Tops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote
Narrated by: Hamish Long
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 23-04-21
Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?
Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells – who wants to watch that?
All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth – a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.
When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate – and friends – conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?
A hot and very English short story, wonderfully narrated by Hamish Long.
I always love Jay’s stories, the characters he creates, and the situations they find themselves in. In this story we receive a fabulous snapshot of England, with Morris dancing, a folk festival, and an old English pub garden.
The romance between Rowan and Seth sizzles away from the start and their attraction is palpable. We are treated to several steamy scenes as well as some angst after the festival has finished. The story builds to a lovely climax and a sweet reconciliation with the help of some friends. And all in just over two hours! It may be short but the story is highly enjoyable with two appealing leading guys.
Hamish Long perfectly narrates the story and portrays the characters well. His voice is easy on the ear and he makes for a very enjoyable listen. Recommended.