Helping Hand by Jay Northcote ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

helping-handTitle: Helping Hand

Author: Jay Northcote

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/26/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult


Wanking with a mate isn’t gay—as long as you keep your hands to yourself.

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.

My View:

Helping Hand was so much more than I was expecting. I was thinking this would be a lot of mindless and meaningless sex between two guys and then bam! instant love. But that was not the case at all. This story was so well done. It flowed well from start to finish with things taking a natural path forward. It easily went from awkward fumbling, to mutual experimentation, to angsty emotions, to love. And I felt every moment right along with these men. This was a well rounded and satisfying story, and one I will read again in the future.

These men were HOT together but what made it even better was their connection and the developing emotions that went along with the steamy sex. I loved the little bit of illicit “we could be caught” sex that was mixed in with the HOT emotional connection sex, that was interspersed with just plain horny sex. Everything about these men fit together perfectly to give the reader a steamy yet surprisingly vulnerable experience.

I am a huge Jay Northcote fan and will continue to pick up all of her works as long as she continues to produce them!


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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