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Jez is on a mission of mercy: to replace a tragically deceased comic book for his injured best mate, Tel. Venturing into the Hidden Asteroid bookstore in London—the temple of geekdom itself—Jez is bowled over by the guy behind the counter.
Rhys is the poster boy for hot geeks: tall, gorgeous, and totally cool. Jez is desperate to impress him, so he bluffs his way through comic book jargon . . . and then dashes back to the hospital to beg Tel to teach him how to speak Geek.
Tel’s happy to oblige, and Jez is over the moon when Rhys asks him out. He’s even more thrilled when they discover a shared love of rugby, something he won’t have to fake for Rhys. The question is, how long can Jez keep up the deception, and what will happen when Rhys realizes he’s going out with a Fake Geek Guy?
FTC : I got this book for an honest review and that is what I am giving. It was not until I went to put the buy-links on the review I saw the price … it is £1.87/$1.99 for 51 pages. This is quite high for the length of the book; I enjoyed it immensely but the price will be a consideration for some people.
This is written completely from Jez’z POV and I enjoyed it immensely. He walks into a comic store to buy something for his sick friend, sees the man of his dreams and spends the majority of the book trying to impress him, even going so far as to learn “geek” for him. There is a lot of British-isms (which I, of course, loved) and this made it all the more memorable. Infact, the strong author voice throughout was one of the stand out points for this very short novella. Generally, I found it to be a fabulously light read with very likeable characters with very little conflict.
This is a short novella that would be perfect for a first foray into MM. I loved it and found it to be funny, charming and very sweet.