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Where Nerves End

(Tucker Springs #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  2,611 ratings  ·  308 reviews
A Tucker Springs Novel

Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado, where you’ll enjoy beautiful mountain views and the opportunity to study at one of two prestigious universities—if you can afford to live there.

Jason Davis is in pain. Still smarting from a bad breakup, he struggles to pay both halves of an overwhelming mortgage and balance the books at his floundering business.
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published November 2nd 2018 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 3rd 2012)
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Lina He shares custody with his ex-wife fifty-fity, he has him a week at a time, so yes he moves in with Jason too, I believe he gets his own room.

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Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2018
Jason’s shoulder is wrecked and will visit acupuncturist Michael, an advice from their mutual friend Seth.
Jason’s finance is wrecked and a solution to their mutual problem is when Michael will be his roommate. Problem solved… you think… only there are some things playing like…
Michael is a single dad… Jason is heavily attracted to Michael, Michael is in denial… work and private can’t combine… right?

“God. I’m going to live with this guy? He’ll be treating me for tennis elbow in a week.”

Their conve
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 21, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tucker Springs and it's citizens ... just what the doctor ordered.

What a breath of fresh air to read about ordinary people, dealing with the everyday issues we all cope with in some form or other: economic woes, faithless lovers, chronic pain, and maybe a little sexual awakening. LIFE.

Jason Davis is drowning. His boyfriend has left him and saddled him with a mortgage too rich for his pockets. His business partner has left him (view spoiler) to run what was 'the
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐’s cute read😊 ...more
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
❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧

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
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
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, done, ebook, romance, gay
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
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
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WARNING!! RANTY SPOILERS UP AHEAD!!! There are NO spoiler tags!!
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sammy Goode
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing this book I went to the list of works by L.A.Witt to see what else I'd read by her. Nothing! Hard to believe I have never read anything by such a prolific and excellent writer in this genre.
Maybe, the first book I read from the Tucker Springs series was "Second Hand" by Heidi Cullinan and that put me off reading others in the series. Whilst it was a good story, it wasn't a great read.
This story I loved. Great characters, nice plot, raunchy sex and angst-a-plenty.
Time to catch up
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
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Audiobook*** 3.5 stars
May 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished it in one day, but I doubt Michael and Jason will stay with me for long.
Alex Jane
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

4.5* What a great story...loved the setup and the characters, the sweet conversations and the scorching sexy times. V enjoyable.
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Took me forever to finish this. Partly because I got… distracted, I guess. In any event, this circumstance is sure to colour my verdict.
That said, this was the kind of book that doesn’t start out in a particularly promising way, but does pick up a little later on. Much later, in this case.

It starts out by being repetitive. Just how many times does the narrator have to stress that he’s just about broke? I got it the first time, and I understand it’s on his mind, but by the fifth time around it’s
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I’ve been a big fan of the Tucker Spring’s series and Where Nerves End is a stellar addition to an already great series. Two men brought together by circumstance, become roommates and eventually so much more. This is a book about discovering who you are, admitting your weakness, accepting help, and realizing that coming to terms with your sexuality is not the end of the world. At times I wasn’
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
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
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
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