Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review of Watching and Wanting by Jay Northcote

I received this book as an ARC for a voluntary and honest review. 

In this book we get Shawn's story and we meet Jude. When this book opens up we find that Shawn is in bed with his girlfriend but realizes he wants more. This more also doesn't mean he wants it with her. However years of being teased and pushing down his own wants have him lashing out more often then not. He knows this is a result of his own insecurities but he doesn't know how to change things until one day he walks in on Jude and his world changes. Can he open himself up to something new or will he stay hidden to keep up his simple facade?

Jude is not ashamed to be a gay man that is willing to put his sexuality and his body out there for all to see. However when Shawn walks in on him fantasies that he had never had before all the sudden come to the forefront. Jude wonders if Shawn is just a man who is afraid to come out of the closet or just a giant jerk. Will he be able to get through to Shawn or will this just be another man who he will be with and walk away from when it is all over?

This is a great book about finding love even when you aren't quite willing to admit it to even yourself yet. I think the thoughts and feelings that both characters have goes beyond gender and shows us all of us deep down have doubts. I want to tell you so much more about this book but don't want to ruin it for anyone. I will say I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. 

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