Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Book review - Teddy Bears by Brandon Witt

Teddy Bears is an appropriate title to Brandon Witt’s new Christmas story, although Beauty and the Nerd would have worked as well.  The tale opens with loner and full-time geek Brian working at a popular bathhouse in Denver and just existing.  During his off-hours, he is either gaming or recreating Buffy the Vampire Slayer scenes with his hamsters to post on Youtube.

A few weeks before Christmas, a big, muscle bear comes into the bathhouse.  Brian can hardly breathe, much less complete the checking-in transaction because he is so taken with the huge daddy James.  Brian is even more surprised when James asks him out on a date. 

Although Brian is ecstatic, his own insecurities begin to gnaw at him.  Where James is masculine, attractive and sexy to everyone, Brian is not.

I typically avoid reading stories like this since I can totally relate to Brian but, in actuality, nerds don’t ever get the good-looking bears, especially the muscular ones.  However, I still enjoyed reading how the geek gets the hunk.  The story remains light-hearted, doesn’t take itself too seriously and is a satisfying romance.

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