Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts, Charlie Cochet

GeeksRating: 4.5 Stars

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Genre: Gay Romance

Tags: Contemporary, Humor, Romance, Short Story

Length: 68 Pages

Reviewer: Trisha

Purchase At: Dreamspinner Press,



Blurb –

Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.

Review –

4.5 mouthwatering stars!

Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts is a sweet little contemporary from the amazing Charlie Cochet. I love contemporary and I love Charlie’s THIRDS series, so I had a feeling this would be the perfect little story for me.

I was right.

Quinn, a Miami SWAT officer, is injured on the job. When his brother-in-law drops off meds for him, he runs into Quinn’s new neighbor, Spencer, who has a crush on Quinn. Quinn’s brother-in-law asks Spencer to give Quinn his meds, which is how the two officially meet.

It goes badly, to say the least. The gruff Quinn and awkward Spencer don’t hit it off straight away. But after a little encouragement from his friend, Danny, Spencer decides he isn’t going to give up.

Quinn and Spencer were really sweet together. And in true Charlie Cochet fashion, I couldn’t stop myself from falling in love with them as a couple, even if I wanted to.Geeks - Brownie Pic

I loved Quinn’s family, especially his parents. They were big, loving and supportive, which is how families should be, in my opinion.

Javier, Quinn’s friend, was an ass. I whooped so hard when Quinn punched him. It was a long time coming and definitely had to be done. I think he’s getting his own book, so it’ll be interesting to see how that works.

My mouth was watering a lot while reading this, especially when there was talk of brownies.


A copy of this book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Kazza K

God, don’t mention chocolate or brownies, I’m not allowed chocolate anymore *very sad faced*

I know you love Charlie Cochet’s writing, Trisha. Glad you enjoyed this one as well. Sweet sounding book 🙂 🙂


*sad face for you*

Thanks, Kazza! I love, love, love her writing. 😀