Nothing Serious

Jay Northcote
Nothing Serious
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
January 2016
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Mark O'Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he's moving out of the home they've shared for six years. They get along, but he can't fix a relationship when the person he's with is the wrong gender.

Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he's mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.

As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and "nothing serious" turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn't their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
May 10, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
147 people found the following review helpful
NOTHING SERIOUS is a really light and sweet read.

Mark is finally coming out. After being in a long term relationship since college, he's decided it's time to be honest with his girlfriend and himself. While moving out, he notices that one of the movers is a total babe and tries not to drool all over him. They finally start chatting after a mishap with a certain box filled with some personal and embarrassing items. It was cute and funny and started the story out on a light note.

Jamie and Mark start to see each other with an agreement that it's just experimenting. Jamie offered to show Mark the ropes in gay sex, and Mark took him up on this.

Their sex was hot. First times usually are. The uncertainty and the tension are turned up to high and it was delicious. They had great chemistry in and out of the bedroom.

When I say that this is a light read, I mean super light. There is no angst and not really any conflict at all. Even where there could have easily been a misunderstanding, there wasn't. While I can appreciate an easy, natural love story, I have to say I became bored and rushed to finish it.

It was an enjoyable listen. The narrator didn't use different voices for any character, even the women sounded the same. He used a lot of expression and intonation, so it didn't bother me that much. But I can't understand why there was an American accent for a British story. It would throw me out of the story every time I heard him say something like 'bollocks' or 'mate'.

NOTHING SERIOUS didn't necessarily hit me in the feels, but I liked it and will seek out Jay Northcote in the future for a cute read.
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