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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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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
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 3 of 5 stars
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
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
Veronica /  V
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

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
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
Macky ~ Sinfully...Addicted To All Male Romance
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
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.
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.
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
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
Sammy Goode
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
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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.
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
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
Oct 09, 2012 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
Sep 27, 2013 Elspeth rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
I liked this, I liked the fact that it had a ending but not everything was perfect.
There was no instalove and that was great as well.
This was a very refreshing read, I am looking forward to book two and I hope it stars Seth...yummy!
The story was so slow... I had to wait 60 % for the chemistry to begin... I found quite surprising considering the writer, she usually masters that. Michael was clueless, Jason was sweet, he brought humor in to this story.
I finished it in one day, but I doubt Michael and Jason will stay with me for long.
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'Where Nerves End' is book one in the Tucker Springs series by several different authors: L.A. Witt, Marie Sexton, and Heidi Cullinan. This first book by L.A. Witt resonated very strongly with me. Why you might ask? Let's just say that in my youth I was known to have the opinion that acupuncture rated right up there with bead-wearing, hemp-growing, aging hippies. I learned my lesson a long time ago, but I can relate to the main character's attitude in the beginning.

Jason Davis is having a rough
A nice introduction to the Tucker Springs series. The author does a good job portraying the city and setting the atmosphere. A handful of characters (who will hopefully get their own stories written later in the series) are introduced and some of them really intrigued me, especially tattoo artist Seth and Michael's receptionist, Nathan.

So, in terms of introducing the reader to a new setting and starting off a new series, the book does deliver. It falls a little flat, however, on the romance side

Where Nerves End is an entertaining read, with nice characters, a predictable, but pleasing story line, and not too much drama or angst to make it seem over the top.

Jason Davis has had been dealt a pretty crappy hand in the last months: his boyfriend has vanished leaving him all alone with a crippling mortgage, his business partner is gone so Jason has to deal with all the financial problems concerning their night club Lights Out on his own, and his injured shoulder is killing him more and
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