Tag Team Review: Summer Heat by Jay Northcote

A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.

When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.

Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.

A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.

The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.

Length: 47,000 approx

Lost in a Book - 3.5 Hearts

That was summer vacay meets long time friends to lovers meets full on smexy pornyland.

Summer Heat is the type of book that you want to read while relaxing in a hammock on the beach with a cocktail. Well, maybe a private beach because it gets hella hot and does. Not. Stop.

Adam breaks it off with his fiancé that he has been with for 5 years because the guy couldn't keep it in his pants. Heartbroken and needing a place to stay, he heads to Finn, his best friend.

"I reeled off the address of the one place where I always knew I’d be welcome, where I knew I’d get the comfort I needed, where I would be safe to fall apart. Finn’s flat."

Finn has been crushing on Adam for years and is all too eager to be a shoulder to cry on. Some time after the Jack Daniels and bucket of ice cream, Adam remembers the week long vacation he was supposed to take with his ex to a gay beach resort in Spain. Finn, the great friend he is, agrees to go with Adam instead.

"Sun, sea, sand, and sex." Yes, please!

After drinks, dancing and meeting guys, Adam and Finn find themselves with Niall. Niall is a fellow resort guest and has been chatting it up with Adam. When the time comes for a hook up, Niall, the forward thinker he is comes up with a brilliant idea when saying goodnight to Finn.

“Unless you want to come with us?” Niall smiled suggestively at Finn. “I’m sure the three of us could have a good time."

Two becomes three and then Finn and Adam run away with the show. Don’t worry, Niall is properly taken care off too. But, the chemistry between Adam and Finn is realized from their first kiss all the way to orgasm. Let’s just say that at this point, I was totally rethinking my no-reading-m/m/m- books- rule. Ohhhh to be a fly on the wall…or an extra hand? Just sayin’, H.O.T.

Three then becomes two again. Finn and Adam aren’t sure how to navigate their new relationship dynamics and things become awkward. It seems that a little more alcohol and dancing will solve their woes. The rest of their vacation besides the insane number of orgasms is spent navigating how they will move forward in their friendship and/or relationship.

This book was sugary sweet with zero angst. There was a lot of sex in them pages… almost made me worry for the health of the MCs to be able to fit that many orgasms into such a short time frame. I ain’t complainin’, there’s worse ways to go. It’s the perfect read to relax after a stressful day and I think that was the intention. Sun, sea, sand and lotsa sex.

Adam - 3 Hearts

‘Summer Heat’ is sweet, sexy, and simple. Perfect if you’re looking for a book to relax to while soaking up the sun.

After his boyfriend leaves him for a younger man, Adam and his best friend Finn decide that a resort vacation in Spain would be a great way for Adam to get over his ex.

Finn has harboured an unrequited crush on Adam for years, but he won’t let it ruin their friendship. But as the two enjoy the sun and sea, Adam begins seeing Finn in a new light.

Both MCs are immediately likeable. They’re nice easy-going guys. There isn’t too much character development, but there’s enough to get a sense of Finn and Adam’s lives, and their friendship.

The catalyst that drives their relationship from friends to lovers is a threesome with another guest at the resort. Though Finn and Adam have found each other attractive before, this is the first time they do anything sexual together.

The threesome was hot. Though there’s a third in the mix, the focus in all on Adam and Finn. Though they start off a bit awkward, the sexual chemistry between them is undeniable.

What follows is a week of sex and fun. Adam and Finn agree to a vacation fling, and the two don’t waste any time making up for years of unresolved tension.

So yes, there is quite a lot of sex in this book. It’s hot and sweet.

But the relationship doesn’t just hinge on great sex. Finn and Adam mesh well together, with their friendship naturally transitioning into something deeper. Their relationship relies heavily on the foundation they’d already built through the years as friends.

This is a very low-drama and low-angst book. Though the two MCs fret about what’s going to happen after their vacation’s over, it doesn’t take long for them to resolve everything.

Neither denies what they want, and both are more than happy embark on their HEA.

Overall, I enjoyed ‘Summer Heat.’ If you’re looking for a sexy and low-drama read, give this book a try!

Review copies were provided.

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