Review: Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) by Jay Northcote

Ryan isn't looking for a relationship with a guy--and Johnny isn't looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan's always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes--normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan's interest is piqued even though he's never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan's eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there's no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they're both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they're going to work things out, they need to start being honest--first with themselves, and then with each other.

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.

Well this one was a naughty little book wasn’t it?!?! Masculine straight guy exploring his bi-curious side, femme wild boy after a little fun. Sounds like it was a match made in heaven, until they start to have feels and realise they have noooo idea how to communicate to a person they actually want a relationship with. But you know, this was what college is all about.

I really enjoyed this one, but it does have a different feel to the other books in the series...a more realistic feel. Where in previous books the transition from fuck-buddies to boyfriends is somewhat seamless, it's definitely not in this book. Sometimes it takes a little jealousy to change the course of a relationship and when Johnny sleeps with someone else it definitely wakes Ryan up, not straight away, but he gets there. There is no on-page sex scenes with other people though, just a ‘morning after’ scene.

As I said I thought this was quite a realistic portrayal of fuck-buddies to more, but also bi-curious/bi-sexual Ryan. He doesn't shy away 'from the gay’ and readily accepts that he's attracted to Johnny/men, just chooses not to tell to many people about it when he's experimenting. But there's no denying and no thoughts of shame.

I don't have to tell you, but the sex was hooooottttt!!!

This series is perfect for that! But this one did lack the extra feels of the previous books. I really did want a better epilogue, just to see these two actually having a relationship.

Hot and sexy, not a favourite within the series, but still lots of fun to read.

1 comment:

  1. I'm currently reading this book and I'm LOVING it! Hugs, Z.