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REVIEW: “Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts” by Charlie Cochet


Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.


Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Pages: 68
Release Date: August 19th, 2015
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner, Amazon


You are spot on Spencer, this was fun! I always get a bit nervous reading books with law enforcement MC’s. Why? Well, it’s completely personal. Let’s just say, a SWAT story? I can totally relate.

I’m not sure what I enjoyed more, the insight shown regarding challenges cops struggle with nowadays or the belly laughs that I was helpless to contain. A couple of Quinn’s lines resonated hard and I had to fight the tears prickling at the corners of my eyes. I don’t think he could have said it any better and I wanna hug Charlie for creating a strong fierce (grumpy) man to express such thoughts. Thanks for showing some love, in my opinion they can’t get enough right now.

So yeah, Quinn is an ornery bear after he is injured in the line of duty. He was shot several times and is laid up for a few months. But that was cool with me, I kinda like me a grumpy bear. Poking a grouchy bear can be exhilarating and result in exhaustion from sweaty extra-circular activities *wink wink* His younger, quirky, perky neighbor Spencer decides this is his window to slip into the hunky cop’s radar. For some reason, Quinn never paid Spencer any notice before, but Spencer makes a first impression that he won’t soon forget.

I giggled, I chuckled, and I nearly fell onto the floor from body shaking convulsions. It was refreshing and FUN.

Spencer is absolutely endearing, even when he creates one disaster after another. The thing is…he has the biggest heart ever and he wants to share it with Quinn. It doesn’t take long for Quinn to realize that this compassionate tender soul stirs more than his arousal. He stirs something deeper, something he didn’t think he wanted until Spencer stumbled into his life. Yep, he wants more than the man’s brownies.

The Cuban family made my smile even bigger. I adored each and every one of them. The guys from the team? Course there always has to be that one jerk, and this time I wanted to punch him in the face. Thank you Quinn.

This was sweet, hilarious, and just what I needed. If you like big men getting swept off their feet by the little guy, I think you’re gonna love this one too.



2 comments on “REVIEW: “Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts” by Charlie Cochet

  1. Angela
    September 2, 2015

    Great review. I’ve read Beware of Geeks bearing Gifts and i loved it. I wouldn’t mind a follow up on these two :)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sheri
      September 2, 2015

      Thanks and whoop! Glad you enjoyed it too.
      Oooo, I agree, a sequel would be great!


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