by Aidee Ladnier
Series: Busted Labs, Book One
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Editor: Anne Regan
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
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Dr. Forbes Pohle knows interviewing lab assistants can be a tedious process--luckily the malfunctioning robot bear in the other room helps liven things up.
The story centers on a bright young man who thinks he's interviewing a candidate for a lab assistant position. I won't spoil the story, but I will tell you his sexy visitor is not quite what he seems. And of course, for added chaos, there is a rampaging (okay, it's a little too small to be really rampaging) teddy bear robot. My DH coined a special name for the teddy bear--the cuddly juggernaut.
Dr. Forbes Pohle is my favorite type of character to read--someone who's a little afraid of going forward, but unwilling to let fear keep him from doing what he wants to do. I felt just like this while writing my short story--a little afraid of submitting to a publisher but unwilling to let such a great opportunity pass me by. Like Forbes, I think the fear was definitely worth overcoming.
How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.
Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.
If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.
- Gay Book Reviews: "This is an impressive short story and I highly recommend it!" - Crabby Patty. Read full review.
- Just Love Reviews: "First of all, slipping rampaging teddy bears into the blurb is a dirty, dirty trick. How am I supposed to not one-click this book?" - Rafa Brewster. Read full review.
- Rainbow Book Reviews: "There are many reasons for time travel, or so fiction tells us, but the one in this novella is pretty unique and very romantic. " - Serena Yates. Read full review.
- Joyfully Jay: "Oh, this was such a fun, romantic story! I really had no idea what to expect and I found it just delightful." - Jay. Read full review.