Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ARC Review: Puzzle Me This by Eli Easton

Puzzle Me ThisFrom the blurb:

Luke Schumaker designs computer games, working from his home. Every day he walks his dog in the woods nearby, never suspecting that someone who is completely smitten is watching.

The watcher is Alex Shaw, and he too works from home, designing logic and crossword puzzles. Alex’s options are limited: he’s too shy to approach Luke and his wheelchair won’t let him follow into the woods. His solution? Secret messages for Luke in the crosswords he writes for the local paper.

When Luke decodes them, romance begins, but then they face greater puzzles, like Alex’s interfering sister and what commitment to a man in a wheelchair really takes. And, most puzzling of all, how do you know if love is real?

Sandra's rating:

**3.5 stars**

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with two boys who meet when one of them creates cross word puzzles with clues for the other one.

Alex Shaw, confined to a wheel chair due to Spina Bifida, has been watching Luke Schumaker, a computer game designer, who lives in the same complex, for a while, when he decides to use his job of creating daily puzzles for various newspapers to leave clues for Luke to find him.

It takes Luke a bit of time, intrigued as he is, to figure out who's sending those clues, with a serious misstep included, but then the two meet and it's fireworks from the start. Even though their relationship starts out as friends, the two fall in love (and lust) quickly, until Luke has a bit of a brain fart, that almost puts a stop to their budding love story.

Never fear, though, because Eli Easton, with humor and subtle poignancy, delivers a beautiful HFN that appealed to my inner geek. It's a cute, quick read, uplifting and sweet, and totally worth checking out. I really liked that the author explored the challenges that come with loving someone who's not fully able-bodied, but also pointed out the many wonderful things that make up for it. The writing style was mostly humorous, but also included some very quiet moments for both Alex and Luke that really made this novella shine.

I received a free ARC from the publisher. A positive review was not promised in return.


Buy this book: Dreamspinner Press

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