Title: Wacky Wednesday
Author: J.A. Rock
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Buy link: Amazon.com
Genre: BDSM, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short Novel(171 pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Larissa
Review Summary: A funny, laugh-out-loud story with a be-in-charge Dom and a brat to end all brats sub in a wacky, body-switching situation.
Things have been rocky lately for brat Jayk and his dominant partner Amon. Jayk, a college dropout, recently returned to school, while Amon, the HR director at a major financial firm, faces pressure at work. Their D/s partnership suffers as Jayk deals with his stress by acting out, and Amon deals with his by cracking down.
When Jayk and Amon wake one morning to find they’ve switched bodies, each is determined to prove he can handle his partner’s life for a day. But as the chaos builds, their swap proves more confusing, enlightening–and sexier–than they’d anticipated.
This story reminded me of the movie Freaky Friday, but only much better. I guess it was written with a wink to the movie. In any case, Wacky Wednesday drops right smack in the middle of both an established relationship and the switched-bodies situation.
When Jayk wakes up on Wednesday morning, all excited for Luciana Diamente’s Dungeon Party, it’s not in his own body, but that of his partner and Dom, Amon. Instead of freaking out, he just goes with it, thinking Amon was the cause of it.
They’d had a difficult day the day before that culminated in a sad and depressed Jayk (never a good thing) and a frustrated Amon and a poor, abused alarm clock as well as a poor abused cute butt. As we all well know, beginnings of relationship are new, fresh and easy, but they don’t always stay that way and it gets harder to make things work. Jayk and Amon have reached that particular part, not aided by Amon’s stressful job as a HR director and Jayk’s toils at college. They are struggling a bit to make things work, but Amon is controlling and Jayk is exceptionally bratty.
So it’s refreshing for them to step in each other’s shoes for an indeterminate amount of time. It’s funny how Jayk and Amon think the other’s life is so much easier. In the course of a day, with many a hilarious and sometimes serious situation, that view is altered.
I won’t tell you what made me laugh out loud in a full and crowded bus, but it was often (to the point that someone actually asked me for the title of the book). Wacky Wednesday is a well written, well developed story and it is obvious that the author took care with writing the characters and the story itself.
Throughout the story, you get a good feel for Amon and Jayk and their very different characters. They each have their own voice in the story and that’s what I especially liked. Neither character is just a generic story character, something I was afraid of when starting this. Especially in humorous stories, characters are often funny stereotypes.
Amon is very much the alpha in character. He exudes power and control. This comes back both in his work and his home situation. He is the older character and sometimes too serious. It made me roll my eyes at him sometimes and agree with Jayk.
Jayk on the other hand, is a lot more light hearted, caring, funny, but also needy, exceedingly bratty and has a hard time focussing. He needs the control that Amon gives them in their relationship. He does have a unique outlook on the world and it’s amusing to read how he gets himself into trouble without meaning to.
Overall, Wacky Wednesday is a wicked funny, enjoyable read. It’s well balanced between humorous and serious and the ending is befitting the story. I wasn’t familiar with this author before I read Wacky Wednesday, but now I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for other work. The m/m book world could use a lot more well written, romantic comedies like this one.
Oh, and if you do read this story, keep an eye out for the Human Rodeo scene. It’s hilarious!