REVIEW: “LIKE A LOVER” by Jay Northcote

like a lover

TITLE: Like a Lover
AUTHOR: Jay Northcote
PUBLISHER: Jaybird Press
GENRE:  Contemporary Romance
SERIES: Housemates, book 2
COVER ARTIST: Garrett Leigh
LENGTH: 143 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 4th, 2015


BLURB: Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debts. Focused on his goals, he’s working as an escort to pay his way. He enjoys the no-strings sex and doesn’t have the time or inclination for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client.

When Rupert meets Josh in a bar, he’s smitten on sight. He’s never paid for sex before, but when Josh propositions him, he can’t resist. He should have known one night would never be enough. Luckily for him, he has an inheritance to support his addiction to Josh, because his job in IT wouldn’t cover the cost.

With each appointment the lines get increasingly blurred. Something is developing between them that feels more like a relationship than a business transaction, but they come from different worlds and to go from client-and-escort to lovers seems impossible. If they want a future together, Josh and Rupert have a lot to overcome.


lorraineHow great is it to find a male prostitute that is not only comfortable but happy to be exactly that? This is what sets Jay Northcote on the higher pedestal of any award ceremony, she is not afraid to take things to another level.
Josh is putting himself through Uni by being a hooker/rent-boy/whore, he hasn’t got a sob story to tell and he has alternatives, unlike some – he is totally comfortable in what he is doing. He is not going to be one of thousands leaving University with a mountain of debt, he will leave with no debt and no regrets.
Rupert (a very sexy ginger) works in IT. He has a comfortable life due to his late father leaving him a healthy trust fund. His relationship with his mother is a bit strained due to her upcoming marriage but generally it’s ok. He doesn’t have a man in his life at the moment but would love to have one.
Whilst waiting in a bar for a Client, Josh meets Rupert. Both are stood up and Rupert offers to buy Josh a drink. The attraction between the two is instant, it’s just a little matter of Josh bringing up the fact that, Yes! He would like to spend some time with Rupert but it will cost him £200.00 for the first hour and £100.00 per hour after that! – I never realised that being a prostitute was so lucrative (lol). After Rupert’s initial shock, he actually warms up to the idea, it appeals to him, he likes the idea of paying Josh and so their journey begins.
Now I have to say that this was the first book of Ms Northcote’s that I didn’t warm too immediately. I didn’t know why at first? Then it hit me. I read romance books, I love romance books and at first, I was only given the “r” from the word, the “omance” was missing! Josh continued to treat Rupert as a Client and Rupert kept his feelings and thoughts so close to his chest he fell into the role of Procurer. I wanted to throw my iPad in frustration, so many misunderstandings and obstacles that Josh put in his own path of happiness. I nearly gave up and then it changed. Suddenly the “omance” found the “r” and they happily rejoined. I was a happy reader, I got my romance that I crave.
This is a very sexy read, most probably the most sex scenes that I have read in any of this Author’s books so far, but in keeping with a “rent boy” theme, it was to be expected.
I don’t believe it would be classed as a spoiler by saying that there is a HEA, thank goodness, I did wonder at one point, with Josh coming up with a solution enabling them to be together as a couple. 4* from me.
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