Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Get A Grip by L.A. Witt


35438693Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 24, 2017
Received From: NetGalley

If a tree falls in Bluewater Bay . . . could it be fate?

A year after his divorce, Shane Andrews isn’t interested in dating—not that he has time, between three kids and a demanding job as a grip. When a windstorm knocks a tree onto one of the Wolf’s Landing soundstages, Shane’s there to help with the mess . . . and so is firefighter Aaron Tucker.

A former smoke jumper, Aaron’s an adrenaline junkie and way too restless and reckless to be relationship material. As far as he’s concerned, monogamy is for penguins, and he’d rather be alone than tied down. Signing up to be a stepparent? No, thank you.

But after a scorching-hot night together, they’re hooked. Aaron is a taste of the excitement Shane’s been lacking, and Shane’s pushing buttons Aaron didn’t know he had. The more they’re together, the less Aaron craves wild nights with other men . . . but the more Shane wants to play the field like he never got to in his twenties.

This could be the love neither man knew he needed, but only if Shane gets his feet back on the ground before Aaron walks away.


GENDER: cisgender
SEXUALITY: homosexual, bisexual


TROPES: single parent, age gap
TAGS: contemporary, adult, romance, queer romance, queer characters, disabled character
WARNINGS: cissexism, ableism, racism


I’m sure none of us are surprised that, once again, L.A. Witt has written a book I’ve fallen in love with. I mean, honestly, it’s like she wrote it just for me. Adrenaline junkie firefighter? Mhm, yes good. Single dad? Hai! (Who still has good relationships with his ex-spouses? Hnngg, yes.) A multitude of pets? L O V E. Fuck buddies that turns into “oh no I have FEELS”? A FAVORITE. This book has so much to love!

As usual, the characters did not fail to delight me. Shane and Aaron were absolutely hot and adorable together. (Let’s not talk about the Denial Cuddles and how hard I cackled.) I loved all the interactions between Shane and his ex-husband, Leo, and how they’re still close because they co-parent Shane’s three kids. And speaking of the kids, all three of them are so great and very clearly have unique personalities, and I hope to see more of them throughout the series. (In fact, I’m hoping Leo will get a book at some point, so perfect place for more of the kiddos. *hint hint nudge nudge*) Additionally, I loved the friendship between Aaron and Reese, and I’m hoping to see more of her as well in the future.

The plot was fairly typical as far as romance novels go, but Witt has the skill required to take it from something basic to something that I can’t bear to put down for long. She has a unique flair to her writing that always makes me eager for more, whether that’s the next book or just being desperate for more time with the characters I just left.

Regarding its status as part of the Bluewater Bay series, the novel can definitely be read as standalone without total comprehension being lost in the process, and I would definitely recommend this book to people, whether they’ve read more of the series previously or not.





L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .

Connect with L.A.:


Riptide Publishing
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository


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