Series: Daily Dose 2013: Make a Play
Author: Nora Roth
Length: Novella (66 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: The only thing between Jesse Yates and the top of the air hockey leaderboard is Cameron Greene. When Cameron returns home from college unannounced and knocks the win out of Jesse’s reach, the last thing Jesse plans to do is strike up a friendship with the guy he dislikes on principle. But Cameron charms Jesse without even seeming to try, and the attraction and friendly rivalry between them soon leads to something more.
Everything is perfect until the world as Jesse knows it comes crashing down when Cameron’s secrets are revealed. Before Jesse can find his balance, Cameron is gone without a word, leaving Jesse alone with anger and grief—hoping against hope for a second chance.
Review: Short, kinda sexy and slightly steamy. Jesse Yates is your typical high school kid that spends most nights at the local arcade racking up the points. The only things standing between him and that perfect score is Cameron Greene. Jesse isn’t too keen on Cameron in the beginning, but Cameron’s charm and charisma quickly grown on him. The fact that the guy is gorgeous is a definite plus.
These two are barely an item before Cameron’s suffers a terrible loss and he retreats, leaving Jesse alone and slightly broken. He makes a lot of bad decisions in his quest to think about anything but Cameron, yet still, the guy that left him broken-hearted is the only one Jesse wants.
I really enjoyed these two characters and hope to see more of them. The bathroom scene alone gets extra points on the rating for me. It was such a perfectly awkward first for Jesse, but it wasn’t done negatively. And the trying to clean up the evidence, but only making it worse cracked me up and just made the scene even more realistic and fun for me.