Review: J.D. Walker – A-Dork-Able

adorkableAuthor: J.D. Walker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: MM Contemporary

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Summary: Alister Redgrave knows he’s a dork. He dresses in ill-fitting suits and trips over imaginary obstacles constantly; then there’s his Star Trek underwear. Still, he hopes to find the love of his life one day. And when he meets Jaiden Greyson, the new Assistant CFO in the Finance department, Alister knows he’s found his dream guy. Except, Alister makes a fool of himself repeatedly in front of Jaiden and decides he doesn’t have a chance in hell.

Jaiden Greyson doesn’t know what to make of Alister when he meets him. A more klutzy guy had never existed. But despite all that, there’s something about the man that draws him in, and he’s determined to find out what it is, no matter the antics of a jealous coworker intent on ruining everything.

Jaiden has Alister in his sights, and Alister won’t know what hit him, in the best sense.

Review: This is a pretty straightforward story, told in the first person point of view by Alister, who is a little clumsy, too good at his job to be where he is and treated pretty poorly around the office. So when the new assistant CFO, Jaiden, turns out to be the man Alister dreams of, he knows nothing good can come of it. Particularly when the finance department needs help and Alister has been nominated.

Of course when Jaiden speaks to Alister, Alister immediately trips over a nothing on the carpet and falls flat on his face. Not the way he hoped to start off but typical. Meeting Alister’s coworker, Heather, just sets things off to a more awkward place. Poor Alister.

It is a revelation to Alister when Jaiden is unhappy that people fawn over him. “I prefer to be adored by one person, and it needs to be real and not based on looks, my Armani suit, or my bank account.” Of course Alister follows up by falling, on his butt this time. Poor Alister. Again. The two must navigate the pitfalls of work, of their seeming differences and interfering coworkers.

This is a sweet, easy tale of two men who seem total opposites trying to find whether a perfect specimen can make a match with Mr. A-dork-able.



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