Book Reviews

Chasing Matt by Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-October-2013

Book Blurb

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?


Book Review

This is a really cute story about a somewhat depressed geek, who was recently dumped, and an ER nurse, who has a rule about not dating patients after his ex came to the hospital to make a scene and out him to everyone. These two men have every reason to be hesitant, if not downright averse, to ever trying to date again yet when they meet, it is as if they don’t have a choice. They may both valiantly fight their attraction, but neither of them is very successful…

Chase is basically a nice guy but he is shy. He loves working at home as a web designer, and even though his friends try to get him out of his apartment to socialize, he successfully resists those attempts. All he wants is a quiet night in, but fate has other ideas. His elderly neighbor needs help, and when Chase falls of the rickety stepladder and hurts his wrist, he almost loses it. He shows remarkable control, I think, even after two and a half hours waiting for treatment in the ER and sending his neighbor home. The description of the treatment scene, including the nurses' banter, was really funny. And the nurse who finally treats him is too good-looking to resist.

Matt, said nurse, is exhausted after a double shift but somehow dealing with Chase is not so bad. He is very professional, to the point that Chase has no idea how interested Matt really is, but his actions after his shift has finally ended speak for themselves. I loved that he ends up breaking his own rule of seeing a patient! The resulting encounter with Chase, splinted wrist and all, is super hot!

If you like stories about hesitant men, if you enjoy reading abut geeks who finally manage to find the one for them, and if you're looking for a short, hot read with a high sweetness rating, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 16920 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-August-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
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