Review: Needing Seth by Shawn Lane

Needing Seth by Shawn Lane
Release Date: April 22, 2013
Publisher: Amber Quill Press
Pages: 93
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Shy and a bit of a science fiction geek, Seth Landers is afraid he’s going to die a virgin.

Then one day, Casey Logan, the sexier-than-sin doctor where Seth works, notices him. Not only that, but Casey actually asks him out!

Seth’s life could finally change for the better, but only if Casey can convince the shy geek that he needs Seth in his life just as badly…


Review: I read Shawn Lane before and I really liked what I read. I previously read Admiring Jesse, and the reason why I mention this is because we meet up with characters that we first met in Admiring Jesse. I really like when an author brings back characters from a previous book and lets the audience take a peek at how those characters are doing. For me this is something important as I enjoy discovering how previous characters are faring and is even more delightful to know that they are doing well. Yeha!

Seth is a young man still in college and trying to make ends meet, be successful in school, and deal with his parents who are not very accepting of his lifestyle. “It’s just a phase”.  I can’t imagine what that must be like, having to constantly be questioned about what you know is right for you and being told that it’s wrong, that what you’re feeling is wrong and that doing what everyone else is doing is the right thing.  Frustrating.  His Mom is annoying, but his Dad was really judgmental and down right cruel to Seth.  It really broke my heart.

The supporting characters Shawn creates are always a hoot and I was not disappointed in this book.  His straight, female best friend gives him some helpful fashion and grooming advice to help him not disappear when he’s in a room.  This really needed to happen because seriously, he was a hot mess.

Casey really is the sexier than sin doctor. He’s older then Seth yes, but he knows what Seth is experiencing and has similar feelings and growing pains and they both find out they have a lot more in common than previously believed.  Casey is a man comfortable in his own skin and is a successful doctor.  He doesn’t need to prove himself to anyone and likes to go after what he wants.  He’s not scary or abrupt, or intimidating.  He’s gentile, sensitive, smart and ambitious.  He’s not fake and he’s not a player.  These are all positive attributes.

Seth is young and immature, he’s trying to figure out what works for him and what doesn’t.  He knows he’s gay and he knows what he wants to be, career wise, but who Seth “the man”, is he hasn’t quite figured out yet.  I think living a little more, will help him settle in to who he wants to be.  In the meantime, I think he’s  a pretty cool guy, who I would like to get to know better.

Casey is older and more experienced, but they want to make their relationship work and I think that they have what it takes to make a go of it.

What I liked about this book is that even though Seth has insecurities and is inexperienced and young, he still is willing to take a chance with Casey.    I think that with Casey Seth will continue to learn and grow and I hope that the two of them will grow together as a couple as well as individually.