Author: Kay Ellis
Genre: LGBTQ, MM, romance, gay romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
SynopsisDevon Alexander is a wealthy successful businessman. The world is his oyster. In his work life he is decisive and in control.
His private life is another matter.
There, he doesn’t know if he’s coming or going in his on-off relationship with Jesse Young, an unemployed aspiring model half his age.
Can Devon and Jesse overcome the obstacles and outside influences standing in their way? Can they leave behind their own fear and mistrust? Or will they be their own worst enemies?
*** ARC provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
I can safely say this story was not what I expected from the blurb, other than these two men really liked to put a damper on their relationship with bad decisions most of the time.
For one, Devon, while a successful CEO and 40 years old, seemed very immature at times, especially when dealing with his mother, his friend Antonio and with Jesse. However, he was likeable for the most part.
Jesse is younger, much younger, 22 years younger actually and has led a very difficult life up until the moment he met and fell for Devon.
They don’t have it easy, seeing as everyone thinks Jesse is a gold digger (including Devon sometimes) and Devon’s mother keeps interfering to break them up. Never mind, Devon’s ‘good’ friend Antonio, who is eviler than evil and I hated to bits.
The story deals with some serious issues (drugs, rape, panic attacks), but it isn’t overly serious. Actually, Devon has a somewhat self-deprecating humor. It was entertaining and the chemistry between the characters, when they weren’t self-sabotaging their relationship, was pretty good and hey, it has a HEA ending, with awesome friends that showed them that it was all worth it in the end and that you need to fight for what you want.
*** Rating: 4 stars ***
Buy LinksAmazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TE9XMRG
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TE9XMRG
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00TE9XMRG
GiveawayPrizes: 1 x $20 WIP Gift Card and 1 x ebook copy of Young at Heart
About the authorKay Ellis lives in rural Oxfordshire in the UK, where she’s mum to two beautiful daughters. From an early age, she has written stories, with a sole readership of one – her mum, Sylvia. In 2013, someone suggested Kay enter a competition on national television to find a new ‘racey reads’ author. Much to Kay’s surprise, she made it to the final three, and although she didn’t win, the high praise received for her work gave her the confidence to start submitting to publishers.
When not writing, Kay enjoys reading, eating out and the theatre.