HELLO FRIENDS, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS RELEASE DAY! LIKE A LOVER; HOUSEMATES #2, BY JAY NORTHCOTE IS THE PERFECT SEQUEL TO BOOK 1; HELPING HAND!! I HAVE MY REVIEW, LINKS, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT AND AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS, LET'S GET STARTED!!
BOY DOES THIS APPLY TO JOSH!!! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Like A Lover (Housemates #2) by: Jay Northcote
reviewed by: Becky
Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debts. Focused on his goals, he’s working as an escort to pay his way. He enjoys the no-strings sex and doesn’t have the time or inclination for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client.
When Rupert meets Josh in a bar, he’s smitten on sight. He’s never paid for sex before, but when Josh propositions him, he can’t resist. He should have known one night would never be enough. Luckily for him, he has an inheritance to support his addiction to Josh, because his job in IT wouldn’t cover the cost.
With each appointment the lines get increasingly blurred. Something is developing between them that feels more like a relationship than a business transaction, but they come from different worlds and to go from client-and-escort to lovers seems impossible. If they want a future together, Josh and Rupert have a lot to overcome.
I have to start by saying, what a sweet cover, wow love it!! Ok now that that's out of the way I get to talk about this lovely book! This is the perfect sequel to Helping Hand, and I am so glad it is Josh's story!
Josh is paying his way through college by working as an escort, no strings sex is his thing, he doesn't like to get too close, when he meets Rupert he may not have much of a say in what his heart wants!
Rupert is smitten at first glance by Josh, so much so that he agrees to pay for sex, it seems the more he gets the more he wants, but is it just one sided, or is Josh struggling with his feelings too?
You will root for these two, and I wanted a sweet Rupert of my own :P, I love these two guys and you will too! You will also love getting to catch up with the gang from the first book, this is a must read for sure!
I can't wait to see what Jay has in store for us next, but I know it will be top rate also! Thanks Jay for giving Josh the wonderful story he deserves!!
the 5 lemonade rating :)
I DID THE LEMONADE RATING IN HONOR OF A VERY SWEET LUNCH DATE! HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THIS ONE, GRAB IT GUYS YOU WILL LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO!!
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“I like your lip ring,” Rupert said. His gaze dropped lower to Josh’s collarbones. “What are your tattoos of?”
“Swallows.” Rupert would just be able to see the wing tips that showed in this low-necked T-shirt. “Two of them.”
“Have you got any other tattoos?”
Josh gave a slow, teasing smile. “Maybe. Do you want me to show you?”
Rupert met his eyes again. There was a flicker of uncertainty before he answered. “Yes. I’d like that.”
Josh turned over the possibilities in his mind. It had been a long time since he’d had sex for anything other than for money. He usually saw clients at least three nights a week. They scratched the itch for him, and he didn’t have the time or inclination to hook up with other guys. He hadn’t dated since he’d started working as an escort. Josh didn’t like lying about his job, but most guys didn’t want to date escorts.
It would be easy to pick Rupert up tonight, though, and have no-strings sex with him for fun rather than cash. But Josh’s rent was due.
“Me too. But it’ll cost you,” he finally said.
Rupert frowned, obvious confusion crossing his features as he tried to make sense of Josh’s words. “What? I don’t—”
“You’re hot, and I wish I could do this without asking you for money. But a client let me down this evening. I have a hotel room booked and paid for next door, and I need someone to cover the cost for me.” The lie came smoothly. “I can’t afford to have sex for free tonight.”
Rupert’s mouth dropped open. Shock was evident on his face, but there was something else that was harder to read. His cheeks flooded pink again and his eyes went dark. “You’re….” His voice came out husky, and he cleared his throat. “You’re a….”
“A sex worker. An escort, to be precise. Hooker, rent boy, you get the gist. I’m an expensive one too. But my clients think I’m worth the money.” Josh waited, tension making a muscle tick in his jaw as he forced himself to stay still and hold Rupert’s gaze. On the occasions he’d tried picking up clients face-to-face, their reactions had varied. Interest, anger, excitement, disgust… he’d seen them all. He steeled himself, ready for rejection.
Rupert licked his lips. “How much?” he finally asked.
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.