Getting Him Back (K.A. Mitchell)


Ethan may have followed his high school sweetheart to college only to get dumped his first day there, but he’s not going to let that stop him from exploring all his new life has to offer. Sex-only hookups, his photography, new friends and a campus-wide game of zombies vs humans all help keep his mind off his broken heart and move him toward building a new, better life without his ex.

And then there’s Wyatt. Mysterious, grouchy — hot. And possibly not gay. But Ethan’s not going to let that stand in the way of figuring out what makes Wyatt tick. New college goal? Get Wyatt into bed and into Ethan’s life. 

Step one: arrange a “tutoring” date. Step two: “accidentally” bump into Wyatt as often as possible. Step three: explore the sexy body under that ever-present hoodie. And when their friendship deepens into something neither of them expect, convince Wyatt he’s not just a pity fling or a one-time hookup, but that Ethan is in it for the long haul.

I was super excited to read this book. It was my first request of a New Adult Romance about a gay couple, and I really enjoyed it. I did have some problems with it though.

The writing was something that took me a couple of chapters to get really into, mainly because Ethan has a dirty and dirty mouth – and ever dirtier mind. Now, I have a dirty mind of my own, and I have no problem with dirty language, but this boy was a bit sex crazed. eheh

This book is fast. I mean FAST! Actually, to be honest, it felt more like a novella than an actual novel. I think the small size of this book – 133 pages – worked against this story. I don’t like when my romances drag, but the amount of time that took Ethan to move on from Blake and into Wyatt was too fast… I mean, they had seen each other 3 times and they were already making out on the stairs. I would have liked to see a deeper bond between the boys before this book came to an end, instead they go from strangers, to hot and heavy way too fast, and into a relationship even faster. I felt that a lot of conversations and moments should have been included to make their relationship flow a bit better.

As much as I liked the characters and understood why they acted like they did, I also felt that the small size of the novel didn’t allow for much character development. We see some in Wyatt and Ethan, but not enough on my opinion.

The secondary characters were unfortunately underused and underdeveloped too. 😦

Still, I do praise the diversity, a lot. Not only does it feature a LGBT couple, but Wyatt actually has a genetic syndrome as well, which is something that I never saw portrayed in any book, much less a NA romance. So I do see all the potential that this series has moving forward, and I do hope that book 2 gives us more development to Ethan, Wyatt and their friends, as well as a deeper relationship.

7 thoughts on “Getting Him Back (K.A. Mitchell)

  1. Kat Impossible says:

    Hmmm … I am not sure that book would be the right one for me. I usually don’t have anything against a little dirty thinking, but not too much. I probably wouldn’t really enjoy this one.

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