Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) by Jay Northcote


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Housemates Series
Book #1 – Helping Hand
Book #2 – Like A Lover 

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.

Pretty in Pink by Jay Northcote

Okay, so this was yummy #justlickit

The journey of Johnny and Ryan is most definitely sexually driven. When these guys said this is just sex they weren’t fooling around LOL So yeah, the story walked the tight rope between substance and porn on paper but it never went one way or the other. That’s not a good or bad thing, it just is. There’s a lot of sex going on in this book. Just the facts 🙂

That being said ….. there was definite room for improvement in the development of not only Johnny and Ryan as individuals, but also their relationship. I didn’t get much from the two of them except their quite compatible sexually. There needed to be a better balance for me.

But honestly, even with the lack of development, the story was good. Good enough that after reading it, I went back and read the series from the start. So yeah, middle of the road for me on this one … not quite 3 or 4 stars.

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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.
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