Summer Heat (Ele’s review)

Title: Summer Heat
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Release Date: June 9th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.

When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.

Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.

A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.

The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.

indeed! This is the perfect beach read, very steamy and fairly low angst. And did I mention sexy?

When Adam’s boyfriend dumps him, the first and only person he turns to is his best friend, Finn. And what better way to get over said asshole boyfriend, than to go with Finn on a trip in Spain?

What I liked:

    Ginger MC, everyone! You know how I feel about them and in this case Adam’s ginger-ness was on the forefront more often than not.

    Friends-to-lovers theme, done very well.

    The threesome that acted as a catalyst for Adam and Finn to get together. I almost loved the third person as much as the MCs. I’d love to read a story about Niall in the future.

    The sex. There is A LOT of it. Finn and Adam make up for all the pent up feelings they had all these years.

    Jay Northcote’s writing is always top notch and deliciously British.

What I didn’ love:

    -I felt that the transition from friends to lovers was somewhat abrupt. I’d have liked a little less sex and some more conflict maybe. But I generally like conflict in my books, so that’s more like a personal preference.

    -I found the last scene with Drew a little odd.

All in all, I enjoyed and I do recommend it for a light, sexy, fun read.

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Galley copy of Summer Heat provided by Jay Northcote in exchange of an honest review.


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