Title: Cruising FREE Download
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: TBC
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5
Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.
Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.
Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?
This is a nice story for lovers of friends-to-lovers-trope. It starts with Jake informing his best friend Dylan, that he won a free cruise to Alaska and wants Dylan to go with him. Dylan is happy to comply, even as he wonders why would Jake who professes to hate cold participate in contest for cruise to Alaska, which ever so coincidentally is Dylan’s dream destination.
Pal, you’re missing the clue bus.
The POV switches between two men and the narrative is easy and relaxed. There is a telling difference in guys’ voices and for such a short story they are surprisingly well portrayed.
Jake is determined to confess to Dylan he is in love with him. He just can’t gather the courage and is often distracted by admiring the scenery ( Dylan). His plans are not working, but Fate seems willing to lend a hand.
It is a short story and it shows, but I was surprised at how much author managed to work in.
It’s hot and sweet and funny and nice way to spend an afternoon.
Did I mention it’s free?