Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 138 pages
Genre: Contemporary gay erotic romance
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska
Release Date: Wednesday July 1st
Against his better judgment, Patrick convinces Will that a little no-strings fun is just what they need. Patrick doesn’t want to get involved with a guy on the rebound, and Will isn’t interested in starting something serious with a student. But Patrick’s never been good at separating sex from feelings, and this time is no exception. As their weeks together draw to a close, they need to decide if they have something worth pursuing or if it’s really just a casual thing.
Patrick has had a crush on his brother Ben's friend Will for quite a while, but Will was already in a relationship, so over then something he did while drunk, Patrick has never acted on his feelings.
When he arrives to cat sit while Ben is away, Patrick then finds out that Will is staying there while waiting to get into his new house. Patrick is less than impressed with Ben, and wonders how he will survive the two weeks living with Will in the same house.
Although this have a rather shaky start, Patrick and Will finally get together as friends with benefits, but although this is what Patrick has agreed to, his feelings actually run far deeper.
Things all come to a head while out at a coffee shop one morning, and Patrick decides to reveal his true feelings to Will. This was possibly the worst decision that he could have made, and to Patrick it seems like Will doesn't want anything else to do with him. Patrick ends up heart broken.
I have to admit, that at this part of the book, I was feeling really sorry for Patrick, and was beginning to hate Will for the way he was treating Patrick.. I know that Will had been burned before, but it was as though he was expecting the same thing to happen with Patrick, and this meant that Patrick would cheat on him.
This book actually gave you what both men were feeling, and I wanted to reach into the book and shake some sense into Will, but luckily for me, Ben actually stepped up and spoke to both Will and Patrick.
The book shows Will and Patrick together, but personally I feel there could even be a follow up book to this, to show how they manage once Patrick is back at University.
“No.” He jumped off the bed, fisting his hands in his hair. “No fucking way. Ben, please tell me you’re not leaving me alone for two weeks with the guy I have a huge unrequited, and frankly, embarrassing, crush on?”
Ben shrugged. “He needed somewhere to stay. I’d sort of forgotten you had the hots for him.”
“How could you forget?” Patrick paced in front of the bed. “The last time I was here, I tried to climb into his lap and told him how hot he was. In front of his boyfriend.”
“Oh yeah.” Ben grinned, and Patrick stopped his pacing to punch him on the arm.
“It’s not funny.”
“It was hilarious.” Ben ducked out of the way when Patrick tried to punch him again. “Look, you were drunk. We all were. He doesn’t hold it against you.”
“But he won’t have forgotten.” The whole thing still made Patrick cringe every time he thought about it. He may have been drunk, but sadly not drunk enough to wipe the horrifying experience from his brain.
“Sit down. I think you might be overreacting just a tad.” Ben even used his finger and thumb to demonstrate how much he thought Patrick was overreacting before grabbing Patrick’s arm and yanking him back down onto the bed.
Patrick sighed. Fine. Maybe he was being overly dramatic, but come on. This was Will. Tall, dark, and handsome, and as easygoing as Ben. He oozed charm and made you want to curl up with him somewhere warm and never ever move. Well, that last part could just be Patrick.
He was going to make such an arse of himself. He flopped onto the bed and covered his face. “I hate you. You are the worst brother ever.”
An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.