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Review: Chasing Matt by Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin

Chasing Matt Book CoverTitle: Chasing Matt
Author: Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Chase Williams is a gorgeous but painfully shy web designer whose long term boyfriend dumped him for being such a “nice” guy. Instead of meeting his buddies at the local bar for a drink he helps his elderly neighbor with a DIY project. When a wobbly step ladder leads to a banged up wrist and a trip to the ER Chase is convinced it’s the worst night ever. Then he meets his handsome nurse.

Matt Owens is the boy next door who loves working in the busy ER. He’s more than ready to clock out from his double shift until he meets his patient in Bed 4. Matt’s bedside manner is charming enough to make Chase consider throwing caution to the wind and going after what he wants for a change. But will Matt’s attraction to Chase be enough to make him to break his rule about never dating patients?


Short and sweet, this fifty-five page novella shows how two people could have missed the chance of a lifetime if they had kept their mouths closed and not said a single word.  Michaels and Griffin did a good job with pacing the story to keep it moving along.  This may be the story you’ll want to read if you have an hour to kill and would like a feel good moment.

I did find that I was missing that certain spark that makes me fall in love with characters.  In any sort of romance, be it a novella or a complete novel, I need that one line that gives me butterflies. I need that one verb or adjective that will make me block out the entire world in order to get to the next page as quickly as possible.  There are some spots within this story that came very close to it, but it just didn’t quite make it there for me.

There was a point when the characters were close to getting it in that I said, “Stop talking and do each other!”  LOL! Yes, I’m a woman of few words and sometimes I like my love scenes to be as well.  In other areas, the dialogue between the characters simply made me smile.  Reading about Chase and Matt is sort of like watching two teenagers who you know like each other but are too afraid to admit it.  I may or may not have started singing “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid.

What I did enjoy was the underlying message of the story: someone loves you for the way you are.  Be you a computer geek or hot nurse, a book loving introvert (like myself) or a party starting extrovert, there is a Yin to your Yang.  In some cases, that other person will have a mighty fine wang, too.

About the Authors:
Nikka Michaels lives in the often rainy Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking, laughing and crafting romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs.
Eileen Griffin loves to travel and has spent many summers crossing Europe with nothing but a backpack. She enjoys TexMex, good wine and losing herself in a great book.

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2 Comments on “Review: Chasing Matt by Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin”

  1. Nikka Michaels August 26, 2013 at 11:20 am #

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