When Noah’s insecurity threatens their fledgling relationship, can Sol convince Noah that he’s enough?
Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah usually sees on his commute home.
When a friend persuades Noah to take a big risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. But Noah doesn’t believe he’s interesting or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention.
As Sol tries to get closer, Noah tries to protect his heart by pulling away. If their relationship is going to survive, Noah needs to accept that Sol sees him very differently to how Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.
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Ahh… this book was a pure and simple love story. It was incredibly refreshing to read about two young men, with their own sets of insecurities, finding each other, loving each other, and just being happy together.
Noah is a tall, skinny, too pale (all in his own words) and shy book nerd. Every evening, on his way home from work, he sees a man who is golden skinned, handsome, and exudes confidence. Noah yearns to find the confidence to approach his golden stranger, but fears rejection, or worse, a beating if the man happens to not be gay. With some urging from his best friend, Noah takes a huge risk and catches his golden stranger’s attention in a somewhat unusual manner.
Sol is a golden skinned, slightly short, well muscled ex gymnast turned zookeeper. Every evening, on his way home from work, he sees a cute, skinny, shy bespectacled man. Sol yearns to make a connection with his pale bookworm, but isn’t quite sure how to approach the adorable man. Then, one day, he opens his favorite newspaper and finds a very interesting advertisement..
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this book. Noah and Sol build an extremely realistic relationship, quickly falling head over heels for each other. Everything is going well until both men’s personal insecurities begin to get the best of them. In a classic romance novel twist, the issue all comes down to that ever present lack of communication. I loved the fact that there wasn’t this massive and dramatic plot twist that pulled the characters apart. Everything that happened in this book is such a mirror to what comes between so many real life relationships, that I found myself identifying with both men from the first word!
I give this book 5 pieces of eye candy!!
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.