Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Watching and Wanting by Jay Northcote

Watching and Wanting
Housemate #4
by Jay Northcote
Release Date: January 20, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance

Watching Jude’s cam show stirs desires Shawn’s always denied...

Shawn is adrift. Recently graduated, he’s stuck in a dead-end job that barely pays the bills. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends have moved on, and he’s still in Plymouth—going nowhere.

Jude is a student living in the same shared house. Out and proud, he’s everything Shawn’s been running from since he hit puberty. When Shawn discovers Jude works as a cam boy, he can’t resist the urge to watch one of his shows. It makes Shawn want things that scare him, yet his fascination forces him to confront his attraction.

Keen to explore his bicurious side, Shawn suggests they do a show together. Jude agrees, and things get complicated—and kinky—fast. But Jude isn’t looking to get involved with someone so deep in the closet. If Shawn’s going to get what he wants, he needs to find the courage to stop hiding from himself and be honest about who he is.

All the books in this series are guarantee to be short, sexy and sweet. Watching and Wanting is no exception. The best part to me is actually seeing Jez and Mac, the couple from book 1 fighting over Mario Kart.

Jude is a cam boy. Oh dear. That just scream sexy even though he usually do it solo. Non of the housemates actually know what he did in his room. Studying perhaps?

Shawn is one of the douche bag in the previous books. He was a douche bag in here too. He sounds like a total homophobe with some of the comments he make to his roommates, who are mostly gay. The only reason I don't hate him is that I knew he didn't mean to be nasty. It sort of like a natural reaction to blurt things out and I'm assuming there might be some repressed feelings in his case. 

When Shawn accidentally found out Jude was a cam boy (yeah, because people just don't practice locking the door when they knew they are getting naked), and subsequently stalking over his video online, some of his repressed feelings starting to surface. When the temptation to try something new and foreign is too much to hold back, instead of admitting his bi-curiosity, Shawn decided that he want to earn some money as well by partnering with Jude for the cam session. Excellent idea! Just hang tight for some really steamy and hot time.

The line was blurred for Jude and he was confused with Shawn's interest. Shawn also acting weird in front of their friends and worried they might find out about his proclivities. It seems like coming out to a bunch of your gay friends isn't as easy as one assume to be. But no matter his fault, I still think he is a character worth forgiving and his decision towards the end was a nice touch.

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. 

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since. 

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks. 

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.