Jason escapes into the magic of a Broadway play every weekend. Musicals always have a happy ending and for a few hours he can believe there’s a happy ending waiting for him, too. When the tall drink of water who works on the top floor of Jason’s building, wants to take him on a date, Jason is surprised. After all, Jason is awkward and skinny, and sees himself as a boring accountant, while Paul is tall, dark, and incredibly hot.
Despite Jason’s reservations, Paul and Jason start dating and attending the shows Jason adores. But if Paul likes musicals as much as Jason, why does he always doze off? Is Paul leading a double life? Does he have a wife tucked away somewhere?
Jason knows Paul is hiding something and when the secrets come out, Jason finds his fantasy comes to life, right there on the stage.
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Title: The One That I Want; Hopelessly Devoted
Author: RJ Jones
Genre: Gay Romance, Musical
Length: Short Stories
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
THE NEXT morning he was there again, and his lips quirked in a small smile when he saw me. I looked at all the people milling around the elevator, then headed for the stairs. I couldn’t stop myself from looking over my shoulder. Mr. Gorgeous was staring at me, his brow furrowed and his smile gone. At least I could breathe in the stairwell. I took the stairs for the rest of the week, successfully eluding another encounter with Mr. Way-out-of-my-league.
Friday morning came, and I looked toward the elevator, expecting to see him waiting with the hordes, but he wasn’t there. I didn’t always see him, and I presumed he traveled for work or maybe had breakfast meetings on the days I didn’t see him. Heading for the stairs, I pushed the door open as I tried to fit my Encore magazine into my messenger bag.
“Why are you ignoring me?”
My heart felt like it had flown out of my chest. I grabbed the railing to steady myself with one hand; the other clutching at my chest like it was possible to stop my heart from flying away.
“Jesus, holy… Are you trying to kill me? I’m sure it’d be less painful to throw me down the stairs.”
“Sorry, but you’ve been avoiding me all week. Short of stalking you on your way home I thought this was a better, non-psychotic way of getting you to talk to me.”
“And scaring someone to death in an empty stairwell is less psychotic?”
The One I Want Review:
RJ Jones is a new author to me so I went into this without knowing the writing style or how she would give a good story in such a short amount of pages. I am not one for short reads because I feel the story gets rushed and you cannot connect with the characters. I will say that I really enjoyed Jason & Paul’s story. It was fast paced but not to the point where you felt rushed.
Jason & Paul work in the same building. Jason gets flustered if Paul gets to close so to avoid him he starts taking the stairs at work instead of being crammed into the elevator with him. Paul surprises him one day by being in the stairway. You’d think it was creepish but it was actually cute. The story follows them along on the journey to get to know each other. Jason thinks Paul is hiding something and Paul thinks Jason is the best thing he has ever met.
The story was cute, yet sexy at times. Despite being short, Jones did a fantastic job in getting you lost in their story. It was cute, fun and a very enjoyable read. I will say my favorite part was the ending….
3.5 Pieces of Eye Candy
Hopelessly Devoted to You Review:
“Hopelessly Devoted to You” is the follow up to “The One that I want”…..Yes…..You are not seeing things. The titles are taken from Grease and they totally fit the story of a fun loving, Broadway junkie (Jason) and his fiance (Paul).
Jason & Paul first meet in the previous book so you’ll need to read that prior to this. Here we are 1 year later and we get to follow Jason & Paul on their journey to wedded bliss. They don’t always get along and agree but what makes the story true to heart is they manage to work together to make their special day one to remember.
I wish the stories weren’t so short because I would love to spend hours in their world. Again, Jones did a fantastic job in making you fall in love with Jason & Paul. It was fun, sweet, romantic and just down right entertaining.
3.5 Pieces of Eye Candy
One year on from Paul’s proposal, Jason is living a life he never dreamed of. As he fusses with his tie and readies to walk down the aisle, he reminisces about the previous twelve months. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the happy couple in the lead up to their wedding, with obstacles big and small thrown in their way.
Marrying one of New York’s most eligible bachelors has Jason’s stomach in knots. Expectations of their society wedding are high, but out of love for Paul, Jason goes along with the grand plans because he understands Paul’s family has a reputation to maintain. But Paul has a surprise up his sleeve that just may see Jason getting the wedding of his dreams.
Follow Jason on his journey as he prepares to marry one of the most eligible bachelors in New York and find out just how Dave got his name.
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About the author
R.J. Jones started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write.
It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower…
R.J.’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of her day. Not so. That shower scene ended up being 3000 words long and three hours of work. And still, they didn’t shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by her bed.
Whilst she was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.
You see the problem? If she ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
R.J. is a wife and a mother to two boys. She is surrounded by males. Even her dog is a boy.
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