Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Getting Him Back (Ethan & Wyatt #1) by K.A. Mitchell (Mari's Review)

Review: Getting Him Back (Ethan & Wyatt #1) by K.A. Mitchell (Mari's Review)

Getting Him Back

by K.A. Mitchell

Carina Press
LGBTQIA, New Adult
Pub Date 15 Feb 2016

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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.

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Ethan followed his boyfriend Blake to Coborn College only to be dumped on the first day he got there, determined to get Blake back, he hires Wyatt, Blake’s roommate to be his Calculus tutor, only to find himself attracted to Wyatt and completely confused by his feelings for both Wyatt and Blake. As Wyatt and Ethan get closer, Blake realizes he might have made a mistake letting Ethan go.

I wasn’t too sure about Ethan at first, although he won me over in the end. He was a bit self-absorbed, but not selfish, and I just loved the way he treated Wyatt, even after Blake’s revelation. Wyatt was all mysterious and prickly, but I guess between his disease and what happened to him when he was younger, it wasn’t too difficult to understand his behavior. I really liked them together, Ethan was sweet to Wyatt and they had great chemistry. I loved that Ethan just couldn’t resist the pull towards Wyatt even when he was feeling confused over Blake.

I hated Blake from the start, and I wish we’d had more of a resolution with him. Makayla and the rest of Ethan’s friends were awesome, and they added more depth to the story.

This was a very nice start to the series, with a solid HFN, despite leaving some unresolved issues that I hope will be resolved in the next installment(s). Recommendable!

Rating: 4 Stars!!!

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