Title: Helping Hand
Series: Housemates #1
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: MM Romance
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.
Recently I find GFY stories a bit annoying: lots of freaking out, and even more whining. No, thanks. But Helping Hand is perfect to my taste in many ways. It is how a GFY story should be written!
❤ The romance: from an easy, comfortable but not too deep friendship to falling for each other, but without hasty love confessions, giving a promising start for their relationship. No unnecessary drama, only fun!
❤ Plot, pace, and timing: perfectly-timed, well-structured, though totally predictable plot – but it is easily forgivable because these two are just too adorable!
❤ Great chemistry: intimate and goose-bumping moments, blazing hot sex, without glamour.
❤ Romance development – slow progress, slow exploration of feelings and of each other.
❤ Just the right amount of freaking out, uncertainty, and misunderstanding.
❤ Humor and a perfect dosage of fluff.
I loved Helping Hand so much that I read it twice in a row (and now, on the excuse of writing a review, for the third time). Highly recommended!
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