Book Review: Summer Heat by Jay Northcote

1c6d1-coverTitle: Summer Heat

Author: Jay Northcote

Publisher: Jaybird Press

Publication Date: June 9, 2017

Genre: Contemporary, MM Romance

Format: eBook

Length: 205

Rating: 3 Stars 

Purchase links: Amazon US | Amazon UK



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.


♦ Personal Thought ♦

The amount of shower this book has, I swear my skin was turning into prune! 😀

Believe it or not, this is my first Jay Northcote‘s book and I don’t know why it took me so long to pick any of his titles before! I enjoyed the writing style and – except for the opening – basically angst-free vibe this book has.

Summer Heat is a sweet and straightforward story between long-time friends Finn and Adam. Told in alternate first person POVs, the affection between the characters practically leaped from the pages, during and outside of sexy times between the two men. Finn and Adam were such charming characters that – despite not preferring too many graphic sexual acrobats in my reading (and the many shower reference earlier) – I couldn’t begrudge them going at it like rabbits.

Reading this made me feel like tagging along on the steamy vacation along; enjoying the beach, sun, and sex (minus experiencing the sunburn and sore muscles). 😉 It’s fun, hot, sweet – a light and feel-good friends-to-lovers tale that was devoid of drama. For a first timer to the author’s works this is not a bad introduction and I’ll be sure to look up his backlist for more titles to read.


Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.