Book Review: The One That I Want and Hopelessly Devoted by R.J. Jones

Reviewed by Susan65

26851011Title: The One That I Want
Author: R.J. Jones
Series: The One That I Want #1
Heroes: Jason/Paul
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 41 Pages
Publisher: Wayward Ink
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Jason escapes into the magic of a Broadway play every weekend. Musicals always have a happy ending and for a few hours he can believe there’s a happy ending waiting for him, too. When the tall drink of water who works on the top floor of Jason’s building, wants to take him on a date, Jason is surprised. After all, Jason is awkward and skinny, and sees himself as a boring accountant, while Paul is tall, dark, and incredibly hot.

Despite Jason’s reservations, Paul and Jason start dating and attending the shows Jason adores. But if Paul likes musicals as much as Jason, why does he always doze off? Is Paul leading a double life? Does he have a wife tucked away somewhere?

Jason knows Paul is hiding something and when the secrets come out, Jason finds his fantasy comes to life, right there on the stage.


26851055Title: Hopelessly Devoted
Author: R.J. Jones
Series: The One That I Want #2
Heroes: Paul/Jason
Genre: Length: 38 Pages
Wayward Ink
Release Date:
October 23, 2015
Available at:
Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf:

Blurb: One year on from Paul’s proposal, Jason is living a life he never dreamed of. As he fusses with his tie and readies to walk down the aisle, he reminisces about the previous twelve months. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the happy couple in the lead up to their wedding, with obstacles big and small thrown in their way.

Marrying one of New York’s most eligible bachelors has Jason’s stomach in knots. Expectations of their society wedding are high, but out of love for Paul, Jason goes along with the grand plans because he understands Paul’s family has a reputation to maintain. But Paul has a surprise up his sleeve that just may see Jason getting the wedding of his dreams.

Follow Jason on his journey as he prepares to marry one of the most eligible bachelors in New York and find out just how Dave got his name.


Review: These were super cute, super fast, and super short stories that developed quickly and moved along at a rapid, but totally fun and entertaining pace. The titles, as you’ve probably guessed, are based on the songs from the musical Grease.

Jason and Paul are complete opposites…in almost every way, but they are truly so complimentary and perfect together. Jason is an insecure, goofball accountant who loves musicals. Paul is the gorgeous guy from the upper echelon of his office building, extremely confident and totally sex on legs…so why is Paul appearing to be interested in Jason? Jason is completely confuzzled, doesn’t expect it to last, but he is so not willing to say no when Paul asks him to go see a musical with him.

Jason and Paul’s relationship begins in You’re The One That I Want, and watching these two skirt around each other and then finally landing on the truth behind the mystery of who Paul really is was very entertaining. It’s a very short read and one that you get through in about an hour. Fortunately, I had the next book, Hopelessly Devoted, ready to roll and read that one immediately afterwards, as well.

Jason and Paul are now well on their way to happily ever after…if Paul doesn’t kill off Jason’s cat, Dave, first. These two nuts are so hilarious. They are totally in love, and yes, hopelessly devoted to one another, but that cat and his naughty behavior would tempt a saint. Book one saw these two lovebirds meet and fall in love, book two they are living together and living their dream, and planning their wedding…all based on the musical Grease whereas they play two prominent parts. I don’t want to give anything away, it’s too entertaining not to read it and experience these two for yourself.

Overall Impression: I really liked them

*I received copies of these books from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*


Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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