Review at AudioGals

I’m over at AudioGals with a review of The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies. I didn’t like the narration much and I thought some aspects of the story were too unbelievable so this was not a great experience.  (Also, the guy on the cover looks like he has something in his nose. I know it’s just unfortunate lighting/Photoshop but now I can’t look away…)

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Helping Hand by Jay Northcote

Helping HandWhy I read it:  I saw some positive reviews from trusted Goodreads friends, so I bought it.

What it’s about: (from Goodreads)  Jez Fielding and James MacKenzie—Big Mac to his mates—are in their second year at uni. After partying too hard last year, they make a pact to rein themselves in. While their housemates are out drinking every weekend, Jez and Mac stay in to save cash and focus on their studies.

When Jez suggests watching some porn together, he isn’t expecting Mac to agree to it. One thing leads to another, and soon their arrangement becomes hands-on rather than hands-off. But falling for your straight friend can only end badly, unless there’s a chance he might feel the same.

What worked for me (and what didn’t):  Jez and Mac live (with others) in a share house while they study at university in Plymouth (in the UK). Mac has to stay in because he’s falling woefully behind in his classes and Jez has to stay in because in the first year of uni he went a bit overboard with the partying and ran up a massive overdraft. His wealthy parents are teaching him a lesson by requiring him to work off the debt himself which means he has little spare money for going out. As a result, Mac and Jez are regularly home on Friday and Saturday nights when the rest of their housemates are out.

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