Author: Stephani Hecht
Length: Short (45pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (December 16th, 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating:♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Everybody knows the best lovers are geeks.
It’s time again for the annual Comic Book and Horror Convention. Normally, Deke liked to avoid these things. While he may be a well-known actor, he wasn’t hunky or a beefcake and he was always overlooked. In fact, most people like to call him ‘the geek of geeks’. But, the producers of his popular TV series don’t care and they order Deke to go. So, while he knows he won’t have any fun he has no choice but to attend.
Blake harbored a crush on Deke even before the other man became famous. When he finds out that Deke will be at the convention, Blake knows he has to attend as well. Since he is trying to promote his own comic, Blake decides that he can mix a little business with his fun.
To Blake’s dismay, not only does Deke not remember him, but also the actor refuses to believe that Blake could have any romantic feelings for a geek. Blake decides that he can’t let this opportunity slip through his fingers, though. He may have given u
p on Deke all those years ago, but not this time. Will Blake be ab
le to convince Deke to give him a chance? Or will the final credits roll before they find love?
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as
part of the Unconventional At Best anthology by Total-E-Bound
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/fantastic
Review: Blake has traveled to a convention to show off his comic books, he has a small following and he hopes to entice more… but his real reason for being at the convention is to meet the man he has fantasized about since high school Deke (Eric). Deke is in a popular TV show and always has fans coming onto him, on the off chance that he will introduce them to his co-stars. When he meets Blake, he finds it hard to believe that the cute artist is interested in him. Until he remembers him from high school. Now he just has to convince Blake that together they could be so much more, than either of them are alone.
This is a really cute geek love story about two men who connect years after they first knew each other. Blake has had a crush on Deke for years, ever since they were in high school now he has the chance to meet Deke again but Deke doesn’t remember him. Deke is intrigued by the comic book creator and as he spends more time with him remembers the quite shy guy from school, now he has to convince Blake that his offer isn’t charity and that he genuinely wants a relationship with the sexy man.
I really liked these two characters and the way that over the space of a week they connected and fell in love, the way that Deke’s memory was jogged and he wishes that he had taken more notice of Blake in school. Blake doesn’t want to be a burden, and you can understand why when you realize the psychological crap that his mom pulled on him. I really liked how the characters came together and they were really hot together as well.
I will recommend this to those who love geeks falling in love, a great storyline and a very happy ending.