge mortgage, his business partner bailed on him and to top it all off the excruciating pain in his shoulder is preventing him from sleeping. At the recommendation of his friend, Seth, Jason agrees to see Dr. Michael Whitman. Michael is nothing like what Jason is imagining, but he is incredibly hot and Jason struggles with keeping his attraction secret from his straight doctor. Or so he's been told, anyway.

Michael Whitman has recently moved to Tucker Springs to be near his young son. He is struggling also as he is new to the area and needs to establish his client base all while coping with the very high cost of living in Tucker Springs. So when his patient suggests a roommate situation, Michael is all for it. But living with Jason isn't easy. Michael's parents have believed him to be gay his whole life regardless of all the women he's dated and a marriage.

I really enjoyed this story for several reasons. The writing and the story line were crisp and concise. The main characters were intriguing and fun, plus the introduction of additional great characters means the next book in the series should be just as good. The love story between Jason and Michael is filled with some angst, but nothing overwhelming to the point where I felt choked. All in all I really liked this story and am glad that I read it!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 200 pages/60345 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-November-2018
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/where-nerves-end-by-la-witt-9935-b