Series: Jobless in January 03
Author: Mara Ismine
Genre: M/M romance
Length: Short (34pgs)
Publisher: Torquere Press (June 12th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥ 2 Hearts
Blurb: Johnny and Charlie, from “Jobless in January: Johnny Smith”, have enjoyed a casual relationship for nearly a year, meeting up once or twice a month. The trip to Dorset should have been a fun reunion after six weeks apart and it shouldn’t have had Charlie walking out on the first morning. Johnny is left at a guest house with more questions than answers and no Charlie to answer them.
Johnny has to decide if he wants to fight for their casual relationship, and the hope that it might lead to something more, or just crawl away and lick his wounds. Is Charlie worth fighting for even if Johnny knew where to find him?
Review: Picking up a year after book 2, Johnny and Charlie have been living a life of stolen moments and sparse weekend visits. After several weeks spent in Canada, Charlie is back in Johnny’s arms, but for how long.
What I liked most about book 2 was the relationship development between these two characters. How Charlie taught Johnny to be aware of who he was and what it was he truly wanted. That was completely missing from this novella. They have each gotten it in their minds what their partner does, or doesn’t in this case, want and heaven forbid they talk to each other about it.
Overwrought with angst, it was like reading a YA novel! I didn’t care much for this one until the very end when Johnny basically took what was his.