- Title: Pins and Needles
- Author: A.J.Thomas
- ISBN: 9781635336870
- Page: 378
- Format: ebook
The truth is rarely seen on the surface, and getting to it might mean digging deep.After a devastating accident and a long stay in the hospital, the last thing petroleum engineer Sean Wilkinson wants to deal with is the settlement the oil company tries to force on him He ll never be able to work in his field again, his education is all but useless, and his surgeons are pThe truth is rarely seen on the surface, and getting to it might mean digging deep.After a devastating accident and a long stay in the hospital, the last thing petroleum engineer Sean Wilkinson wants to deal with is the settlement the oil company tries to force on him He ll never be able to work in his field again, his education is all but useless, and his surgeons are pessimistic about whether he ll ever walk again He needs someone in his corner, but most lawyers take one look at his tattoo covered foster father and turn their backs It s just Sean s luck that the one attorney willing to give him a chance is also the hottest guy he s ever seen.As a trial lawyer, Nate Delany has a lot to prove to his father, the world, and himself Sean intrigues Nate, and he struggles to reconcile the gifted tattoo artist he can t stop fantasizing about with the quiet, brilliant engineer His investigation reveals facts left out of the accident report including an illicit affair, greedy coworkers, and a vicious corporation that will do anything to protect its bottom line When Sean s life is threatened, winning Sean s case, and his heart, becomes a lot dangerous.
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I enjoyed Pins and Needles, but not quite as much as I've liked the other books I've read by this author. The pacing felt a bit slow for me. Still, I found the story intriguing and I liked both MC's and I didn't mind sticking it to the rich oil company, either.Sean Wilkinson had a lot of disadvantage growing up, but he worked hard and overcame it. People often made assumptions about him, based on class and his tattoos and the fact that his closest-thing-he-has-ever-had-to-a-father, Hawk, looked [...]
I enjoyed this, more than i thought i would. The story is mystery-legal first and romance second. I would have loved more smexy times. The chemistry between Sean and Nate was believable and kept me turning pages. Sean's insecurities broke my heart, but i am glad he had Nate and Hawk.
"I've always found that art and science are really just different reflections of reality. Different ways of appreciating the same thing, of understanding the world and showing it to others."Sean Wilkinson always tried to combine both in his life. Emanated from a difficult childhood he found a new home and a surrogate father in Hawk, a gentle from-head-to-toe tattooed giant who taught Sean not only his love for art and how to bring it to life, but also encouraged him to make something of himself [...]
Pins and needles got me hooked right away and I really enjoyed this “new-author-to-me”. There’s a lot of stuff that I like in this one : opposites attract to each other, a good intrigue, a lawyer, a show of strength to raise above shitty dealt cards. Nate has spent his life trying to please his parents but lost himself a bit in the process. Weary, he decides to quit his father’s law firm, taking a case dismissed by one of the partners to start his own business. His new client is Sean.Sea [...]
I enjoyed this much more than I expected to, honestly. It was even headed to be a 4.5 star read there for a little while. I was intrigued by both the MCs and the mystery of Sean's accident. Thomas did a really great job in the first 65% of weaving a great balance between the two. But then the last 35% was totally about the mystery, with some extra-dramatical twists, and it didn't have the same pull on me that it had previously. A lovely epilogue tried to make up for it, but I lost the momentum o [...]
Pins and Needles by A.J. Thomas is a complex story about a young man (Sean) who receives life changing injuries while working for a petroleum company. The reader is brought into the story after the fact during the recovery and while Sean's "Dad" is looking for an attorney to represent them. This brings Nate Delaney into the picture, a young lawyer, who has been trying to prove himself to his father over the last two years only to keep getting shut down day after day. Nate has had enough and is l [...]
3.75 stars rounded upMy first A.J. Thomas, thanks to my friend Irene. It was solid in writing, interesting in family dynamic, smart in technical details, and strong in characterization. I loved both Nate and Sean -- and I think Sean's occupation as petroleum engineer as well as an artist is a unique combination I rarely find in M/M romance. I still thought it was dragging a bit in the middle, though. It took me a good night sleep to get back into it again around 2/3rd of the book.
Ok, I admit itI almost missed out on this one, butwhen this one came across my radar in the form of the audio book I was going to turn it down. I said 'Oh, I'll take 'Off the Beaten Path' please and thank you' and a little voice came along and whispered in my ear (and by whispered I mean e-mailed me) 'Pins and Needles' is really good too' they said I went back to audible and listened to the sample again and said yeah this could be goodwhat the he!!? Why not and that's how I got to be here writin [...]
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I enjoyed Pins and Needles a lot. I'm kinda shocked because it was a true slow burn with the romance. It was minimum at best, and the plot was really informative. To be honest, what first drew me to the story was the blurb. Felt very real, and something that I haven't read a billion times over now. I deserve a cookie of some sort because whenever I hear the [...]
I enjoyed most of the story, especially because it's told from the dual points of view of both Sean and Nate. It even reminded me in the beginning of the John Grisham novels I loved back in high school (and god that sentence made me feel old). The characters were well developed, the plot was captivating, there was enough legalese and suspense to keep me fully engaged without being too over the top, I just wish the romance side would have been more developed.I struggled in the middle because of t [...]
4.4 Stars.So, I totally loved this book. There was a lovely slow burn. There was a bit of a mystery. There was a little bit of a confusion towards the end, but I persevered.I really liked how these two apparently dissimilar men grew into a relationship. One an attorney. The other an engineer and tattoo artist. They have much more in common than they realize, especially when they don't pretend to be anything else other than what they are to each other.Defending Sean from a big oil company in an i [...]
Wow, this book really had me hooked.Usually, the plots in romance novels are only there to embed the love story into a nice setting.That is definitely different here, so if you only want a fluffy romance this might disappoint.However, even though the romance was very slow burn and rather embedded in the story than the other way round, for me this book was close to perfect.Sean had an accident on a ship where he had just started working full-time, that cost him one leg and all his dreams of a wor [...]
3.5 STARS rounded up to 4I really enjoyed the beginning and middle of this story. I really liked the characters and their interactions. Let me be honest the science explanations kinda put me to sleep, but I understand the necessity of them. However, I really thought the ending was OTT. I also guessed who the bad guy was way before anyone else, and that kinda bothered me. I definitely would read this author again.
Tried the sample, couldn't stop reading - bought!This was awesome! Read it more or less in one sitting and I'm sad I already finished it. The story and the characters totally pulled me in and I guess will stay with me for quite some time.
First time reading this author and I must say I really enjoyed this. Sean is badly injured on the boat / oil rig he was working on which cost him his leg and almost losing the other. While seeking legal help the universe stepped in ! Nate had been taken advantage of over the past two years in his fathers legal firm and was treated like crap. After being overlooked for the work he completed he threw in the towel and decided to go solo. While his dad showed no support or understanding, Nate pushed [...]
Wow, just wow! This story was amazing! Where to start? This is a romance, but it’s also a mystery/thriller, a hurt-comfort story, and a simply-can’t-put-it-down book that packs a wallop. Sean Wilkinson loses a leg in a freak accident on board an oil drilling ship when his lover, who happens to be twice his age and his boss, orders him to dismantle a hose or risk losing not only the ship, but the invention the two have put together over the past two years that makes fracking efficient and cos [...]
Pins and Needlesis the latest release by A.J. Thomas and I fully enjoyed it!Pins and Needles tells the story of Nate and Sean. Two men who eventually develop an intense relationship once they cross paths due to personal misfortunes that upended their lives.The story starts with Nate , a lawyer who graduated top of his class and working long hours at his father’s law firm in order to prove himself and earn his just due not through nepotism but through his talent. Nate abruptly quits his job at [...]
The first half of this book was purely character driven.We meet Nate just as he is making a life-changing decision, a bit rashly but it was a long time coming. He is fed up and ready to take his law career in a different direction. It happens to be perfect timing because it leads to us meeting Sean.We also meet Sean in the midst of a life change, though hardly his choice. He is recovering from a devastating work-related injury and Nate is going to assist him with getting what he needs to help ge [...]
It's been too long since I've had a new A.J. Thomas to read, and this one was worth the wait. Nate is a trial lawyer working in his father's law firm. He's tired of waiting for his father to see his worth and the hard work he puts into his job and sets out to start his own practice. Sean is newly disabled in an oil rig accident and the company's settlement offer is paltry at best. Nate's the first lawyer to take his case seriously. The law here is very well done and even the antics that go on in [...]
From the start, when reading the blurb, I found the plot of this novel intriguing. Basically, a trial lawyer who’s been ignored and treated unfairly in his father’s firm decides to go to bat for a petroleum engineer who lost a leg and is not receiving the settlement he deserves from an oil company out for its own financial interests. That alone would have been enough for a great story, but the complex characters of Nate, who is a brilliant lawyer, and Sean, as good in his field as Nate is in [...]
4.5 stars- Lots of character depth hereI love when books selected on a whim end up being a hit. With Pins and Needles, I not only got a fantastic read, but I also was introduced to a new-to-me author. I’d bill Pins and Needles as a romantic suspense that also features a slow-burn romance in which opposites attract. Much like the romance, the suspense builds slowly over the course of the book. What initially appears to be a lawyer representing and falling for a client, turns into so much more a [...]
This book pulled me in from the beginning and held me absorbed until the last page.Nate and Sean meet for the first time during life altering situations for both men: Sean’s near-brush with death at work, Nate’s change in his career path, which also is deeply entwined with his familial relationships. Though attraction sparks, neither man is in a position to consider anything more, Sean having a long recovery and legal battle ahead of him, Nate representing Sean in an intricate lawsuit and on [...]
DNF. Lawyers, lawsuits, and court room drama just aren't my thing.
I don't have enough words to say how much I enjoyed reading this book! The first part of the book was amazing. Heartbreaking. Anger inducing. Awe-inspiring. Plain and simple everything you might want from a book and more.I fell head over heels in love with both Nate and Sean the moment they appeared on the page, and they held me captive to the very last word. The slow burn romance that develops between them is just right. It's tentative yet the connection between them is strong, and it grows str [...]
This is only my 2nd book by this author. The title is apt - I was on pins and needles for most of the time while reading this excellent story of suspense, intrigue, and romance among the ruins. Okay, so that latter part is a bit hyperbole - there are no actual ruins, per se. What is in ruins however is a promising career, a father/son relationship, and an invention that could revolutionize a part of the oil industry.But I'm getting ahead of myselfThis is a complex story, and it would behoove the [...]
It's interesting that I'm the one who's usually bored during the 'technical' reading, had never bored at all. There's so much information about the law and things with Sean's job that I read without skimming.This is actually more 'stories' about how Nate and Sean handled the case entirely, bot with Nate's job and Sean's very complicated case.There are some romantic moments between the, not much heat (imo), because I think the author really focused on the mystery in this story.It's a really good [...]
Full review at :optimumm/2017/08/25/review-pins-and-needles-by-a-j-thomas/Sean Wilkinson is 22 years old when his life is destroyed. As an Engineer, he worked on a ship for an oil company when he survived a terrible accident, and Sean lost his left leg and almost lost the other.His dad, a tattoo artist, tried to hire a lawyer for his son, but with his biker looks and tattoos, the lawyer he met refused to work with him.Nate Delany, a young lawyer working for his dad’s firm, decided to walk away [...]
4.4 StarsI don't know why I'm always surprised by how much I like books by this author. They are always meticulously researched, incredibly detailed, emotional stories that also pack a dramatic punchd this is exactly that kind of book.I mentioned in an earlier review that I found books without detail of the characters' lives, mainly their work, a bit shallow and underdeveloped - especially when that work is an important aspect to the plot. Case in point right here; it's another lawyerbut with th [...]
While this is very different from the Least Likely Partnership series, this was a very original premise for a mystery/suspense story. The main characters, Nate and Sean, are a captivating couple with their diverse backgrounds. Related secondary characters enriched the story, some admirable, like Hawk, Sean’s quasi-foster father, and some I disliked, like Nate’s dismissive, detached father and homophobic brother. Striving to gain approval for years, Nate walks out of his father’s law firm a [...]
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I loved this story and I really couldn’t put it down. It is a legal thriller in Erin Brockovich/John Grisham style. Sean is a new engineer on an oil ship when he loses his leg in an industrial accident and Nate is the young lawyer who helps Sean sue his employers. When Nate starts to investigate Sean’s company, things get very dangerous very quickly.This story manages to be fast paced and full of action while also offering [...]
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