My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
This was an excellent read, quick and totally entertaining! “Quick” is actually one of my only two complaints about the entire story. I wanted MORE! I mean that in two ways: I wanted more story- longer, with deeper personal interaction between Justin and Jack- and I wanted more open-door love scenes between the two of them (there is one, a very fast quickie, and one publicly interrupted escapade that ends before it really gets going). I liked the ending but wanted more exposure to the relationship between the guys before skipping straight to the happily ever after.
Justin Hayes, former boy band falsetto front man and notorious player, has one of the most amusing and appealing narrative voices I’ve read, right up there with Ash from Alexis Hall’s Glitterland. Justin has a dry wit, uses sarcasm liberally, and looks at the world from a very straight-forward perspective… and his reputation for not being able to keep it in his pants is a great comedic hook that plagues him throughout the story. I also enjoyed Jack and wish this had been told from dual-first perspective so we could get a glimpse into that formative brain of his. The relationship between the band members was hilarious and I could spend an entire book just reading their banter and antics. This is a fun, fairly clean read and is a great intro novel for readers wanting to check out the male/male genre but not sure they want to read too much guy-on-guy sex (there is no backdoor play at all, and only one scene that has explicit content, and even that is limited).