Reviewed by Ami
Title: Under the Covers
Author: K.C. Wells
Series: Dreamspun Desires, #100
Heroes: Chris & Jase
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Can they find their HEA in Romancelandia?
Chris Tyler loves his job. He photographs some of the hottest guys on the planet, but none stir him like Jase Mitchell. He’ll never let Jase know – he values their friendship too much to spoil it.
Jase is looking forward to the Under The Covers Romance convention. It’s a great opportunity to connect with readers who want to meet their favorite cover model, but more importantly, with agents who could advance his career. Too bad the only person he yearns to connect with is Chris.
What Chris wants is Jase in his life, but he’s afraid that’s sheer fantasy. What Jase desires is a Hollywood dream, but that will mean leaving Chris behind. What both crave is a real-life romance and their own Happily Ever After.
Jase Mitchell, a model with dream of being an actor, and photographer Chris Tyler, have been professionally working together as photographer/model for seven years. Without the other man knowing, both Jase and Chris have crush towards one another. This year, Jase is going to go to book convention for the first time as cover model for books, and since Chris has done similar event more than once, he offers to guide Jase…
Most of the time in this book is spent in book convention… ROMANCE book convention, in fact. As an introvert reader, who don’t know whether she will ever have the guts to embrace such thing – not like romance book convention is big in Indonesia anyway – I feel like I have been given insiders view about it, and it’s a nice (virtual) experience.
I thought the story was sweet – well, Jase is adorable because he is so green in what to expect and what to embrace in a book convention. Plus, this is the first time he ever flies anywhere, and Jase’s glee to discover Las Vegas is CUTE!!! Chris is lovely for indulging Jase and giving tricks and tips.
They both are rather unsure about following their own feeling – luckily there are others who are willing to give advice *laugh* — so the tentative steps towards the final goal (kiss, sex, relationship) is fun to read. HOWEVER, despite the short time span, since the convention is only for several days, it doesn’t feel like instant love. They know each other for years! The familiarity works.
The big conflict is what happens between Jase and Chris after the convention – I feel like the story sort of lost its momentum towards the conflict. Still, it a nice enjoyable read from Dreamspinner Dreamspun line.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*