My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: ARC via Night Owl Reviews
Publication Date:February 15th 2016
Point of View: 1st Person (Ethan)
Genres & Themes: M/M Romance, LGBTQA+, College, Contemporary, New Adult
An unexpected fresh start leads to an unlikely-but-absolutely-perfect pairing in this male/male new-adult novel from bestselling gay romance author K.A. Mitchell
Ethan may have followed his high school sweetheart to college only to get dumped his first day there, but he’s not going to let that stop him from exploring all his new life has to offer. Sex-only hookups, his photography, new friends and a campus-wide game of zombies vs humans all help keep his mind off his broken heart and move him toward building a new, better life without his ex.
And then there’s Wyatt. Mysterious, grouchy—hot. And possibly not gay. But Ethan’s not going to let that stand in the way of figuring out what makes Wyatt tick. New college goal? Get Wyatt into bed and into Ethan’s life.
Step one: arrange a “tutoring” date. Step two: “accidentally” bump into Wyatt as often as possible. Step three: explore the sexy body under that ever-present hoodie. And when their friendship deepens into something neither of them expect, convince Wyatt he’s not just a pity fling or a one-time hookup, but that Ethan is in it for the long haul.
This book is approximately 43,000 words.
You know those movies when one of the character chooses a college where the significant other is going and you just know that it’ll end badly. That the one doing the chasing is going to inevitably get dumped. Getting Him Back explores this trope with Ethan, whose boyfriend, Blake, has been at college for a year already and his finally going to be with him. Thoughts of them being together, alone, and forever have excited Ethan to the point that he gets there a day before, ready to surprise his boyfriend. Instead, the one in for a rude awakening and devastating surprise is no other than Ethan when Blake suddenly comes out with the ‘I love you, but not that way’ line.
Ethan is not ready to let Blake go, not when he feels to strongly for him, and not when he has all this grand plans of how good they can be together. Life, though, has other plans for him. Namely Wyatt, Blake’s roommate. They guy with a white stripe in his hair, perpetual smirking face, and emotionally suppressed guy that takes him by storm. In fact, his begrudging friendship with Wyatt is mainly about getting information from him, why Blake has broken up with. Things gradually progress as Ethan’s attraction for a certain heterochromia guy sparks and catches fire…
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