I love Jay Northcote's style of writing. Easy like a Sunday morning, and British to the bone. Nothing Serious put a smile on my face and I was looking...moreI love Jay Northcote's style of writing. Easy like a Sunday morning, and British to the bone. Nothing Serious put a smile on my face and I was looking forward to The Little Things from the moment the preorder links went up.
The Little Things is a wonderful book. Joel is a great character, and he's surrounded by a stellar cast. Evie, Liam, Miranda. Even his failed relationship with Dan holds a place in my heart.
The timeline of the book is very real. There is no insta-love here, or 360 flips when it comes to Joel's state of mind. Joel is imperfectly perfect, and I loved him to death.
I said last time that Jay Northcote was an author I'd turn to when I needed something smooth and light, and now The Little Things has proved to me that she's also an author with a real angsty, resonant punch. Wicked book.(less)
Sweet, sexy and BRITISH to the bone, Nothing Serious is a book that gives you the warm and fuzzies. Superbly written, it take...moreGorgeous, gorgeous book.
Sweet, sexy and BRITISH to the bone, Nothing Serious is a book that gives you the warm and fuzzies. Superbly written, it takes two adorable young men and weaves a tale that is on the surface simple, but at the same time, intricate with the emotion of a man coming to terms with himself.
No spoilers here, but I particularly appreciated the full circle arc of the plot. Sometimes, to know get to the end, we must first go back to the start.
I'm all about the angst and the drama, but RL isn't always like that, and sometimes you gotta pick up a book that shows you that all really is right with the world. Sometimes you need a cuddle and a cup of tea, and next time I'll know that Jay Northcote is just the author to do it.
I think the rating on each of Kaje Harper's books demonstrates perfectly that this author is the go-to girl for pure quality in the MM genre. In a cat...moreI think the rating on each of Kaje Harper's books demonstrates perfectly that this author is the go-to girl for pure quality in the MM genre. In a category that is awash with trashy tripe, Kaje Harper is a shining star. Josh Lanyon is a second...Harper Fox, perhaps, a third.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the third book in the Life Lessons series. I enjoyed the first two immensely, but I couldn't see how a third book could work out without an element of recycling.
Boy, how wrong was I?
The book is emotional, from start to finish. It doesn't have the fast paced, thriller, killer mystery of the first two books, but it doesn't need it. Now, the readers are thoroughly invested in Mac and Tony, the domestic scenes...the every day life component of their story...is just beautiful to read.
I'm a sap, I know, but I loved reading them waking up together, sleeping in each other's arms, and even bitching about the household chores. It warmed my heart wonderfully, to the point that it broke when the shit came crashing down.
I'm not going to waffle on about what happens, if you really want to know, read the damn book, but make no mistake, this book will tear you apart in all the right ways.
Great work, Kaje. Awesome book and highly recommended.
**spoiler alert** One of the best M/M books I've read. Classy, sweet, romantic and totally engaging. Jamie is beautifully sweet and damaged and Levi i...more**spoiler alert** One of the best M/M books I've read. Classy, sweet, romantic and totally engaging. Jamie is beautifully sweet and damaged and Levi is just gorgeous. Only thing missing for me was I would have liked to see Levi confront his sexual fears and bottom too.(less)
A thoroughly enjoyable read that kept me up till the early hours every day until it was finished. This is probably the first M/M romance novel I've re...moreA thoroughly enjoyable read that kept me up till the early hours every day until it was finished. This is probably the first M/M romance novel I've read that really is just that ... a romance novel that just happens to be about two blokes.
Yeah, there is graphic sex, but the book is certainly NOT written around it, and in fact, the really well written sex scenes come at a point in the book when the reader is so caught up in the plot, the sex just ups the ante to something completely thrilling.
This book is pacy, well layered and thought out, and obviously well researched. It had me hooked right up to the very end, and downloading the second installment long before I turned that damn Kindle off for the night!
Tony is adorable ... but Mac did it for me. He is such a tortured soul, and he's been through so much. I can't wait to see how book 2 unravels the mess he's created for himself.
The second installment of this saga did not disappoint. I'd been hopelessly fond of Mac since book one, but in this book, I fell in love with Tony jus...moreThe second installment of this saga did not disappoint. I'd been hopelessly fond of Mac since book one, but in this book, I fell in love with Tony just a little bit more too.
In this book, Tony really shows what he's made of, morally, physically, and just about every way you can think of.
In the first book, I wasn't quite sure what role the children had in the development of the romantic side of this story. But Tony and his heartfelt, and at times, heartbreaking commitment to little Ben changed all that.
What Kaje Harper has done so well in this saga is balance. The murder filled, fast paced plot that centers around Mac and his career is perfectly in tune with his continuing struggles with his personal life. The two inevitable overlap, but at no point does one over shadow the other.
Also, the issue of homophobia in the police force and in society as a whole is handled gracefully and delicately, but without compromising on a message that must be heard.
Gotta admit, I thought Sinclair was a genius character, and by the end, I was pretty fond of Oliver too.
Great book, great read.
Wouldn't hesitate to read more from the talented and personable author.(less)