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Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs #1)

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Jason Davis can handle a breakup. And an overwhelming mortgage. And a struggling business. And the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night thanks to a shoulder injury. But all of it at once? Not so much. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, Jason takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.

Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad stru
ebook, 1st Edition, 239 pages
Published June 3rd 2012 by Amber Allure
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Jun 03, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Solid romance between a broke bar owner and the acupuncturist he goes to for his chronic shoulder pain. The writing is up to L.A. Witt's usual good standard but I didn't really feel the love between these two characters for a few reasons.

Jason suffers from severe chronic pain. The first few pages of the book describe this in excruciating detail and it permeates every page of this novella to the point where my own back started to ache! lol. As well as that he is in debt and doesn't really seem t
The thing that I liked best about this novel was that it gave me a unique story - the characters and their life choices weren't ones that I have seen done a million times before. And I can respect that. I'm just not sure that I enjoyed it.

I found myself disagreeing with almost every creative choice that the author made. Each time she took the characters left, I wanted to steer them right, and so it made for a conflicted reading experience. Michael, especially, made some questionable life decisi
Aug 03, 2012 Heller rated it it was ok
This was okay, I enjoyed parts of it but I had some issues with Michael. He just didn't seem to know what he wanted and waffled quite a bit.

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It was a good read but I'm not sure how much I like Tucker Springs.
Aug 10, 2013 Gina rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
The first half of this book could not keep my attention. We open with Jason, struggling to keep home and his business foreclosing, and get over a break-up and some serious nerve pain in his shoulder from a recent accident. Goes without saying the guy could use a break. So he decides to offer his acupuncture doctor to rent a room from him (his straight Acupuncture Doc).

This sets up the plot of this story. Well isn’t until after the 50% mark that anything even happens between these two. I felt as
Cole Riann
3.5 stars

Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

Jason really fucked up his shoulder showing off mountain biking, and now, five years later, he can barely get through the day without debilitating pain, much less a single night's sleep. He's a very level headed guy, a skeptic you could say. And even though his business partner left him with a nightclub that is so far into the red there's almost no hope left to salvage it, and his partner left him and saddled him with a massive mortgage, he's still p
Mar 27, 2013 Deeze rated it liked it
I enjoyed the start of this one and I quite liked the ending, but the in between part was way to drawn out.

I can’t say I felt much for Michael or Jason. Jason spent too much time thinking the same thoughts over and over, and Michael annoyed me with his actions. I can understand denial but I felt Michael at times was bordering on deceitful almost. There was no real chemistry between them for me either.

I did like the way the conversation went with Daina at the end, no bitchiness or her claiming
It has been a while since I visited the Tucker Springs universe. I enjoyed this series and only had one niggle and that was the bit about me never getting around to reading book one. Imagine my excitement when the audio for the first book came out and I had the opportunity to not only get this one last story in the series, but also try a new to me narrator. This series is set in a small mountain town in Colorado and a pool of authors write the series about romances that each have their own flavo ...more
Veronica /  V
Jun 04, 2012 Veronica / V rated it liked it
Can you really feel sympathy pains for a character? well for sure my Mirror neurons were playing tricks on me, and after reading pages and pages of Jason's chronic shoulder pain, I sure felt sorry for the guy.
It was a nice story, although there were a few things I didn't agree with, but that's just me.


For example Michael taking home a complete stranger to have sex for the first time with a man, so he can have his first gay experience, to proved "he likes it" and to make sure he d
Jun 04, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, ebook, 2012
3.5 stars. Good m/m romance about a bar owner who's having a really rough time - his bar is losing money, he's having trouble paying his mortgage, and he has chronic pain from an injured shoulder. Having his straight acupuncturist rent part of his house should help his budget crisis, but he doesn't anticipate how sexually frustrated he'll be seeing the guy wandering around half-dressed all the time... While I enjoyed this, I had a couple niggles. First, the relationship just didn't make complete ...more
Heather C
I put off reading this because I hadn't really heard anything about it. And for about the first 50% I was really enjoying it, then it kinda went to shit! Then it got better. Then it kinda fell apart again.(view spoiler) ...more
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★

I met, Jason who is so very attracted to Michael, ..It was nice seeing their love story un-fold.

Mummmm, honestly I read this so I can get ready for Heidi Cullium and Marie Sextons book~because I've not read much by L A Witt, but I will now. Gosh, this book has a lot of good stuff in it.

The Good Stuff~

Tucker Springs is an intriguing warm sweet town.
MC's were adorable.....Seth ...Yummy, Yum, Yum!
The Plot~acupuncture/chronic pain/stressed, not my fav~but it
Sammy Goode
Aug 14, 2012 Sammy Goode rated it really liked it
This was my first foray into the imaginative writings of L.A. Witt and I truly enjoyed my time with her. Her storytelling is rich with visual pictures that leap off the page and put you firmly in the scene. Her characters are so natural, so down to earth and the town of Tucker Springs could be your own hometown, it is so familiar.

Along the way there were a few glitches in the writing that left me a bit confused, but I will get to those in just a moment. First, let me introduce you to her men, J
Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
I really enjoyed the dynamics of the story in this one. It reads as a gay for you style plot and L A Witt pulls it off smoothly. Jason and Micheal are brought together when Jason turns to acupuncture as a last resort for the chronic pain in his shoulder and Michael's practice fits the bill. To cut a long story short, the appointments help but the expense makes it hard for Jason to keep regular visits and he's struggling financially with the upkeep and running of his gay club, his house payments ...more
BWT (Belen)
Iggy Toma offers a solid performance with easily discernible character voices and a knack for drawing the listener in to the story.

The first story in the Tucker Springs series is a super slow burn romance with likable characters.

When Jason Davis finally caves under five years of chronic pain and takes his friend Seth's advice to go to an acupuncturist he's unprepared to meet the most gorgeous man he's ever seen.

Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is living life basically month to month. With both men
Aug 19, 2012 Snowtulip rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
This story didn't work for me, but it might for others. I really felt like the whole story was hollow and needed some meat to it to make it substantial and a read that I would enjoy. There was so much repetition in this book that it really disturbed me as a reader and made me feel as though the author had to keep repeating as filler and didn't have enough substance for the story. I also didn't feel any for me. I did come away with knowing a lot about acupuncture.
Nov 23, 2012 Candice rated it it was ok
Shelves: children, disability
This story was okay, really nothing special and the characters were not memorable and will not stay with me. I didn't really feel the romance between Jason and Michael, and didn't really care if they stayed together. I could have done without the x-wife and son and really didn't feel that they added anything to the story. I kinda was more interested in finding out more about Seth.
Nov 19, 2012 DayDreamer rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtqa, easy-read, meh, pain
3.5 stars

It didn't really grab me, but it didn't bore me to death either. I didn't feel connected to the characters and Michael is a spineless idiot for me.
I'll be reading more of this series but it's doubtful if I'm ever coming back for Jason and Michael. Chances are, I might be coming back for Seth, though. :D
S.E. Jakes
Aug 20, 2013 S.E. Jakes rated it it was amazing
I typically steer clear of books with kids, but I can't quit this series. This book didn't disappoint and I love the feeling of community, aided by the cameos from the other characters in the series. plus, you know, angst :)
Jun 07, 2012 Anke rated it liked it
I finished it in one day, but I doubt Michael and Jason will stay with me for long.
Apr 06, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-finished
***Audiobook*** 3.5 stars
Shirley Frances
2.75 stars

This was good overall. I liked the characters and the story just fine, but I couldn't help to want more from both of them. Although there was some character development in both MC's I would have liked to know more about Michael and Jason's past. I think they were affected by this and that it wold have helped me understand them more. The pace was a bit slow and some of the character's thoughts felt repetitive, what salvaged it and kept me coming back were the tiny emotional glimpses I g
Incredibly repetitive. Jason's thought processes appear to be: "Acupuncture is bunk! But what do I have to lose? But I just can't believe in it! But Seth said it worked! Could it work? I can't believe in it! But my shoulder hurts!" ad infinitum, and that's not even getting into the narrative's constant discussion of his messed-up credit, his bloated mortgage, and his sleepless nights. Yes, okay, we get he has a lot of problems; they don't need to be repeated every second sentence.

As other review
This is the first book in the new Tucker Springs series. L.A. Witt wrote this book and the next one is going to be written by Marie Sexton/Heidi Sullivan. I have read some L.A. Witt stories that I've quite enjoyed. While this story was solid, it wasn't one of my favorites of hers.

Jason Davis is going through some tough times. He's lost his business partner and his club is in the red, he lost his relationship partner and he's having trouble paying the mortgage on his own, and he has chronic shou
2.5 Stars

Jason Davis recently lost his boyfriend and his business partner. He is struggling to make ends meet despite his overwhelming mortgage and his nearly defunct business (Lights Out, the town's gay night club). Add to that list the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night thanks to a shoulder injury. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, he takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try. Like Jason, Michael Whitman is also struggling to make ends meet. He's a s
... I read this series backwards 3,2, and then one..maybe that wasn't such a great idea. This ship just didn't work for me. Not fapworthy at all. It didn't help that tons of insidious things kept pulling me out of the story. Le sigh.
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
The story didn't wow me as it did the first time I ever read this, but Iggy Toma does a wonderful job of keeping me engaged. 3 stars for the story plus a star for Iggy.
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Jul 22, 2013 Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-m-m
A definite slow burn story. If you are looking for a quick start...don't expect to get it with this book. There was great build up for these patient/dr, roommates and lovers. Witt did a great job at describing the mind numbing pain that Jason is feeling and then the relief that comes eventually. While these guys were great and I enjoyed spending time with them...they aren't a couple that I will remember to long after reading them. I am excited to meet the other guys in Tucker Spri ...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
Another great read from L A that I didn't put down until I was finished.

Where nerves end had to great main characters, and a secondary character, Seth, that made me realize that I will be reading more of the Tucker springs books.

My only complaint, and I have it with most of this author's work, is that the ending was a little too abrupt. L A never gives me enough time with her couples once they have worked out there problems and are finally together.

A great, quick read to hit my 300 books for the
Nathan Burgoine
I read and really enjoyed Dirty Laundry, the third book in this shared-world series, and I loved how it handled the two characters, both of which weren't neurotypical. It's a rare thing to find, and beyond that, it was also super-hot. So when I saw the first book in the Tucker Springs series was available in audio, I nabbed it.

Instead of someone with OCD or dyslexia, we've got a bar-owner with chronic pain, and an acupuncturist who seems to bring him the only relief he's had in years. Both are
Oct 09, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannon by: Beck
Shelves: already-lent
I thought this was a sweet start to the series. It did get a little tedious with the whole "we can't be together" thing, but I liked it. It wasn't angsty or emotional, just a nice read. God the pain he was in was tough to read about though. Ouch.
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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 ti
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