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Meek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned. When they run into each other the next day, Bruce is determined to get the details right and finish what they started. Westley is impressed and iMeek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned. When they run into each other the next day, Bruce is determined to get the details right and finish what they started. Westley is impressed and invites Bruce on date after date. Bruce figures they’re technically dating and might even be in a relationship, until he accidentally overhears a phone message intended for Westley. Every aspect of their time together comes into question. Now, it’s time for Westley to set the facts straight....

Title : Technically Dating
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ISBN : 9781627987806
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 94 Pages
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Technically Dating Reviews

  • Ingela
    2019-03-22 09:00

    Written March 17, 20152 1/2 Stars - Geeky cute, perky MC's, fluffy sweet....Technically Dating is a shortie M/M. I picked up this novella (2:30 hrs), narrated by John-Paul Barrel, to listening to when I took a walk today. What!?!? — A bad audiobook day?I'm sure I should had loved this romance when I was a young romantic reader at 15 or so (and been shocked by those very steamy gay bedroom scenes), but all these years later... I don't know? I'm probably just too much of an old 'bitch, a bit easy bored and insensible to all this smexy fluff. ***********************************************************From the book blurb: ‘Meek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned.’If this had been a minute longer than 2:30 hours had Technically Dating been my first DNF audiobook.I usually love nerdy, slightly silly gay characters but I have my limit when the dialogue fails. Maybe not exactly badly done or sloppily presented. These characters are both adorable cute (huggable) and there are touching moments here. And is wasn't the narrator. He did the best he could. ~ Sigh!!***********************************************************I sincerely wish I could be a nicer reviewer here right now. But NO, this became too ridiculous and next to awkward foolish for me today.I LIKE - well, too much eye-rolling

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-03-12 12:59

    3.5 starsVery easy and sweet novella with two lovable MCs: Bruce, the tech and Wolverine geek who straightens his curly hair and wears eyeliner when he ventures into clubs so he can look more hip, and Westley, a concierge at an L.A. hotel who likes to play and is very disappointed to pass up a hot night with the cutie he meets at the club. Little does Wes know that said cutie is staying at his hotel, and that when Wes sees him again Bruce will be wearing a Wolverine tie, no eyeliner in sight. I love hot geeks! Bruce was adorable in his cluelessness and insecurity. And Wes was gentle and kind, accepting Bruce with all his little quirks and hangups. What I liked less was the Big Misunderstanding that occurred due to Lack of Communication. *sigh* It felt so sudden and not entirely believable. Three months of dating and fun written off because Bruce misheard something and jumped to conclusions? The boys did get it together, thankfully, and Wes was right to be upset. Where was the begging, though? I wanted more begging. The epilogue was fluffy, and all ended in sugar heaven. Even though I think the conflict could have been better thought out, and we definitely could have used more smexy times, I enjoyed this light story.

  • Nic
    2019-02-20 13:37

    This was a nice, sweet story. Really easy reading with a nice happy ending. This little quote will give you an idea of how the plot developed."And next time, just talk, okay? Save yourself all this trouble. It's not fucking rocket science."Don't you find yourself shouting this at the characters in the book you are reading all the time?3.5 stars

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    2019-03-21 11:43

    3.75*One night at the club Westley meets a hot and sexy Bruce. They are all ready to get to know each other better but things get in the way and it looks like it just wasn’t meant to be.Well, of course they do meet again and in the light of day, the self assured and sexy Bruce turns in to a hot comic book loving yet self doubting computer geek. Bruce is an interesting character, he literally goes from eyeliner wearing, hair straightening sex- on-a-stick hottie to wolverine-tie-wearing, cartoon watching nerd with a gigabyte of insecurities.I have to say I admired Westley’s tenacity, he wouldn’t give up on the often clueless Bruce.He was patient with him and they have a really good thing going. Until the phone message Bruce overhears.I had some trouble with Bruce’s reaction to it, I found him immature and unfair to Westley. I figure after all those months Westley deserved more from Bruce, but that’s his personality, Bruce doesn’t confront.But Westley’s already shown what a good guy he is and again he doesn’t give up easily.I personally would have loved a little more groveling (or you know, a lot more) but it was still a really cute story with two really sweet guys and it left me smiling.

  • Lucy
    2019-03-20 13:32

    I liked it, the characters and the writing even as I wasn't thrilled with the misunderstanding. Bruce needed to grovel more, cause come on! But it was sweet and ultimately happy.

  • Pixie
    2019-03-03 11:34

    Vacation is over and I’m knee deep in unpacking, getting the house in order before tomorrow’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo and resuming two a days. As a result I needed a book I could listen to via audible. This book is not my usual cup of tea. First off it’s really a sweet, more leaning towards romantic then erotic. I knew that going in so it won’t lose any stars for that because the blurb and genre was accurately described. I thought the narrator did a great job switching the voices up. My main issue was with the little drama surrounding the misunderstanding. I felt that Bruce handled it like an immature asshole. To over hear a message, interpret and then dump someone without giving them a chance to explain was a red flag to me. I think if you like someone you should be willing to fight for it. No discussion was had about exclusivity, your sitting in the man’s living room, something wasn’t adding up. Made me thing Wesley deserved better. Also you know how I am about lack of confidence. Bruce needed to get some. There was no real back story as to why he felt so down on himself. He hadn’t really had any past boyfriends but it seemed self-inflected. Also listen all you boys (and girls) out there that are willing to dress up for Comic-con…that shit’s hot, there are people out there that appreciate the time an effort a great outfit takes.

  • V
    2019-03-07 13:35

    If it wasn't for the silly misunderstanding I would have rated this story higher. Still, it was a very sweet and lovely plot.

  • Bárbara
    2019-03-15 11:41

    2.5This could have been great, BUT some character traits I wasn't sold on (some cliche bullshit that was a bit too much even for me- and I'm not usually bothered by cliche things) AND some failings at adult communication made the reading experience not that pleasurable. Also there was some weird time management thing (?) Cause the time jumps kept happening without an obvious reason. Also there was some weird pov change that served no apparent purpose. It was more of a mess than I could stand. I'm mainly relieved to be done.

  • MorganSkye
    2019-03-04 08:40

    Bruce meets Westley on the dance floor one night while on a business trip. Because he’s naturally very shy, he puts on a persona that allows himself to be “free” and allows him to hook up where normally he’d be too reticent.Though the hook-up was fantastic, he gets called away before numbers can be exchanged and both he and Westley are saddened by this. Luckily they end up meeting again at Westley’s job.What comes next is a rocky friends-with-benefits-relationship that morphs into something more. But – since neither guy is really great at communication, things go horribly wrong and almost end tragically.Have no fear, they work out their differences and we get a solid HEA.**I loved 85% of this book. I really enjoyed both MCs and the smexy times were hot. Westley’s ability to draw Bruce out of his shell was sweet and I thought it was going to be a pretty straight-forward type “oh, we LOVE each other” type ending. Instead, there is a terrible misunderstanding that didn’t really make a lot of sense and it kind of bummed me out.Bruce reacts really poorly to something that should have been obvious and would have been easily cleared up with a simple conversation. It didn’t fit with their relationship and sort of came from left field.If you ignore that part and just enjoy the rest of the story, it’s worth the read/listen.AudioThis is the first narration for me by John-Paul Barrel. He did a nice job, nothing really remarkable but he let the story tell itself without distraction.Overall 3.5 of 5 stars

  • Sandra
    2019-03-18 08:34

    3.5 stars, rounded down, because Goodreads still doesn't have half stars.Cute, sweet, fluffy short about a nerdy, Wolverine-loving IT guy, who straightens his curls and wears eye-liner to clubs to be more desirable, meeting a hot, sexy guy at a bar near the hotel where he's staying for a convention/meeting. Hot, sexy guy and IT guy get interrupted before having sexy times, but fear not - hot, sexy guy is the concierge at the hotel where IT guy is staying. Confronted with the fact that the Techie wearing the Wolverine tie is the same as the hottie that got away, Westley (the concierge) gives Bruce (the nerdy hottie) another chance.Living in two different cities is not conducive to dating, but they manage, with Bruce making the trip a few times to spend time with Westley, smexy times included.This was cute. I liked both MCs and they were well suited to each other. What I didn't like is the bogus misunderstanding/misconception because Bruce assumes something he shouldn't have, and the fact that Bruce didn't see himself clearly. Still, happily, they sort it out quickly.Nice writing, great flow, organic dialogue and fairly realistic in its execution. A quick read, this is a book perfect for a summer afternoon swinging in the backyard hammock.** I received a free ARC from the publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **

  • Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
    2019-02-27 12:52

    This is a cute story with nice characters. I listened to the audiobook version of this novellaand must admit that it did not completely work for me. Some of the character voices sounded weird to me, the recording quality was not as high as I am used from other audiobooks and sometimes it was hard to catch the change of POVs. The narrator doesn't do a bad job and narrations are very subjective, but it just wasn't for me. I think I might have enjoyed the story more if I had read the book (even though I'm seriously addicted to audiobooks).I wanted to read this story, because I love me some sexy geeks. It is a short story and I love being able to try new authors without investing ten hours. It was a cute read, but I am getting a bit tired of the typical stupid misunderstanding in M/M books and there were time jumps as well as jumps in character POVs that confused me in the audio version. BUT in the end love wins and there is geeky fun.

  • Sadonna
    2019-03-19 08:41

    Very cute story about a nerdy comic-book loving IT guy, Bruce, and the hotel Concierge, Westley, he meets at a night out at a club in LA. Turns out he's staying Westley's hotel :) Westley is really attracted to Bruce, but Bruce thinks that once Westley sees how he really is that he won't want to see him. He is wrong :)They begin a weekend thing with Bruce driving up from San Diego and things are going great. Then there is a misunderstanding that results in Bruce calling it quits with Westley. Luckily Westley is a little bit persistent and then so is Bruce. Cute story with adorable MCs that put a smile on my face.

  • ~RMG
    2019-03-09 10:53

    I have mixed feelings about this one. I liked how the story started, even liked the MC's and how they adorably meshed together. Unfortunately, when the 'big misunderstanding' came about, instead of helping the plot move along in the right direction, it put a damper on things and caused the story to lose some of its momentum. The wrap up was much too quick, and I felt that Wesley deserved some serious begging and pleading from Bruce (who was forgiven way too easily for being an idiot). In the end, the book was a so-so kind of read for me.

  • Vfields Don't touch my happy!
    2019-02-28 11:34

    Have you ever wanted a book to read that you didn't need to think too hard about. Well I was happy to get just that from this quick. A geek who really has no dating confidence has awkward encounters with a concierge. Of course there's a misunderstanding, a gay best friend and a pretty cool family. Technically Dating was what I wanted at that moment.

  • Jules Lovestoread
    2019-03-10 12:45

    Enjoyed this novella VERY MUCH!! Who doesn't love comic book geeks, and sweet love stories?? Good, good stuff. <3 SEE MY FULL REVIEW at The Novel Approach! http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/20...

  • Janna
    2019-02-20 11:52

    3.5 stars

  • Brooklyn
    2019-03-11 05:46

    Just what I needed. A sweet and simple romance. This was perfect.

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-03-18 13:45

    Sometimes a short book doesn’t quite cut it…you don’t have a chance to get to know the characters, there isn’t enough story, it’s often unbelievable, or insta-love that doesn’t always work…but, Jena Wade’s Technically Dating didn’t fall into any of these traps. This was 94 pages of very likeable characters and a super cute story that left me wanting more in a good way.I really enjoyed the set-up in this book. In the opening scene, Westley has gone to a club looking for “Mr. Right-for-the-night”, and shares a sexy dance with Bruce. The dance is hot and Bruce is even hotter. He seems ultra-smooth and knows just what he’s doing when he asks Westley to come home with him, but when Westley runs into him the next day at work, he is nothing like the confident man from the night before. They are able to get past the initial awkwardness, though, and begin dating.As I said above, I really enjoyed these characters. Bruce is intelligent, a MASSIVE comic book geek, and aside from the confidence he possesses in the bedroom, is adorably unaware of how sexy he is. I would love it, actually, if the author would re-visit these guys at some point and give us more of Bruce’s backstory. She only slightly touches on this other ‘persona’ that he takes on when he goes out looking for some action, and also makes brief references to the difficult time he had in high school. In other words, it would be nice to get into his head a bit more. Westley also has a good head on his shoulders, and seems to know exactly what he wants out of life. He is taken with Bruce right away, and I loved that he was never afraid to show his interest or let himself seem vulnerable.There is a conflict in the book – as all good books have to some degree – and though I did have a bit of “Man, why are guys so lame sometimes? Why can’t they just talk?” going through my head, I felt like it was just the right amount of drama. Also, the pacing of the story was great. Nothing happened too quickly, and the time jumps that were put in worked perfectly to move the story along. And, I definitely enjoyed the end… and loved the epilogue!!! That fun scene could have definitely been a bit longer!!This was a perfect Sunday afternoon read. I would absolutely recommend it – especially if you’re looking for a great little novella!

  • T.M. Smith
    2019-02-27 10:58

    2.5/5 stars... Bruce Collins is a computer geek that wears Wolverine ties by day, and an eyeliner wearing, sexy, seductive guy by night. He meets Westley at a hotspot gay bar and the two really hit it off. Sadly, life gets in the way and what they want to be a very fun night gets cut way too short. Then the next day Bruce sees Westley at the hotel he is staying at in town for a business conference he’s attending, working at the hotel. Can you say awkward?Bruce bends over backwards to get Westley’s attention and try to finish their plans from the previous night. The two start dating until miscommunication gets in the way. Bruce is sort of a geeky dork and a bit insecure, then he mishears something and winds up pushing Westley away.So the story itself was cute in a sugary sweet sort of way. Light hearted and a bit romantic. I did not like the miscommunication. If you’ve been dating someone for months and the relationship is progressing, has the promise of so much more, you don’t just walk away over something you overheard without asking questions. There is a happy ending, again sugary sweet, but there wasn’t nearly enough begging. Now, the narration… it was horrible! This was the first audio I listened to from Barrel and it will definitely be my last. He sounded like he was on a red bull high the entire time, overly excited throughout. And there really wasn’t any changes in tone or inflection from one character to another. I just wasn’t impressed and I’ll pass on his audios going forward.If you are looking for a short, sweet, romantic read then you just might like this one, buy the book though, skip the audio. * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-12 08:34

    Reviewer: MandyGenre: M/M Contemporary3.75 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearts...Review One night at the club Westley meets a hot and sexy Bruce. They are all ready to get to know each other better but things get in the way and it looks like it just wasn't meant to be.Well, of course they do meet again and in the light of day, the self assured and sexy Bruce turns in to a hot comic book loving yet self doubting computer geek. Bruce is an interesting character, he literally goes from eyeliner wearing, hair straightening sex- on-a-stick hottie to wolverine-tie-wearing, cartoon watching nerd with a gigabyte of insecurities.I have to say I admired Westley's tenacity, he wouldn't give up on the often clueless Bruce.He was patient with him and they have a really good thing going. Until the phone message Bruce overhears.I had some trouble with Bruce's reaction to it, I found him immature and unfair to Westley. I figure after all those months Westley deserved more from Bruce, but that's his personality, Bruce doesn't confront.But Westley's already shown what a good guy he is and again he doesn't give up easily.I personally would have loved a little more groveling (or you know, a lot more) but it was still a really cute story with two really sweet guys and it left me smiling.

  • Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
    2019-03-06 13:41

    Bruce is a pretty shy geek running a training for the company he works for at an out of town hotel. Westley is the good looking concierge at that hotel and is assigned to assist Bruce for the training. When they meet at the hotel they realize that they nearly hooked up the night before at a club. Westley is surprised at how different Bruce is out of the club, but still interested in him. Bruce is surprised that someone as good looking as Westley would be interested in plain old him, but he’s sure not going to turn down the attention!This was such a cute story! Bruce was such a nerd with his Wolverine ties and buying Legos for his nephew AND himself. He’s pretty insecure in general, but especially about having a relationship. Westley isn’t a terribly deeply developed character, but that’s something I can accept in a short story. Watching the two of them get to know each other and fall for each other was fun!My only issue with the novella is that it opens with a scene where Bruce comes across as very confident in the club. We never see that side of Bruce for the rest of the story, so I guess it’s just a persona he uses when he goes out to pick up guys? I’m not really sure, so that was a little confusing. Once I settled into the story and got a better feel for who Bruce was, though, things really worked for me.I highly recommend this book for readers who like m/m and nerds. It’s a great read! I look forward to reading more by Jena Wade!

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-02-19 05:33

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 starsI really liked Bruce, a one night stand kind of guy, not by choice, who has self-esteem issues until he dons his leather pants and tight shirt and becomes a different person at the clubs, while in the rest of life he is passive and insecure. Westley, on the other hand, is more assertive and willing to go for what he wants, and whether it be men or work, there is no insecurity in Westley’s world.So what could possibly go wrong, you might ask? Ah, the joys of miscommunication, how everyone seems to fuck up the name Bruce? Will Westley be scared off by Bruce’s Marvel (comic) fetish? Will Bruce get over his insecurities, realize that he is, in fact, a good looking guy and worthy of love?Read Jason's review in its entirety here.

  • Regencyfan93
    2019-03-18 12:00

    I didn't quite see how Brett transformed himself from the shy nerd that he is into the leather-clad club-goer Westley met. Then again, Bruce wasn't ever going to see those club people again, so he could be someone else for the night.I was so pleased with Bruce when he stood up for himself against Ian. That jerk.And Westley at the comic book store. What dedication!I was glad that they could resolve the misunderstanding and have a HEA. I just talked myself from 4 up to 5 stars.

  • Miss Kate Reads
    2019-03-21 13:38

    This was cute and fluffy and fun though I not sure I would recommend the audiobook. I struggled listening to this guy. It wasn't the voices of the characters - those were good - it was the way he did the narration outside the spoken dialogue that just felt really flat and kind of nasally. It's a fun novella (I easily listened to it in a day mostly in the car) so it was worth it but I would say listen to a sample before you decide.

  • Brandilyn
    2019-03-10 10:33

    I was looking forward to this novella from a new to me author, Jenna Wade. I have a soft spot for geeky main characters. Maybe it is because I can relate, to an extent, maybe it is just the idea of a guy in glasses and a comic book shirt. Either way, I fell in love with Bruce from the beginning.Find my full review on Prism Book Alliance http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?pos...

  • Julesmarie
    2019-03-11 12:36

    Simple, unrealistic characters and the big misunderstanding plot = not for me.The second star is for the delightful execution of (view spoiler)[them running into each other after their night was interrupted. (hide spoiler)] Very sweet. Favorite Quote: "And next time, just talk, okay? Save yourself all this trouble. It's not fucking rocket science."

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-27 11:41

    Sweet and quite simple story with the big misunderstanding trope at the last third. Overall, enjoyable, although I didn't love the narrator, he didn't add anything to the story. I hated the constant use of the word geek - yes we got it from the first time that Bruce was a geek!

  • Laura
    2019-03-18 13:59

    This was a cute read. I enjoyed both the MC's and the story for the most part. I would have liked it so much more, but the "misunderstanding" between the two that caused all of the problems was just so childish and unbelievable it kept the book from being great for me.

  • Meggie
    2019-02-19 10:42

    I really dislike novellas with an idiotic twisted misunderstanding, which leads to bad decisions and breaking up for no good reason. I mean would it be to hard to simply ask about the phone call? I mean really, is it so hard to communicate?

  • Amanda Barnes
    2019-02-26 06:45

    Westley grazed the nape of Bruce's neck with the back of his fingers. "That sounds nice." He smiled, and his eyes sparked with mischief. " Plus I'm dying to see if you have X-Men bed sheets."♡♡This was such a sweet little read (: