Title: Why I Love Waiters
Author: T.A. Chase
Series: Why I Love #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 03-03-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Military / Law Enforcement
Page Count: 210
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
As a member of a covert army unit, John Davidson isn’t scared of many things, yet one look into the dark blue eyes of Heath Kane and John knew a different kind of fear for the first time. John couldn’t be gay, at least not out and proud in his unit, even with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell being repealed. He’d never been interested enough in any man to risk the fallout.
Heath Kane left home never wanting to return. The army-base town wasn’t the best place for a gay kid to grow up, but his grandmother did her darnedest to make it good for him. Now he’s paying her back for all her love. She’s getting older and needs help with the family restaurant, so he waits tables at the Corner Café while taking online courses to get his degree. Even though the army base provides lots of buff eye candy, he knows it’s best to keep his eyes to himself.
Yet neither Heath nor John can deny their attraction, and when John returns from a visit up North, he seems willing to act on their mutual interest. Are John and Heath willing to risk everything to hold each other?
An ok read but nothing extraordinary. I preferred this to Why I Love Geeks …. just about. It is the second book in this series and is about John Davidson an army officer and Heath Kane a waiter, we do also get to catch up with Chuck and Herb in this story. Heath is on only child and following the death of his Dad and Grandfather he comes home to help his Grandma with their restaurant and to study online. John is an officer in the army and flirts with Heath when he comes in to eat at the restaurant.
John is not bothered about his fellow army buddies knowing about himself being gay but becomes increasingly protective of Heath and does not want him to come to any harm as a consequence of their relationship. On a 4 day trip to Atlanta that Herb and Chuck join them on Heath and John’s relationship progresses and develops. It doesn’t take them long to fall in love. The main characters obviously love each other but I struggled with the unrealistic nature of their what felt like insta-love.
I found Heath very similar to Herb from book 1 and I found this a little confusing at times and not very original. I also noticed some inconsistencies in the story that were quite distracting and some elements were left un resolved. I was not a big fan of the ending at all if I’m honest but it did fit the over all theme of the book.
This is a typical T.A Chase read in that’s its sweet and easy reading.