Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden
“Did you know…That your eyes are the color of smooth milk chocolate and as bright as a thousand stars?”
Author: Milly Taiden
Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.
Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.
Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart…forever.
Thoughts: There were things I really liked about this book, but some things that really just didn’t work for me. I love the whole ‘crush’ angle of the story, with Ky knowing that Nita was the one for him since they were teens. What didn’t work for me? The fact that she had a crush on Ky too, but yet doesn’t connect this Ty with the Ty of the past. I mean, it doesn’t even cross her mind at all (not even a hint of, “Could this be…? No, it can’t be!”) Some things also just seemed thrown in to add conflict, but it was half-hearted. Rival clan sneaking onto the bear clans land….fights and violence….repeat. It just seemed there could have been a whole lot more to this story. On all levels.
This would not be one of my favorites of Taiden’s work. I loved the idea of it, but it just never came to fruition. It was short, underdeveloped, and just left me wanting a whole lot more from this story.
Excerpt: “So you see, I want a man that will be interested in me as a person. Not just for sex. Not for money, which I don’t have. Not for whatever he might think he can get out of me. I want to be wanted for the woman inside. And I sure as hell want to be wanted sexually too.”
Mrs. Wilder cocked her head to the side, staring at her with her soulful eyes. “Darling, there are many sides to you. Your beauty, your body, your wit, your abilities at work. What do you want to focus on if anything in particular?”
She leaned back on the sofa, the seat dipping under her butt. The leather squeaked with the weight of her body. “I want more than sex. Don’t get me wrong, sex is great.”
Mrs. Wilder snorted, her eyes turned bright with amusement. Her lips twisted in a smirk and a
small dimple showed on her right cheek. She appeared even younger when she smiled. “Sex is amazing when done correctly. Especially if he can figure out how to be all alpha and make your legs shake.”
Oh, damn! She choked on the cookie she’d taken a bite of, chocolate spewing from her lips with each cough. She picked up a napkin and tried to clear her throat. Mrs. Wilder was a freak.