REVIEW – STARTING FROM SCRATCH BY JAY NORTHCOTE

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REVIEW – STARTING FROM SCRATCH BY JAY NORTHCOTEStarting from Scratch (Housemates, #5) by Jay Northcote
Published by Jaybird Press on April 10th 2017
Pages: 196
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four-stars

Ben & Sid .. swoooon, and so freaking hot for eachother.

I love all the info the author put into the story without overwhelming it, I've only read a few FTM romance books but am definitely keen to be on the look out for more. Lots do feels, lots of heat and lots of love. Just another day in the Housemates series.

The build up through Text messages and foreplay when they were together before leading up to the main showdown was fun, hot and intense and that only got better then they finally connected in a way which would bind them together.

I lvoed both characters, Ben for being brave, and strong and overcoming all the issues standing in his way and Sid for being loyal, respectful and a damn nice guy!

I learnt a lot through the book, and that something that will stick with me when venturing through in to the FTM romance sector.

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 


Cover: Garrett Leigh


Length: 57,000 words


The Housemates Series is a collection of standalone stories set around a student house in Britain. Each book focuses on new characters, with themes of self-discovery and sexual awakening.



Helping Hand (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Like A Lover (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Practice Makes Perfect (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Watching and Wanting (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK


Blurb


Starting over isnít easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be.

Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. Heís starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, except in the romance department. The idea of dating guys as a guy is exhilarating but terrifying, because if Ben wants a boyfriend heíll have to disclose his secret.

Sid is drawn to Ben from the moment they meet. He normally gets what he wantsóin the short term at least. Benís guarded at first, and Sidís not used to guys rejecting his advances. He eventually charms his way through Benís defences and helps Ben on his journey of sexual awakening.

It doesnít matter to Sid that Ben is trans. Heís attracted to the whole person, and isnít worried about what isóor isnítóin Benís pants. Theyíre good together, and both of them are falling hard and fast, but Benís insecurities keep getting in the way. If Sid can convince Ben he’s committed, will Ben finally be able to put his heart on the line?

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

 

Author Bio
 

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 storyójust to see if he couldóand found it rather addictive. He hasnít 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.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

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