Reviewed by Susan65
Title: A Casual Thing
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Heroes: Patrick Mason/Will Adams
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 138 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Patrick Mason travels to Bristol to spend the summer with his brother, Ben. He’s cat sitting for the first two weeks while Ben goes on holiday. But Ben neglected to tell him he wouldn’t be doing it alone. Will Adams—Ben’s mate and Patrick’s long-time crush—is staying in Ben’s guest room while he waits to move into his new house after a breakup.
Against his better judgment, Patrick convinces Will that a little no-strings fun is just what they need. Patrick doesn’t want to get involved with a guy on the rebound, and Will isn’t interested in starting something serious with a student. But Patrick’s never been good at separating sex from feelings, and this time is no exception. As their weeks together draw to a close, they need to decide if they have something worth pursuing or if it’s really just a casual thing.
What a cute, sweet and extremely sexy story. Patrick was just a complete and total doll baby; the whole package of adorable-ness, youthful innocence, and hottie horn dog all rolled into one. He was exactly how I would picture a randy 22 year old who was crushing heavily on his long time boyhood crush.
While Patrick was everything cute and sweet, Will was the confident older man (yeah, 27 is sooooo much older, lol) who knew he shouldn’t fool around for the next two weeks with his best friend’s baby brother, but damn..Patrick was no longer a boy. And it was just casual, right? Yeah, right!!
This is the kind of short story that makes you smile and, at times, wipe the steamy sweat off your forehead, because these two got it on hot and heavy and mixed in a lot of sweet and smexy. You know how it’s going to play out, and fortunately the angst factor was minimal, but it was a fun read and I look forward to more from this author.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*