Stuck With You (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Stuck With You
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Release Date: November 21st 2018
Genre(s): Romance
Word Count: 53,000
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Two clashing colleagues stuck together for Christmas—will opposites eventually attract?

Patrick has been single since he broke up with his cheating ex almost a year ago. With Christmas looming, he’s resigned to spending it alone with only memories of happier times for company. When a business trip with a co-worker leaves them stranded in the Lake District due to heavy snow, it seems Patrick will have company for Christmas after all. It’s a shame his companion is Kyle, who’s undeniably attractive, but annoying as hell.

Aware of Patrick’s reluctant admiration, Kyle basks in the attention even though Patrick isn’t the type of man he normally goes for. Averse to relationships after being hurt in the past, Kyle enjoys the occasional hook up, but has given up on seeking anything more meaningful.

Stuck together, their antagonism escalates along with a heavy dose of sexual tension until it finally ignites. What starts as a Christmas fling soon feels like something special; but will their tentative connection melt away as the snow thaws? If they’re going to take a chance on finding happiness together, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn to trust one another.

Contains: enemies-to-lovers, snowball fights, bickering, spanking, a cute dog, a wise old lady, mistletoe, and a happy ending (of course).

Patrick and Kyle made a great enemies to lovers romance!

Patrick is a few years older than Kyle and has been assigned to be his mentor at work. They’ve done nothing but argue and drive each other crazy and everyone has noticed, including the boss. So, of course, he sends them on an overnight business trip together where they get snowed in.

It’s a comical tale for sure. When Kyle throws out that he knows Patrick has been eyeing him for months and is rebuffed, he is embarrassed and pissed. But Patrick has been eyeing Kyle for months. But he knows Kyle only does no-strings and he’s been after a relationship. He’s been burned in the past and wants something stable.

I loved Kyle. He was bossy and sure of himself, but also had a slight hesitation in his step. And he pushed every single one of Patrick’s stuffy buttons, which was a thrill to watch. Their relationship took quite a turn as they both questioned a similar latent kink. And even that was fun to read.

The story took place in a few days during the Christmas holiday and was romantic and sweet and fun to read. I loved the addition of the neighbor and how she contributed to their relationship as well. This is the perfect book to read in front of a fire with a hot cocoa.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday

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