English student and aspiring journalist Luke Corbin should be studying. Instead he’s facing homelessness, thanks to the lover who’s just kicking him out of their posh digs. It’s not his first rejection—his father tossed him out at age sixteen—but Luke has no problem trading his favors for a home and security. Especially with rich, powerful, handsome men.
Except now, with finals bearing down, there’s no time to be choosy. He needs a roof over his head and he needs it now. Even if it means settling temporarily for a geeky, less-than-well-off chemical engineer called Russell.
Luke’s fully prepared to put out for the guy—because after all, in this world no one gets something for nothing. But Russell isn’t just a nerd; he’s an honourable nerd who wants to save himself for someone special.
At first Luke is annoyed, but the more time he spends with Russell, the closer he comes to a devastating realization. He wants to be that someone special. Except he’s fallen for the one man he can’t seem to charm…
– this story works – beautifully so – Mrs Giggles
– a pretty terrific, well written story about looking below the surface to find love. If you’re looking for an entertaining story with likeable characters, then you can’t go wrong with Pricks and Pragmatism. – Jenre, on Three Dollar Bill Reviews (awarded 4.5 stars)
– a delightful and absorbing read. Luke will warm your heart while Russell is adorable as geek… I think it’ll be a big hit with romance fans. – Kassa, on Jessewave’s blog.
A well developed plot, compelling characters, and excellent writing prove to be a winning combination. Pricks and Pragmatism by J.L. Merrow is a refreshing story about love and redemption. The ending will tug at the heartstrings, but it will also leave a smile on the reader’s face – Whipped Cream Reviews (awarded Best Book)
the writing is flawless and compelling, it features three of my favorite romance tropes: virgin hero, slutty hero and ugly duckling, and both leads are likeable. Overall a very engaging story – Grade 4.5. – Brie at Romance Around the Corner.
Awarded 4 Nymphs by Literary Nymphs.