Chase Williams is a gorgeous but painfully shy web designer whose long-term boyfriend dumped him for being such a “nice” guy. Instead of meeting his buddies at the local bar for a drink, he helps his elderly neighbor with a DIY project. When a wobbly step ladder leads to a banged up wrist and a trip to the ER, Chase is convinced it’s the worst night ever. Then he meets his handsome nurse.
Matt Owens is the boy next door who loves working in the busy ER. He’s more than ready to clock out from his double shift until he meets his patient in Bed 4.
But will Matt’s attraction to Chase be enough to make him break his rule about never dating patients?
Reviewed By: J9
This was an enjoyable short novella about two nice guys connecting. I liked that most of the novella is injured Chase chatting with Matt, the ER nurse practitioner with the sexual interlude closing out the novella. This allowed me as a reader to see how insecure Chase was that he could attract someone and shows Matt’s reluctance to get involved with a quasi-patient after a bad previous experience. But the best thing about this novella is the humor between Chase and Matt, especially in the bedroom. Matt has a special appreciation for geeky men like Chase and shares this which I found tender and romantic, plus it helps that Matt references Spiderman!
My only quibble with this novella is that Matt and Chase’s newfound relationship has absolutely no resolution, not even much of a happy-for-now. There is the expected confrontation with Chase’s ex-boyfriend that I could see from the onset which was resolved well for Chase’s ego but no resolution for Matt and Chase. I think even a few sentences could have gone a long way toward making me feel they men weren’t simply going for breakfast together!