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Another absolute belter in this new Colorado-set series from Lucy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ooh, this new series from Lucy is shaping up to be an absolute belter.

This is really sweet, has all the feels and a pair who will always put the other one’s feelings at the heart of their relationship.

I loved the free short story starring folk rock musician Gentry and OT Winter, but this one was even better.

What I really liked about this one was the clear friendship and connection between Tiller and Mickey irrespective of their attraction to each other.

There was love and respect there before they gave up fighting their feelings and became lovers.

They also, mostly, talked through their issues and, the one time they didn’t, it made complete sense why not.

It wasn’t just a dramatic moment for the sake of it. I also loved being back in Aster Valley and catching up with the town’s people, and I’m seriously looking forward to the next book!

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

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Another brilliant Christmas romance to add to the collection

CoverOperation Fake Relationship by Jay Northcote

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another brilliant Jay Northcote Christmas romance to add to the collection.

It’s perhaps a little more angsty than some of his previous ones, but it works all the better for it.

One of my favourite tropes is friends to lovers, there’s just something inherently special I think about that moment when you realise feelings have changed.

Add in a fake relationship sub plot and a close proximity setting and you have all the necessary ingredients for a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I wasn’t sure I was going to be happy at first. I was a bit peed off at Nick when he was behaving like a petulant child in spite of his dad’s obvious efforts to try and patch things up.

But then I figured he’d got enough reason stored up from his previous strained relationship with his dad to allow him a bit of leeway.

I was glad it didn’t linger though and I appreciated the gentle nudge from Jackson to take the olive branch while it was available.

The steam level is on the lighter side, but they have such a wonderfully strong friendship, I didn’t find myself obviously missing it.

I also appreciated the way the fact Jackson is black wasn’t made into a big deal. The information is given to the reader almost as an aside and there’s no heavy lifting given to that element of the narrative.

There’s a nice rounding out of both location and plot with the secondary characters and an Epilogue which is very sweet and funny at the same time.

Definitely one to add to the festive reading list.

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

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Release Blitz: Operation Fake Relationship by Jay Northcote

Operation Fake Relationship | Jay Northcote

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Release Date: November 28th 2020

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

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Amazon US | Amazon UK

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55898472-operation-fake-relationship

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Blurb

Can a fake relationship between best friends turn into the real thing?

After years of estrangement from his parents, Nick is finally going home for Christmas, but not without backup. He wants moral support, so his best friend and flatmate, Jackson, agrees to pretend to be his partner so he can go with him.

It’s easy for Jackson to be convincing when his feelings for Nick are as genuine as ever. He put his crush on the back burner long ago, but acting out a role he’d love to play for real is harder than he imagined. Holding hands, kissing under the mistletoe, even sharing a bed for the sake of the charade… He can’t help wondering what he’s let himself in for, and whether his heart can take it.

Emotions run high as Nick grapples with family issues, and the sexual tension between him and his best friend becomes difficult to ignore. But if he and Jackson give into the temptation to be fake boyfriends with benefits over the holiday, what will it mean for their future as friends once Christmas is over?

Contains: best friends to lovers, pretend boyfriends, daddy issues, mistletoe, and a happy ending—of course.

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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. He self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press.

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