Title: Pretty in Pink
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press (self published)
Length: 58,000 words approx
Genre: Contemporary m/m romance/erotica, bisexual, new adult
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Series info: Housemates #6
The Housemates Series is a collection of standalone stories set around a student house in Britain. Each book focuses on new characters, with themes of self-discovery and sexual awakening.
Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy—and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.
Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes—normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.
Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.
Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest—first with themselves, and then with each other.
Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.
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Series Information and Links
The Housemates Series is a collection of standalone stories set around a student house in Britain. This new adult series focuses on themes of self-discovery and sexual awakening.
Helping Hand (Housemates #1)
Like a Lover (Housemates #2)
Practice Makes Perfect (Housemates #3)
Watching and Wanting (Housemates #4)
Starting from Scratch (Housemates #5)
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.
One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.
Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.
Jay’s books: http://author.to/jaynorthcotePretty in Pink by Jay Northcote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The problem with hiding your feeling and lacking of communication, leads to stupid conclusion and unnecessary heartache. Saying that you just wanted a hookup instead of admitted that you wanted more, is only brings you assumption, and affected the pain in your heart. Am I right, or right?
While I'm glad the relationship between Johnny and Ryan went well, and the sex was freaking hot to the level zero to one hundred in a second, they spent the whole 'just a hookup and no strings' too seriously. And that leads to a disappointment on my side.
I couldn't blame Johnny or Ryan on that matter, they're both had a stake on what they're created.
If only, they're 'talk', there won't be a small bit of a heartache and guilty feeling after what happened on chapter 12.
But as much as I disliked what happened then, I always enjoying Jay's writing style, because, British! I always love it when the Brits tells the story. And Jay is one of my favorite Brits :)
Besides, this romance between Johnny and Ryan based of their early 'agreement', 'just a hookup and no strings'.
The ending was a HFN, but I have a good feeling about them, when parents comes to the picture, I'm pretty sure they're for the long haul.
I hope this series wouldn't be ended here, some guys still need their stories to tell.
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