Tops Down Bottoms Up (Ele’s review)

Title:Tops Down Bottoms Up
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Release Date: August 16th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?

length: 23,000 words approx
A much shorter version of this story was originally published in the Not Quite Shakespeare Anthology by Dreamspinner Press. This version has been revised and extended. Almost half of it is new content.

This was a sweet, light and hella sexy! It was the perfect beach read. It might be short, but it felt complete, with a nice epilogue.

I had no idea what morris dancers are, but google took care of that. Rowan thinks that morris dancers are a bunch of overweight guys who just make noise. Well, joke’s on him, because look at that guy on the cover.

After spending a wonderful couple of days at a festival, Rowan and Seth agree to meet again, but because of a small misunderstanding (which wasn’t fake btw, it can really happen) they lose each other. Thankfully, though, their friends won’t just let them go their seperate ways, without giving things another shot.

There is night swimming, smexy times in a camper van, and a lot of morris dancing!

I’d love to have learnt a few more things about the characters and their background but it’s a pretty short read. Like I said, it felt complete and totally focused on the MCs. And their…sticks of course.

Recommended for a light, fluffy, sexy read.

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Galley copy of Tops Down Bottoms Up provided by Jay Northcote in exchange of an honest review.


Mother, wife, teacher and READER. I read MM almost exclusively. My kindle is my best friend and the most important thing in my life after my son. My poor husband... I read MM romance almost exclusively. As a reader I don't have any hard limits except incest. I like Contemporary and Historicals and I rarely read Paranormal unless recommended...