Just for You

just for youTitle: Just For You
Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: novella
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
THE BLURB

Justin falls for Kevin the instant they pass each other on a sidewalk. Only, Kevin’s not gay. The higher ups at Kevin’s company are gay, however, and Kevin’s accidental meeting with Justin gives him an idea how to get around his controlling female supervisor. If he can gain access to the top men at an exclusive gay club, he might be able to finally share his ideas.

Justin instantly agrees to be his date, despite the obvious heartbreak that’s headed his way for going out with a straight man. At the club, Kevin gets a chance to meet the company owner, Victor Chen, and the man seems interested…both in his ideas and his date.

Kevin can’t deny his attraction to Justin, but he’s not gay. Right? He should step aside and let Justin have a chance to date Victor, who’s gorgeous, rich, and shares Justin’s interest in fashion. Despite his internal struggles, he really wants to explore their growing bond. Justin is certainly game, but a part of him knows they can’t have a future together. Is there more to their instant attraction than either suspect?

THE REVIEW

When it comes to writing excellent Gay For You (GFY) stories Jet Mykles is at the top of the class. In Just For You she proves once again that turning straight men gay is something she can do with ease and panache and the flick of a lock of hair. This book was  funny, the characters were engaging,  the prose and dialogue were entertaining and I couldn’t put it down.

Justin falls head over heels for Kevin the first time he sees him on the street and Kevin is so gorgeous Justin can’t believe that he’s not gay. He keeps asking for confirmation that Kevin really isn’t gay, regardless of the number of times Kevin tells him “no”. Eventually he gives him the location of his place of work “just in case” but he never expected to see him again. However, a few days later Kevin walks into Justin’s shop with a proposition. His bosses are gay and he has been invited to attend a party they were throwing at an exclusive gay men’s club; he wants Justin to go as his boyfriend so that he would fit in.

Justin can’t believe his luck! Not only would he be with the man of his dreams but he would also be able to touch him and even kiss him in public since they would have to pretend they were a couple.  In the meantime he tries to get in as much “practice” as he can so that Kevin would shine on his big night.

Everything works like a charm and Kevin makes the appropriate connection with Victor and Greg, his two bosses. But there’s a snag. Victor falls for Justin and schemes to win him from Kevin by whatever means, fair or foul. Kevin, who is falling for Justin, can’t make up his mind whether he wants to keep him or let him have his chance with Victor who could do so much for his career and obviously wants him, and Justin is going crazy with Kevin’s mixed signals.

You will love Justin who is a drama queen, but he’s vulnerable to and very much in love with Kevin. He doesn’t know if Kevin is just hanging around because he’s still pretending or whether he really cares about him, and he wishes that his dream of having Kevin return his feelings would come true. On the other hand, while Kevin is confused about how he feels about Justin, for someone who is straight he definitely knows what he wants from his man and is not shy about pursuing him aggressively, making his needs known and getting what he wants. But eventually things come to a head, as they always do, and they both have to make important choices.

Jet Mykles is in excellent form in Just For You as she does what she’s so good at, writing stories with terrific characters and turning straight men gay when they’re not looking. I loved Justin a lot more than Kevin, who I thought was a bit whiny and indecisive in terms of his feelings for Justin and whether he wanted to be in a gay relationship. The secondary characters were three dimensional especially Victor, and I get the feeling that his story is next. Jet also did a good job on Victor’s sister who was not the usual awful bitch or ho that seems to permeate M/M romances. The one thing that bothered me was that many of the people in Kevin’s office, including his work associates and his controlling supervisor, seemed to do a disappearing act as soon as Kevin met Victor and Greg and secured the introduction he was looking for!

I haven’t been too fond of a few of this author’s recent offerings, and also passed on Revelations, even though it was set in the Heaven Sent world, because I don’t enjoy M/M/F or M/F/M menages, but this book makes up for some misses. The writing sparkles and the dialogue is some of the best I have seen from Jet Mykles in a while. The sex was hot and there were some great “moments” between Kevin and Justin in bed.

Did I enjoy this book? You betcha and I think you will too. Of course you will have to suspend disbelief because we all know you can’t turn a straight man gay, but it’s all good fun and a wonderful fantasy of gay men everywhere 😀

Definitely recommended, whether or not you’re a fan of GFY!

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14 comments

  • Great review and I’m intrigued (clicking link to read excerpt at Loose Id ;-). I’ll look into this Heaven Sent series y’all keep mentioning here, too.
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    BTW, I think this…

    “I loved Justin a lot more than Kevin who I thought was a bit whiny and indecisive in terms of his feelings for Kevin and whether he wanted to be in a gay relationship.”

    …should read “…of his feelings for Justin,” no? That is, Kevin was whiny/etc. in his feelings for Justin?

    • Hi Kendall
      I hope you enjoy the book if you get it. Thanks for pointing out my error – it’s hard to proof your own work.:) I’ve made that change.

  • Hi Jen
    Thanks for the nice words.
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    I have always liked this author’s books until recently when she seemed to go into a swoon. I hope that Just For You means that she’s back in fighting form.

  • Great review, Wave. I agree with everything you’ve said here – including the disappearing work colleagues! This is a great book and a return to form for JM.

  • thanks for the review, Wave. you know I’ve also stopped reading most of her works after the “Heaven” series’ sudden female “intrusion” (LOL)… just not my thing and menage is a deal breaker for me.

    I am glad that she’s return to form (well, our form :P), I should check out this book 🙂

    • Hi Eve
      As I said in the review I was disappointed with some of her recent offerings and the menage was a non starter, for me anyway. But I think you will like this one. I think she’s back in her groove and I hope she stays that way.:)

  • Hmmmm, I’m not usually one for GFY stories, but you’ve convinced me to try it here. It’s going into my TBB pile, thanks.

    • Lynn
      If you want to try a GFY story this one should be on your list. Justin will probably remind you of one of Ethan’s characters, although he’s probably not as outre:)

  • I’ve read Heaven Sent series (minus ménage story, I don’t enjoy those either) and liked it. I generally cringe at GFY stories, but somehow I bought it from Jet Mykles. So, maybe I’ll try this one too. I like the fact that the ‘straight’ guy was the aggressive one.

  • I picked this up as soon as it came out and read it the same night. I just love the GFY theme and this one was no exception 🙂

  • I still say all his coworkers got laid off. The economy you know. 🙂 I quite enjoyed this as well. I liked that Kevin pursued the sexual side of their relationship rather than it seem like the gay guy bullied the straight guy into sex.
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    I do tend to get annoyed with the idea that because someone is rich and powerful (can get you a job) that makes them ideal boyfriend material. Do you only date people so they can buy you things or get you a job? Sure Victor had those things but that doesn’t make him good dating material. So I got a bit annoyed at that being repeated how great Victor was when in reality I got the impression he was a bit of a sneaky bastard. *shrug* That’s just a pet peeve of mine.

    • Tam
      Re Victor – he was not a great “person” but rather a great “character.” It would be impossible for him to have reached so far in the fashion business without being cut throat. I liked the fact that his character was not one dimensional. Sure he did try to get his man by fair or foul means and he was manipulative, but that’s why his character worked.

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      Re Kevin, at one point I wanted to slap him because he just couldn’t make up his mind whether or not he wanted Justin in his life long term.

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      Of all the characters in this book Justin wins hands down because he was so nuanced.

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