Clique (Heartsville) by Jayden Brooks ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

cliqueTitle: Clique (Heartsville)

Author: Jayden Brooks

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/29/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Adam Locke’s youthful looks aren’t the blessing everyone seems to think. At twenty-eight, he’s a successful photographer with his own studio and respected by his peers—but that doesn’t seem to matter to the men who catch his eye. Instead, he’s brushed aside like an underage twink with a daddy fetish.

When a hot, bearded stranger stops him from accidentally walking into traffic, Adam looks up and finds the man of his dreams. Unfortunately, his first meeting with Brandon ends with him being dismissed as a kid. Again. Adam can’t help his annoyance. He also can’t help staring (and drooling) whenever he spots Brandon walking through the neighborhood with a different dog.

He watches from afar, wondering about Brandon’s story—until the day he’s dared to take another chance. It’s just the push Adam needs, and finally, he catches Brandon’s interest. Now if only he could figure out the key to getting taciturn Brandon to open up and let Adam in. But Adam knows sometimes all it takes is a little patience for the last piece to click into place.

My View:

I am just going to tell you all the ways I loved this story. It was so playful and funny and full of yummy goodness. Adam was such a perfect adult ADHD character with focus issues that were clearly translated into the author’s writing style. I loved his overactive imagination and the way he jumped to outrageous conclusions! Brandon was full of dry wit and charm once the reader got to see past his surly exterior.

I loved the “date proposal” scene with Milo and just have to have his story NOW! I loved the first and second meeting of the parents, though the first was my all time favorite. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times. Brandon’s parents are the best and his dad wins all the awards for being captain snark. Brandon-on-a-stick was all kinds of perfect and I want a bottle of “maybe You Touched Your Genitals” hand sanitizer for myself!

I could have done without the token miscommunication just to add a bit of angst, but so far, this is my favorite of the Heartsville series!

Links

Clique (Heartsville) on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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

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