Book Review ~ Streets Apart by H.J. Perry
Book Title: Streets Apart
Author: H.J. Perry
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Length: 122 pages/32,000 words
A gay friends to lovers romance novella of 32,000 words.
I’m Aaron. I’ve got a crush the size of Europe on Joe, who lives across the street, and when he’s around, I transform into a prize idiot.
The rest of the time I’m a trainee plumber, following my father and brothers into the construction industry. On Sundays, I transform into a player in the amateur football league. In all, a confident, well-adjusted guy. For a 20-year-old virgin who lives with his parents and falls apart over the boy not-quite next door.
Joe’s cute, sexy and fun. I know he’s fun because we used to play together as kids in the massive posh house that he lives in with his parents, the doctors. Now he’s at university, studying literature; we don’t see each other anymore.
How do I ask a guy for a date when I can’t string together a coherent sentence when he’s around, and I don’t even know if he’s gay?
And what’s more, no one knows I’m gay.
This is a feel-good romance about two young men who are crazy about each other and do lots of kissing, hand holding and taking their clothes off.
A complete story with a happy ending.
4 Stars *copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review* Aaron has had a crush on the boy across the street, Joe for a couple of years. They used to play together as children, but school and jobs have gotten in the way. A chance encounter makes Aaron face his crush head on. This was a great read. The premise is good, and it's well written. It was quick and easy to read, and it flowed well. Aaron's character was very well developed. Joe's character could use some more development, but since this is just the first installment, I'm hoping for further development in book two. The characters had a great chemistry and connection. They are both likable and I'm looking forward to seeing where the next installment leads them. This was a delightful, sexy and enjoyable read. Highly recommended!
About H.J. Perry
Almost 50 and English. Lives in the UK.
Identified as part of the LGBT crowd since before those letters came together. A lifelong campaigner around those issues that affect us.
An avid wide-ranging reader. Mostly reads:
Books with LGBT themes and characters.
Website ~ https://helenjperry.wordpress.com/
Twitter ~ HelenJPerry