“Summer Heat” by Jay Northcote


A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.

When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.

Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.

A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.

The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.


Hurray! I’ve found the perfect summer book! If you are going on vacay or have some surf and sand time coming up, never fear, I’ve just scored the book you need to take with you. Make room in your suitcase for Summer Heat, because this is an essential you won’t want to leave home without. It may kick off with a bit of angst but soon a smile will grace your face and never leave. Jay’s signature cocktail tickled my taste buds and left me grinning like a fool.

Here’s the run down…
Adam is dumped by his boyfriend and though he’s devastated the jerk was actually doing him a favor. The first place Adam seeks comfort is in his best friends arms. Finn has secretly coveted Adam throughout the years, but fate always kept them apart romantically. When Adam decides to continue on with his summer holiday plans, he convinces Finn to go with him. A bleeding heart, a secret crush, and boys with booze…what could go wrong?


There’s always LOTS to like when it comes to Jay’s stories. Adam and Finn take off to Spain to soak up some fun in the sun at a gay resort. Yowza, if there’s one place to forget your troubles, this is it. The plan is for Adam to drown his sorrow’s in umbrella-laden drinks and beautiful men. But it’s been years since he was single and prowling doesn’t sound very appealing. However, when an opportunity presents itself that includes Finn in the mix, it’s a whole new game. Ménage doesn’t always work for me but this time three-in-the-bed was flippin’ phenomenal. I think it worked so well for me because the ‘third’, a complete stranger, was the catalyst that brought Adam and Finn together. I imagine they eventually would have figured things out, but in a much slower fashion. After their sizzling night, they walk the awkward dance until they agree to treat this time as a summer fling. Silly boys. Don’t they know falling in love isn’t something you can turn off when you want?


Finn and Adam. This is definitely a charter-driven story and luckily for me, I adored both MC’s. I’d have to say the secondary crew is fairly small. They meet some new friendly faces in Spain but the story revolves around the two besties. Their relationship is strong but has been strictly platonic since the beginning. Finn has harbored desires for more but the time was never right. Now that Adam is single again, he might have to go for it and take a chance. But is it worth the risk? He’s putting a lot on the line. Although he might not survive without knowing if Adam feels the same? Gahhhhh! I love it when best friends take the fall…together.


Sweet, sexy and fun. If you’re looking for a meaty story to sink your teeth into, this may not check off your boxes. It’s rather simple with little heartache but oh-so-enjoyable.


Northcote fans, friends-to-lovers fans, and anyone looking for the perfect beach book!



TITLE: Summer Heat
AUTHOR: Jay Northcote
PUBLISHER: Jaybird Press
LENGTH: 205 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2017
BUY LINKS: Amazon, Amazon UK 

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