Published by Jaybird Press on 18th May 2018
Genres: MM Romance
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Maaaaaaate, I am not even sure what I am thinking when it comes to this book and I finished nearly 72 hours ago.
I keep tittering on the edge of liking it and absolutely hating it. I just couldn't connect with Joel what so ever- every single decision brought out an emotion that sucked. Not one single good feeling came forward for him, even his relationship with Evie bugged me.
It was a little slow going and i kept checking my % as I couldn't get over how far we were going into the book and get we still haven't got to the main relationship - instead we had to read one of the main characters have explicit sex with another guy.
I loved Dan, he played his part well and I really felt for him when their "relationship" came to an end. His attitude to Evie was great and I could tell deep down he really cared for that little family of two.
Then we get to Liam and he, for me stole the show. He was far too good for Joel and didn't deserve the turmoil he was put through.
The writing was good, the storyline left a little to desired and 1 out of the 3 characters mentioned annoyed the back outta me.
I finished purely because of Liam, I just wished he got his HEA with someone else..
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you appreciate what you have.
There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter
Evie is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from
university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free
nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are.
One cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel’s life is turned upside-
down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree
relationship with Dan cracks under the strain.
Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn’t a foregone conclusion, shakes
Joel to the core. Their attraction is mutual, and Liam makes no secret of how
serious he is about Joel. But Joel is wary. He tells himself he’s keeping Liam
at a distance for Evie’s sake, when really he’s protecting his own heart. Taking
a chance on this new relationship with Liam may seem a small step—a little
thing—but is it one Joel can take after losing so much already?
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
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.