Title: Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1)
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press (self published)
Length: 54,000 words approx
Genre: contemporary m/m romance
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Series title: Rainbow Place.
Book Two will be out later this year.
All stories will be standalones with new main characters in each book and satisfying happy endings.
Everyone deserves a second chance.
Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.
Jack’s returned home to get his life in order after an addiction to alcohol caused him to lose everything: his job, his driver’s licence, and nearly his life. He’s living with his parents, which is less than ideal, but rekindling his friendship with Nate—or Nat as Jack once knew him—is an unexpected benefit of being back home. Jack is amazed by Nate’s transformation, and can’t deny his attraction. Trying for more than friendship might ruin what they already have, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.
Doubting his feelings are reciprocated, Nate fears he’s risking heartbreak. Jack’s reluctance to tell his parents about their relationship only reinforces Nate’s misgivings. With both their hearts on the line and their happiness at stake, Jack needs to make things right, and Nate has to be prepared to give him a second chance.
A great start to a new series. It was both intriguing and inspiring. I liked the set up in this Cornish community, the emergence of the new cafe/bar, and the introduction of the key players who will no doubt play a role in future stories.
I particularly liked the two main characters, Seb and Jason, and how they moved from their initial attraction to flirting to f-buddies to a relationship. There were some super hot scenes between these guys.
Jason’s insecurity and struggle with his sexuality provided some angst as did the negative feedback the cafe received from a few narrow-minded locals. I think the conflict between Seb and the haters, and the one between Seb and Jason was nicely done. I loved how both were resolved.
I always enjoy reading Jay Northcote’s well-written stories. His Housemates series is a favourite of mine with the six varied storylines and the six pairs of fabulous characters. I think the Rainbow Place series has the potential of developing along these lines. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing Seb and Jason again.
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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.
Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.
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