Jay brings all the feels in the latest Rainbow Place romance

Better Place (Rainbow Place, #3)Better Place by Jay Northcote

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just like with his Housemates series, Jay uses a loose theme – in this case the Rainbow Place cafe itself – to hang his stories on.

And, like that series, each of the three books released in this one has been utterly different in the couple it features but has a similar hook with each pair focused on taking a step into a new future.

This has a small age gap, an MC who has escaped an abusive relationship and one who is in a relationship that seems to have become one after a decade together.

There’re cleverly constructed story bites to invest the reader in wanting Dylan and Joe to get together. Joe’s partner Harry isn’t turned into some demonic future, just a man with his own stresses who’s started drinking and isn’t invested in their relationship any more but is too controlling to let it go.

I don’t think the abuse here is overly triggering, but readers should be mindful it exists and there are a couple of times when Harry’s behaviour is obnoxious.

Dylan is a sweetie, he’s managed to find himself a new life and friends and we get to catch up with both Seb and James, as well as Alex and Cam, at Rainbow Place.

I absolutely adored Lady Gogo, Seb’s mysterious entertainment act, and the set up for book four looks right up my alley with a potential gay/bisexual awakening and a drag queen in the mix.

Another cracking good entry in this series and naturally sweet and steamy, although not as much as some of Jay’s other books.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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