Mini-Review: Puzzle Me This by Eli Easton

Puzzle Me This by Eli EastonTitle: Puzzle Me This
Author: Eli Easton
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: October 2, 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

Luke Schumaker designs computer games, working from his home. Every day he walks his dog in the woods nearby, never suspecting that someone who is completely smitten is watching.

The watcher is Alex Shaw, and he too works from home, designing logic and crossword puzzles. Alex’s options are limited: he’s too shy to approach Luke and his wheelchair won’t let him follow into the woods. His solution? Secret messages for Luke in the crosswords he writes for the local paper.

When Luke decodes them, romance begins, but then they face greater puzzles, like Alex’s interfering sister and what commitment to a man in a wheelchair really takes. And, most puzzling of all, how do you know if love is real?


Reviewed By: J9

This is a sweet MM romance with good characters and just a sprinkling of tension. I like both Luke and Alex as I could see why these two self-proclaimed nerds would enjoy spending time together. The sexual chemistry was moderate but worked for this simple and tender romance. The only real tension was if Luke could commit to a man in a wheelchair and if Alex’s worry about the same issue drove Luke away before a decision was made. The separation issue did seem forced but it was quickly resolved.  The ending fit the sweet tone of this romance and the novella just short enough not to be saccharin.

J9’s Rating:
3 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


  1. This sounds like a lovely story. I feel that I don't see enough romance with characters who have physical disabilities


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