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Review Tour: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote

Where Love Grows | Jay Northcote

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Length: 70,000 words approx.

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Blurb

When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms. 

Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he recovers from illness, he’s struggling to manage alone. As nature reclaims the land he’s poured his heart into cultivating, he becomes increasingly unhappy. His only outlet is his blog, where he documents the decline of the garden that had been his pride and joy.

Luke is more used to a concrete jungle. He was a high-flyer, living and working in London, until addiction sent him into free fall. Now on the road to recovery, he still wants to make some changes, but he’s unsure where to find the purpose and fulfilment he craves.

A mutual acquaintance suggests Luke visits Stephen to help him out for a while, and a seed of hope is planted. From prickly beginnings, shoots of friendship emerge, blossoming into a deeper connection when they act on their mutual attraction.

This was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement, and soon Stephen will be able to manage on his own again. But both men need each other in ways they’re afraid to admit. If their love is going to last for more than one season, they’ll need to find the courage to be honest.

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About The Author

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Jay Northcote 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.

Social Media

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotewriter

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction

Facebook author group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaysplayground

Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers

Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

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Release Blitz: Where Love Grows by Jay Northcote

Where Love Grows | Jay Northcote

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Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2lwpVEu

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2nduaFm

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/WhereLoveGrows

Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Length: 70,000 words approx.

eWhereLoveGrows_leaf_small.jpeg

Blurb

When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms. 

Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he recovers from illness, he’s struggling to manage alone. As nature reclaims the land he’s poured his heart into cultivating, he becomes increasingly unhappy. His only outlet is his blog, where he documents the decline of the garden that had been his pride and joy.

Luke is more used to a concrete jungle. He was a high-flyer, living and working in London, until addiction sent him into free fall. Now on the road to recovery, he still wants to make some changes, but he’s unsure where to find the purpose and fulfilment he craves.

A mutual acquaintance suggests Luke visits Stephen to help him out for a while, and a seed of hope is planted. From prickly beginnings, shoots of friendship emerge, blossoming into a deeper connection when they act on their mutual attraction.

This was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement, and soon Stephen will be able to manage on his own again. But both men need each other in ways they’re afraid to admit. If their love is going to last for more than one season, they’ll need to find the courage to be honest.

About The Author

Copy of jay (1)

Jay Northcote 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.

Social Media

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotewriter

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction

Facebook author group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jaysplayground

Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers

Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

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Jay’s latest romance is subtle and organic and grows beautifully

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s no secret that the way Jay writes resonates soundly with me.

But in this one, he pulled out all the feels about how to write a romance where one of the protagonists isn’t a perfectly fit man but is living with the after effects of chronic illness.

I will state for the record that I did a sensitivity reading as someone who is living with a very similar situation albeit from a different condition.

But I’ll also state, I made very little input to the narrative other than lots of “OMG yes, that’s totally right” throughout because all the emotions were there already.

Jay skilfully gives us Stephen’s life as he tries to recover from two huge blows, the loss of his parents being something he was still dealing with when illness struck.

And then, with Luke, we get a man who isn’t on the face of it, a likely candidate for a lifetime of happiness.

However, what happens next really is quite beautiful and you’ll not get any spoilers here, either than to say it’s as organic and natural as the garden which comes back to life alongside Stephen.

I love it when an author steps away from the norm in contemporary romance to give me something a bit more unusual.

There’s no great traumas here, no massive dramedy (that’s drama and tragedy mushed up into unnecessary plot points).

Instead, we get to watch two men, both a little bit broken, start to bloom together.

Love absolutely does grow here and the Epilogue had me smiling and then laughing my head off.

The chicken poo really does make it memorable 😉

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

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