Jonny Be Good by Stormy Glenn

jonnybegoodTitle: Jonny Be Good
Series: Cade Creek, # 4
Author: Stormy Glenn
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (120 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (April 9th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: A year after his abusive stepfather went to prison, Jonny Foster is finally establishing the life he’s always wanted—with one exception. The growing feelings he has for Russ just won’t go away, not even when Russ makes it clear they can only be friends.

After one too many rejections, Jonny decides he needs to build a life without Russ, but that’s just the beginning of his troubles.
Russell Bozeman has wanted Jonny since the moment the frightened young man arrived in Cade Creek. Even knowing how badly Jonny was abused doesn’t make Russ want him any less. It just tells him that he needs to control his desires.

After one night of unbridled passion, Russ is positive he’s lost Jonny forever, but an angry confession from Jonny gives him hope. Positive he can win Jonny back, Russ calls in all of Cade Creek to help him. But someone doesn’t want them to be together, and they will do anything to prevent it, even commit murder.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-206-4

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order. Also this is a spin-off of the Blaecleah Brothers series and takes place in the same town with characters from that series showing up.

Jonny has been living in Cade Creek for a year now with his siblings, after finally getting away from their abusive stepfather. For that past year he has been falling in love with Russ. When Russ rejects him again, Jonny finally makes the decision to move to town and become the roommate of a friend. Russ likes things a bit rough in the bedroom. He believes that Jonny, after his years of abuse, would not be interested in that kind of life.

The writing was great and there was a good flow to the story. The sex was a little bit kinky and hot. Something I have come to expect from Stormy Glenn. So there everything was spot on and did not disappoint.

However I never really got invested in their relationship. Both Jonny and Russ fell a little flat for me. These two never communicated with each other from the start. They both made assumptions instead of talking things out. It all leads to several misunderstandings and hurt feelings. It takes an outside force trying to cause trouble that makes them finally face up to each other.

So overall I enjoyed it to a degree, but it was definitely missing something to really draw me into the story. Neither character had whatever missing quality to make me root for their happily ever after. And I honestly miss that. I think without it this a just a well written book with a lack of emotional pull in my opinion.

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