Title: Engineering Love
Author: Jackie Nacht
Part of a series? If yes, can it be read as a standalone? No - standalone
Number in Series:
Publisher: Rainbow Ninja Press
Early Download at Rainbow Ninja Press – 5 October 2016
Third Party Pre Order – 12 October 2016
General Release – 19 October 2016
Word Count: 20,802
Categories: M/M Romance, Gay Fiction, New Adult
When north meets south, sparks fly.
Adrian is a student from a northern college transferring to Georgia Tech. Used to seeing snowmobiles outnumbering the cars on campus, Adrian finds himself living in a state hotter than hell and feeling completely lost in the heart of Atlanta. A chance encounter introduces him to Davis who Adrian knows is trouble, but can’t help falling for.
Davis is the picture of big man on campus and oozes with confidence, at least until he meets Adrian. Something about Adrian has Davis’s usual charm flying out of the window and everything goes from smooth to hell as Davis tries to make Adrian his own.
Between awkward dates, second-degree burns, study sessions, and snow, the two stumble their way into a relationship neither had planned. Will Davis give up the bachelor life to take a chance at a relationship with Adrian, or will he walk away from something special just to stick to his original plan?
Ten minutes until kickoff and it was like every person in the student body had showed up. Adrian was squished next to Mark and a girl wearing glitter tattoos on her cheeks. She and her friend were taking selfies, and somehow, Adrian got tugged into one.
“What’s your name?” the girl hollered.
He leaned in, yelling, “Adrian.”
“Mara.” She smiled over at him.
“Mara!” a guy called from behind them, then he landed on Adrian’s back.
“Careful, Davis!” Mara yelled.
Bending over from the weight of the guy, Adrian would have face-planted into the person in front of him if it hadn’t been for Mark grabbing his shirt. The fucking game hadn’t started, and he was about to be on the injury list. And Adrian wasn’t even playing in the game!
“Whoa, whoa, whoa.” The guy on his back grabbed him and wrapped an arm around Adrian’s chest.
The person in front of him turned with a scowl on his face before he smirked at the man behind him and raised his hand. “Davis!”
Hands clapped over his head, and the damn bull in the china shop behind him still had his arm around Adrian.
The two chatted above him, and Adrian glanced over at Mark who was rolling his eyes. “That’s Davis.”
Oh yeah, because that explained everything. It’s Davis so it’s natural to start chatting it up with Adrian snuggled right in. Boundaries, people, boundaries. Apparently, tackle-boy Davis seemed to know everyone since people all around shouted his name. Adrian felt Davis’s deep chuckle and wondered why the hell he was still being held by him.
Adrian turned and glanced over his shoulder, then kind of wished he hadn’t. Davis was laughing while talking to the guy Adrian almost fell into before. Davis was hot… like hotter than Atlanta. Black hair and a five o’clock shadow around a strong jaw. Built enough to belong on the football field and damn, and he had light ice-blue eyes. Adrian had an urge to reach out and touch Davis’s face to make sure he was fucking real. The only thing that detracted from the model-perfect looks was a small scar on his bottom lip, which Adrian thought was sexy as hell. The white line bisected plump full lips, which made Adrian want to kiss it. And he shouldn’t be thinking that.
With a small twist of his arm, Adrian was free of Davis. He glanced back at him.
“Don’t trample the newb, Davis,” Luke hollered from down the row.
Davis’s blue eyes glinted in the noonday sun, and a crooked smile appeared on his face. Adrian felt like prey in the presence of a predator, trapped by a sea of fifty-five thousand people.
I give this book 5 sweet snowy stars!!!
|This is my second book by Jackie, and she didn't disappoint.|
This story is short and sweet and very low on drama.
I liked the originality in career paths these two have chosen. Who would really think to write about Civil Engineering? Jackie did, and she made it not sound boring LOL!
Davis is a player, but when he literally falls into Adrian, his future plans of just "having fun until he graduates" kind of fly out the window. Davis wasn't one of those cocky player types either, he's just kind of silly and funny. I found myself laughing a few times. I especially thought it was adorable that normally he was a charmer, but around Adrian, he's clumsy as all-get.
Adrian is the shy but focused type. He just wants to make it through his courses with his head above water (pun intended?). Hr never really expected to find friends and was completely surprised by his roommates and how easily they accepted him.
Mara, David's BFF, is probably one of my favorite characters. She seems like a really great friend to have. She's somewhat of a meddler, but not in a pushy, nagging, kind of way. It's also mainly because Davis has dragged her in to be his wing "man".
Overall, the story, the characters, the writing have left me feeling pretty good that I read this story. I just wish it was a bit longer, only because I enjoyed reading about Adrian and Davis.
Oh how I enjoyed this book!!! I was a little apprehensive at first because of it being a couple of college guys and that just screamed angst to me, but to my surprise...NO ANGST!!!!
Adrian is a shy guy who decides to move from upper Michigan transfer his junior year in college Georgia. He is welcomed by his new roommate and his roommates boyfriend and they become fast friends. They take him to the first football game where he has an accidental meeting with the campus player Davis.
Davis is not out looking for any relationship,but just to have a good time, that is until he falls into Adrian. He is normally Mr Cool, but he can't help but be a total klutz around the guy, he makes him totally rethink his whole single player status.
Their relationship starts slow with Davis showing Adrian around Atlanta, Davis even helps tutor him in a class Adrian is having trouble in. They soon develop feelings for each other, but neither say anything to the other about it out of fear of losing the other. That is until Davis helps a homesick Adrian feel like he is back home again.
The only problem with this book….it's to short!!!!
Short, sexy and sweet—where a little love goes a long way.
That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. I was introduced to M/M Romance through my sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, I thought it was time to put my own stories on paper. I began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after...and sometimes more than one, in the case of my YA Fork in the Road series, which has interactive endings.
Thinking back to my own book addiction, where there were many nights I stayed up way too late so I could read just one more chapter—yeah, right—I decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.
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Exclusive Interview with Jackie Nacht:
M2M: Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
Jackie: My readers on Facebook. I have had spiders pics and venomous animals shared all over my wall and thought, I’m going to write about this fear I have. Not only can I squish a spider in my home, I have my children naming them. So thank you readers for the research help and overcoming a fear I’ve had since childhood.
Now the pictures of Clowns that my readers love to share, *shudders* never! There will never be a book about clown romance. No thank you! That’s a fear that I’ll take with me until I’m old and grey LOL.
M2M: Where is your favorite writing spot?
Jackie: The dining room table at night. I can still talk to my husband while trying to get words on a page. Sometimes, our banter even helps get the creative juices going LOL.
M2M: Do you have any mentors?
Jackie: Hands down, my sister Stephani.
M2M: Do you normally write with music in the background? If so, does it fit the mood of the scenes you’re writing?
Jackie: I’ve never written with music although most of my plotting is done while running with music. Depending on the song, it definitely helps me picture a scene in my head. And there have been many times, I’ve been two miles further because I zoned out. :D
M2M: How far do you go to research your books?
Jackie: Classes and interviews but most of my research is online. Readers have helped me a lot. I don’t know what I’d do without some of my readers. And yes, I have chatted up a hygienist during my cleaning. :D LOL
M2M: Do you have a favorite character? If so, is it based on someone you know?
jackie: Drew was always my favourite from See. He was the kid I couldn’t help from afar and the reason I started to put words on a page. I felt helpless at the time that another kid was lost to this world. That evolved into me writing short and sweet for everyone needing a quick pick me up through the day. I wish I could hug everyone having a bad day but if I can put a smile on one person reading my book, it makes it worthwhile for me.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to talk with us, Jackie!