Reviewed by Louisa
TITLE: Summer Heat
AUTHOR: Jay Northcote
NARRATOR: Mark Steadman
PUBLISHER: Jaybird Press
LENGTH: 4h 43m
RELEASE DATE: July 3rd 2017
A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.
When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.
Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.
A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.
The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.
Summer Heat by Jay Northcote and Narrated by Mark Steadman is a cute, sweet and feel good story. When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, best friend Finn is there to help pick up the pieces. While Finn has a crush on Adam and always has a week away helps Adam see that they are meant to be together.
While the storyline has been done before. This had a sweet, innocent bend to it that made the story so enjoyable. The week away in Spain at a gay resort was a good way for these best friends to become lovers. And what was even better, is that the sex is hot. And the way they came together for the first time in a threesome worked so well and given the sweet nature of the book I hadn’t expected it to. Jay Northcote wrote that first time they were together wonderfully. The men they interact with at the resort are good fun and well in keeping with a wonderful holiday on the coast of Spain.
There are moments in the book that it feels a little bit like a list of activities, especially at the start. A step by step process of Adam getting ready to go for a run for example. But that quickly fades away allowing you to enjoy the story.
Mark Steadman does a great job narrating. At the beginning, it was a little slow and felt forced. But as the story continues it smooths out into a relaxed pattern. His characterisations and accent really work for the story and feel age appropriate for the men involved.
Overall I greatly enjoyed the story of Adam and Finn starting their relationship. It was well written and well narrated and just good fun.
RATING: 4.5 Stars