Title: The Dating Game
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Characters: Nathan, Owen
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Five sex-free dates—how hard can it be?
When they were at uni, Owen always had a bit of a crush on Nathan. But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously.
When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn’t want to be just another notch on Owen’s bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.
Owen doesn’t think that sounds too difficult. He’s expecting Nathan to find his charms irresistible anyway. But as they grow closer, Owen begins to care more about proving himself to Nathan than he does about getting him into bed.
Wow! I really loved this book! I loved the watching these two men truly get to know each other and fall in love. When I started this book, I had no idea I would read it cover to cover without any break whatsoever. The Dating Game is a sexy and beautiful love story and I hated to see it come to an end.
One of the things I really appreciated about this story was the way each hero continued to surprise each other. Sometimes we think we really know each other and make assumptions about people…and they aren’t always right. Nathan and Owen both have some misconceptions *and some right ones, too* about each other and it was a true joy to truly find out what makes the other person tick.
The chemistry between Nathan and Owen was off the charts. I loved watching these two men develop an intense emotional and physical connection between them. I liked them together and loved them as a couple.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, The Marrying Kind. It will be great to see how much more their relationship progresses. If you are looking for a quick, sexy and well-written read, The Dating Game by Jay Northcote is definitely the book for you! It’s a perfect choice on a hot summer day! Nothing is better than reading a great, romantic story while you’re soaking in the sun and The Dating Game delivers everything I really love in a story and more!
Reviewed By: Gabbi