Title: Nothing Serious
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 143 Pages
At a Glance: Nothing Serious is a light-hearted book, low on angst and high on sweet feelings.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: What happens when “nothing serious” turns into something more complicated?
Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender.
Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.
As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?
Please note that although this edition has been re-edited for publication, there is no new or additional content.
Review: Nothing Serious is another Jay Northcote oldie that got a new cover to go with its new release. It’s much closer to his writing style than his other re-release, The Little Things, so this time I can safely say that anyone who likes his work and hasn’t read this one yet will be very, very happy to do so.
It’s a casual-to-serious relationship trope with the characters suffering from miscommunication so much that they end up having a conversation and talking about two different things. They assume many things about what the other is thinking or feeling, and prefer to stick to that rather than have a real conversation about what concerns them. That’s pretty common with this trope, but it was done really nicely here even if their reluctance to talk about the important stuff was frustrating at times.
I liked that the story spans a few months, and it takes time for the characters to develop feelings. We see them meet and take a lot of little steps together while moving towards a real relationship. I didn’t like that the people around them had to push in order for them to take some of these steps, but I still liked their friends and family.
Nothing Serious is a light-hearted book, low on angst and high on sweet feelings. It’s fairly short but doesn’t seem like an unfinished story. It’s the perfect feel-good read to lift your mood and make you smile.
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