Summary: Nerdy by day, naughty by night!
Nathan Wright has a secret life. During the day he’s a dedicated student, working hard for his maths degree. But times are tough, and in order to make ends meet by night he becomes “Einstein”, wooing punters with his online solo sex show. Still wounded by his last dysfunctional relationship, Nathan’s happy being single. But when his highest tipping client demands it, Einstein has to overcome his social awkwardness to rope in some extra help.
Party boy Rory Jones has never given his geeky neighbour a second glance, but he’s not one to turn down the offer of a free blow job, even when Nathan tells him it’s going online. Once on camera, Rory discovers his exhibitionist streak and the two of them are so hot together, the one-off becomes a regular gig.
But being neighbours with benefits isn’t without its challenges. Nathan’s client keeps wanting more, and he finds himself pushed into a role he’s not prepared for. Meanwhile Rory’s growing affection leaves him worried his ultra-rational lover won’t ever be able to share his emotions. If he and Nathan can’t find something more than great sex in common, they’ll be left with the square root of absolute zero.
Review: This, in a word, is cute. First off, I absolutely loved the literalness of Nathan. He’s just so geeky and math-minded, you are both shocked and unsurprised that he would consider being a “sex worker” as the best way to put himself through school. He’s got some followers that are into the geek look but right now he’s in a bind, so to speak. He needs someone to have oral sex with, on camera, right now. Enter Rory, the laid back neighbor with the “tanned and tattooed hunk of manliness” physique.
With just a little convincing, Rory agrees and on camera they go. BigMan, the client, goes quiet for a bit but then comes back with more requests. He’s a big tipper and Nathan needs the money. The fact that Rory wants to be there isn’t supposed to be part of this.
The names they come up with during the on camera sex were awful and hilarious and yes, I’ve read every one of them at one time or another in a book! This is a story of two very different men finding their way together in a somewhat unorthodox way. It is especially charming when the very, very literal minded Nathan is faced with “bloody short-term hormonal imbalances”. Uh oh. This leads to Nathan’s realization that “Rory wouldn’t want a relationship with a man who could be beaten in a fight by a sheet of cellulose.” This made me laugh because it’s SO Nathan.
Just sweet and fluffy, a quick smile between longer books.