Friday, August 17, 2012

My Personal Review for Where Nerves End by L.A Witt

Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado....this is the first book in a series written by LA Witt, Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan. Each writing a different story but centered in this lovely town.

My Rating for Where Nerves End: 3.5 Stars

Jason Davis dealt with his latest break up. He dealt with the mortgage and the struggling business. Plus he has dealt with the shoulder injury that has him on his knees in pain most nights but hey, he is handling that just fine, thankyouverymuch. What he can’t handle is when it hits him all at once and now Jason has to figure out how to pay the bills, keep his struggling club open and find a way to deal with the chronic pain that won’t have him popping pills constantly. So taking a friend’s advice to try acupuncture, he relents and meets Michael Whitman.

A single dad, Michael is trying to make ends meet and still do what he loves which is helping people deal with their conditions and Jason Davis is a man who desperately needs his help. When Jason asks Michael to be his roommate so they both can save some money, Michael jumps at the chance and both find out that close in proximity, sparks fly, desires flare and for Jason, wanting Michael is driving him insane with need. Because Michael is straight….right?

Author L.A. Witt introduces readers to the town of Tucker Springs, Colorado. It has wonderful mountain views, great universities and a high living cost. We meet Jason who is dealing with a down economy, a mortgage on a house he thought he was sharing with his partner, who up and left him & with a crippling shoulder injury that leaves him some nights withering in pain. The characters are the star attractions in this series and I was thrilled to be introduced to the town by this author. With her trademark writing style, Ms. Witt delivers a story of two people who are perfect for one another yet find obstacles in their way. The writing is tight, story moves at a nice even pace & the characters shine brightly amid the pages.

I absolutely enjoyed this new story by L. A. Witt. It had heart, sensual scenes and humor that it wasn't all doom and gloom. The author does a great job in creating such flawed characters for me to fall in love with. Jason made me want to cuddle with him and sympathize with the pain he was dealing with-emotionally, mentally and physically. The author does a great job in letting the readers see into his pain and how much it costs him every time it flares up. I love how these two are together. They are the perfect pair and each one gives the other something as well. This isn't just a 'will they or won’t they?' kind of story. It’s about two people trying to do the right thing for themselves as well as their lives. What will make them truly happy? It’s a journey both characters go in Where Nerves End and the reader finds out just how these two will do to get what they both desire even as they try to make sure they give what they can to their priorities.

L. A. Witt delivers a story that is wonderful with moments of humor, love and sheer joy at times. She delivers a story that isn't just about two people falling in love, it’s about two people trying to do the right thing to the people they care about while staying true to themselves. It can be a rough road to travel at times but this is an author who knows how to weave a story skillfully and I can honestly say, I would read this one all over again. I can’t wait to see what else is up in Tucker Springs and see where this series goes. 

Buy Where Nerves End at Amber Quill/Amber Allure 

Book 2: Second Hand by Marie Sexton & Heidi Cullnan
Coming September 2012
Riptide Publishing

Paul Hannon moved to Tucker Springs for his girlfriend, but she’s left him with a house he can’t afford and a pantry full of useless gadgets. All Paul wants is to get back to normal, even if he's not sure what that is anymore. When he wanders into Tucker Pawn for a gift to win her back, he meets El Rozal, pawn shop owner and all-around cynic.
El Rozal doesn’t do relationships, especially not with clueless straight boys still pining for their ex. El may make his living dealing in castoffs, but that doesn't apply to men. Still, when Paul starts clearing out his old life, pawning kitchen equipment he never wanted in the first place, El is drawn to Paul in spite of himself.
Paul and El have nothing in common except a past full of disappointments. There's no reason to believe the two of them could fit, but in El’s line of work, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. When it comes to love, El and Paul may learn that secondhand doesn't mean second best.

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