REVIEW: “A CASUAL THING” by Annabelle Jacobs


TITLE: A casual thing
AUTHOR: Annabelle Jacobs
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Anna Sikorska
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PRICE: $ 4,49 e-book on Dreamspinner Press Store
LENGHT: 138 pages


BLURB: Patrick Mason travels to Bristol to spend the summer with his brother, Ben. He’s cat sitting for the first two weeks while Ben goes on holiday. But Ben neglected to tell him he wouldn’t be doing it alone. Will Adams—Ben’s mate and Patrick’s long-time crush—is staying in Ben’s guest room while he waits to move into his new house after a breakup.

Against his better judgment, Patrick convinces Will that a little no-strings fun is just what they need. Patrick doesn’t want to get involved with a guy on the rebound, and Will isn’t interested in starting something serious with a student. But Patrick’s never been good at separating sex from feelings, and this time is no exception. As their weeks together draw to a close, they need to decide if they have something worth pursuing or if it’s really just a casual thing.

FedericaThis is truly delightful book that you should devour in one read. If you read the short story “Toy with me”, released a few weeks ago, you will know Ms Jacobs style of writing and if you liked that one, you are going to love this one!
Patrick moved to his brother’s Ben for the holidays and he is forced to share the house with Ben’s best friend, for the two weeks whilst on holiday.
There’s only one small problem: Patrick has had a crush for Will for a long time and now that Will is already single… However, Will is older than Patrick and has no intention of starting a new relationship, especially in late summer because Patrick will return to university.
They start a no strings attached sex relationship, but soon things change between them, there are misunderstandings, separations and reconciliations it develops a really nice story.
I like to suffer a bit when I read a book and love reading the problems facing the protagonists… I want to feel the emotions of the book, rather than just read it.
At times, you will want to choke Will, he is stubborn, without really having a good reason. To me, he seemed to be the younger and most immature of the couple.
Though Patrick is the youngest by six years, he is the brave guy that is not afraid to face his feelings, perhaps because he has not been recently burned as Will has or perhaps it’s only because he is 22 and he sees everything coming up roses, but he is a very positive guy.
Fortunately Will is redeemed at the end, he realizes that the age difference is not such a big deal, that Patrick is not at all immature and after one year he will be finishing college. He realizes that there are no insurmountable obstacles. I should admit that I would not condemn him. We’ve all been in situations similar to his one, most of the time things happen and we do not feel ready – he got scared of having his heart broken again and also, he didn’t want to ruin to his friendship with Ben.
This novel is sparkling, sweet, nice and friendly. I would recommend it to all the romantic souls out there.
Even though the storyline concluded, it left me happy and satisfied, but I’d love to know what happens in their future, who knows …


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***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book***



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