Title: Love Jake (Rags and Riches #2)
Author: E.M. Leya
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: March 13, 2016
Page Count: 136
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Jay worked hard to become one of the best attorneys in the state. He loves being able to help others and see lives changed because of what he does. Professionally, he is flying high, personally not so much. Going home to a quiet house is what he thought he wanted, but is it?
Chris grew up on the streets, learning how to survive and take care of his needs. With his faithful companion, Jake, a beautiful dog who was abandoned and left for dead, Chris works to keep them both alive, always putting Jake’s needs before his own. Chris’s biggest fear is having Jake taken from him, and when that becomes a possibility, it’s Jay who steps in to save the day.
The decision to take Jake in was an easy one. Jay can’t see him taken to the pound, and Chris and Jake torn apart. Working out a plan to make sure that doesn’t happen, Jay finds that he might be the one who is being rescued.
The bond formed between the three grows stronger every day, but when it comes time for Chris and Jake to leave, Jay’s not sure he can watch them go. Letting go of fear isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s the only way to find out what is truly in your heart.
It’s probably a bit insulting to say this, but I went in reading this with little to no expectations. I just liked the idea that both of these men came together because of their mutual love for a dog. But I really liked this! I hate the idea that an older, wealthy man would put the moves on a homeless man and make him feel like a whore, but Jay did no such thing. He encouraged Chris and gave him a safe haven and let him fly and make his own decisions. It felt very healthy.
No, this isn’t rocket science or a M/M book for the archives, but it’s a fun, low angst enjoyable story about 2 great guys and a really fucking cute dog.
Recommended when you need a palate cleanser and a little sweetness. This is a good one to tuck in your back pocket for a rainy day.