Title: Click Bait
Author: E.J. Russell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre/Pairing: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer Name: Redz
After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.
Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.
Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.
Click Bait by E.J. Russell has the story of Gideon and Alex. Gideon is a computer geek,he also is a very self absorbed character. He really doesn't get how to talk to people or be around them. So when he goes into a job with construction, he was totally a fish out of water.
Lucky for him Alex is around. Alex lives with his aging parents. He has a ton of stress on his plate, but he sees something in Gideon worth helping out.
The problem with these two, they are both not really in places in their lives where love is convenient or fitting in for them. Gideon has come out of a bad relationship and is guarded. Alex just cannot think of anything other than bills and helping his dad at this time.
But sometimes love is not convenient. I liked how these two blended together to make a couple I could cheer for. They both have their faults but they both also have great hearts. They are not the most likely of couples but I couldn't stop wanting them together. This is a really sweet loving kind of read that I personally loved.
Five Shooting Stars