Book Review: The Firecracker and the Rocket by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

18171036Title: The Firecracker and the Rocket
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #7
Heroes: Casey & Vin
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 44 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: July 1, 2013
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Sparks will ignite under their passion if these two can just get their acts together.

Casey has held a yearlong crush on Vin Sumpter. When the man keeps coming to his place of work with date after date, he calls Vin out on it only to come to find out things aren’t what they seem. Now, it’s a month later, and Casey is still embarrassed as hell when Vin decides to work at the fireworks tent located in the parking lot of O’Dwyer’s, the pub where Casey works.

Vin Sumpter is tired of playing cat and mouse. Ever since his friend Derek pointed Casey out to him, he hasn’t been able to keep the man out his mind. So, when he is offered the chance to work near Casey, Vin does everything to make the man his.

Will sparks begin to ignite for Vin and Casey? And what will happen when Vin’s summer term is up and he has to leave campus?



Casey’s been crushing on Vin for months but the fact Vin comes into O’Dwyer’s every week with a different date means Casey has no chance of being with him. When Casey realizes just who the people are that Vin brings to the bar, he feels stupid and humiliated. But Vin won’t let Casey off so easily and he’ll do whatever he can to make Casey realize the only person he wants is Casey.

Possibly one of my favorite out of this series, I absolutely adored the fact that Casey seemed to put his foot in his mouth when it came to Vin. But then I loved that Vin, even though he was insulted by Casey, still pursued Casey and wanted something more with him. As a couple, they were sweet and adorable and I just really wished we could have gotten to see them getting to know each other.

In the end, another good continuation to the series. I’m loving that we meet new characters and then get their stories and seeing Casey and Vin get a story was a real treat. I adored them both and hope this isn’t the last we see of them!

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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