Friday, July 5, 2019

Review Tour: Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design


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.

Ky's review:

Another "oldie" by Jay Northcote, Nothing Special is a cute story about two guys who meet because of their daily commute.

Noah can't stop thinking about the handsome stranger in the London Zoo shirt that he sees almost everyday on the train home. He doesn't plan on doing anything more than daydream about him until a friend suggests a crazy way to approach him.

Once they arrange a date, Noah can't believe his risky move actually worked and Sol aggreed to go out with him. What starts as a date, soon becomes a long weekend spent together and a real relationship isn't too far away.

We only get Noah's POV here but I didn't miss Sol's thoughts. He was a pretty open guy and it was clear he liked Noah, pure and simple.

The secondary characters were a nice addition and made the story more real. Sol's sister was adorable with her passion about animals and both their mothers and Noah's dad were very supportive. It's clear that this was written with the inteniton of being a feel-good story and it managed to hit the mark.

There's a bit of drama close to the end, but thankfully it was nothing over the top and it did serve the purpose of making Noah see how serious Sol was about them and overcome his insecurities, so it didn't bother me.

If you're a fan of this author, don't miss the chance to read one of his older books.

** A free copy of this book was provided by the tour organizer in exchange for an honest review. **

About the author:

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.

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