Thursday, May 3, 2018

Audiobook Review: Watching and Wanting by Jay Northcote


Watching Jude’s cam show stirs desires Shawn’s always denied...

Shawn is adrift. Recently graduated, he’s stuck in a dead-end job that barely pays the bills. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends have moved on, and he’s still in Plymouth—going nowhere.

Jude is a student living in the same shared house. Out and proud, he’s everything Shawn’s been running from since he hit puberty. When Shawn discovers Jude works as a cam boy, he can’t resist the urge to watch one of his shows. It makes Shawn want things that scare him, yet his fascination forces him to confront his attraction to Jude.

Keen to explore his bicurious side, Shawn suggests they do a show together. Jude agrees, and things get complicated—and kinky—fast. But Jude isn’t looking to get involved with someone so deep in the closet. If Shawn’s going to get what he wants, he needs to find the courage to stop hiding from himself and be honest about who he is.

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.

Length: 52,000 words approx. 

Story: 5 Stars 

Narration: 4 Stars
Overall: 4.5 Stars

 I originally reviewed the ebook version of Watching and Wanting and I loved it, in fact, it is probably one of my all times faves from Jay Northcote and definitely one of the hottest. My original review is below. 

*audiobook review*

Lewis Carter managed to bring to life two characters I love, Jude and Shawn, and established clearly each character with the use of his voice, as well as set the mood of the author’s words with proper inflection. His voice is smooth and pleasant to listen to, besides who doesn’t want to listen to some of the hottest sex scenes ever read in a sexy British accent? I’m not a big fan of audiobooks, but this one was enjoyable. 

*original ebook review*

This was HOT!! Seriously, this book was like a marathon of sex. Tons and tons of SMOKING HOT sex, but every scene was needed to make the story work. I absolutely loved Jude! I loved that he was comfortable in who he was and what he did to earn money. He was so sweet and caring. I just wanted to wrap him up and take him home. Shawn was another story. He could be a complete homophobic twat, but I could also feel where he was coming from. He was scared to death to admit to the desire he felt for men, so he took his anguish and fear out on his roomates.

I adored watching Shawn slowly open up and accept himself. I loved watching Jude and Sean explore their relationship. It was heartbreaking at times, but yet achingly sweet. I'm not a fan of BDSM, at all. But that aspect of the story is very light, so even for me, those scenes were extremely enjoyable.

There are some authors you can trust that when you pick up one of their books you're gonna love it. I never have to guess about Jay's books. He is definitely an auto-buy author for me and I never regret one clicking.

This story is well-written and pulls you in. It flowed well and kept me turning the pages and squirming in my seat. The chemistry and passion between Jude and Shawn was electric. I loved getting to revisit Dev and Ewan and Jez and Mac, and getting to see what they were up to. I absolutely loved this book, and I don't say this often, but I'll likely reread this one down the road sometime! Highly recommended!!

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. Jay has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and he 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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