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Genre: M/M Contemporary
Loving an Absentminded Astrophysicist is the first and second book combined in the Astrophysicist series by T. N. Tarrant.
Dr. Liam McGregor starts in the first book a twenty three year old astrophysicist, astrobiologist, and geologist. He is so smart he gets lost in his own thoughts to the point he has ended up in the ER on such a regular basis that the ER works know him by name. Liam’s past has left him weary of people around him and very lonely. The second book is eight years later, Liam’s life is different. He is married, and looking to adopt but his accident prone nature is making things difficult.
Jareth Manning is starting his life over after the loss of his husband. He has a new job, and moved to a new town. He is thrown for a loop when the old rules of keeping your hands to yourself are thrown out the window. He has to physically move and/or redirect astrophysicists because they are too absorbed in their work to pay attention. Jareth starts to fall for Liam at first sight. He makes Liam’s safety his first priority no matter how long they are together.
The connection between Jareth and Liam is intense. Jareth tries to help and protect Liam. Despite Liam’s dark past, he trusts Jareth even before he really knows him. They make a great pair and l loved how honest Liam was. Jareth comes across as a strong and trustworthy man.
I found this book well written with a distinctive plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were realistic. While the ending was a little predictable, the journey the book takes the reader is gripping with several unanticipated twists and turns. I had a hard time putting this book down. I hope to see these characters again in the future.