Title: Helping Hand
Author: Jay Northcote and Mark Steadman (Narrator)
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Release Date: May 13th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Jez Fielding and James MacKenzie – Big Mac to his mates – are in their second year at uni. After partying too hard last year, they make a pact to rein themselves in. While their housemates are out drinking every weekend, Jez and Mac stay in to save cash and focus on their studies.
When Jez suggests watching some porn together, he isn’t expecting Mac to agree to it. One thing leads to another, and soon their arrangement becomes hands-on rather than hands-off. But falling for your straight friend can only end badly…unless there’s a chance he might feel the same.
One of the things I love most about this story is how neither Jez or Mac think of themselves as anything other than straight, but when their friendship gets more physical and their emotions get more involved as they grow closer, being together is not an obstacle, it’s just right for them.
I had so much fun reading this story, and am so happy I enjoyed the audio just as much.
While Mark Steadman does have a couple of minor issues with pauses and his inflection, overall his narration was good and lent an even more sexy tone to the story (which was a huge bonus!). I liked his style and his accent was easy to follow for this non-Brit.