Pushed by E.M. Leya

Title : Pushed                                  Word Count :49,065

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb :Tyler really needs the advertised nursing job after the recent break-up left him with nothing more than a bag of clothes and his car. To his surprise, the child he thought he would be caring for turns out to be a fully-grown, angry, young man who appears to be busy feeling sorry for himself.

Jason is more than fed up at his mother’s attempts to coddle him while he is fighting his own demons. When the new nurse appears, he tries to send him packing straight away. He doesn’t need or want anyone’s help.

The two strike a deal to help them with their situation, working together to try and piece back their broken lives and find a way to move forward.

Overcoming their differences and finding common ground isn’t easy at first, but Tyler is convinced he can prove to Jason that there is so much more to look forward to. A little trust and honesty can go a long way into helping both of them heal and show that sometimes it takes just a gentle push to make big things happen.

My Review : From the very first moment we meet Jason, it’s clear to see that he is lashing out like a bear because he is lonely, hurt and he feels trapped into a body that portrays him as half of a man. He is a man who has been to war in Afghanistan and came home, only to have a car accident turn him into a double amputee with a useless right arm. He is stuck in his third floor rooms with overbearing parents who are constantly pushing him to talk about his feelings. He has given up on trying to convince them that he is not a threat to himself. They have hired Tyler a down on his luck nurse who has just endured a horrible breakup and needs to get away from sunny California. Tyler is just the right person to push back and get Jason to get moving again.

 After a few weeks Jason realizes how good Tyler is for his sanity. Their attraction for each other starts building slowly but surely. They are both hesitant, because  they each think the other is straight. Jason is scared and insecure about Tyler’s reaction to his scarred and broken body. On the other hand, Tyler is worried about losing his position and the only home he has at that moment.  Despite their secret attraction , a very easy friendship plays out with these two. There is a nice build up in this story that makes it a very sweet romance. 

Once they figured each other out, Jason became very assertive in the bedroom which was cause for some hot fun. Who doesn’t like a man who knows what he wants and takes charge? I know I certainly enjoy the efforts of assertive men😉. Tyler truly offers a new lease on life to Jason in every way.  He has totally rejuvenated Jason’s mind , body and spirit. Tyler has carved out the perfect man for  himself. They both trusted each other implicitly and formed a stronger bond than they could have ever imagined. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.