"I thought that Kelli A. Wilkins did a very good job portraying the confused David and the wary, but hopeful, Jack. David's inner turmoil and fears about outing himself were so heartbreaking. I definitely felt for him. A strong romance with very likeable characters. I'm glad that I read this story. I learned that as a romance fan I can definitely appreciate and enjoy those that feature two male heroes. An emotional, yet sexy coming-out story about two men finally opening themselves up to the possibility of a great love. It was an excellent introduction into the world of M/M romance." - Jennifer, Romance Novel News
A great story about accepting who you are and going after what you really want
"4 GOLD CROWNS. Four Days with Jack by Kelli A. Wilkins is a great story about best friends Jack and David. Two friends who have been in love with each other for years, and, for various reasons, afraid to let it out, finally give in while on vacation. David has lived in denial for so long it takes a major shake-up for him to accept his feelings for Jack. Jack has always wanted to be with David but was happy to just be a part of David's life. Jack wants to be with David but he doesn't want to hide in the closet or be a dirty little secret. David has to figure out if loving Jack is worth starting a whole new life. David and Jack are beautifully created. They both have their faults but love each other enough to want to try. Four Days with Jack is a great story about accepting who you are and going after what you really want." - Jaymes, The Readers Round Table
Four Days With Jack is exactly as promised
"Hesitation, longings, risks, fears, and in the end, taking love the way it comes. The sex is hot, the characters likeable and the writing was easy to read. The peaks and valleys of the story come from David and Jack coming to terms with their relationship. Their journey is a pleasant read and one I'm sure you'll enjoy as well." - Seriously Reviewed
Four Days with Jack is a hot, romantic story and very easy to read, the writing flows so well. The friends to lovers trope has been done quite a few times, so any author tackling it needs to have a story that stands out and I think this one does. Jack and David are interesting characters, both with things in their past that they want to overcome and they are very likeable heroes. Their holiday is one of erotic exploration for both of them, but more than that, it is a coming together with an emotional connection, not just a physical one - and the physical scenes are scorching hot.
For a short novella, we get quite a good depth of character, even the other guests at the resort are not just cardboard cut-outs. David's insecurities are well-drawn,and as you get the story from both Jack and David's point of view, you can see that despite all his bravado and not ashamed to be gay bluster, Jack also has them too. All in all a very good read if you're after some romance with obstacles to be overcome before the happily ever after. - Annette, Zipper Rippers
From the Author
David wrapped his arms around Jack as they stumbled into their room. "I can't believe she tried to pick you up."
"What do you expect? I'm gorgeous and charming, the drinks are free, the women are horny, and all the husbands are on the golf courses."
David started laughing again. It felt good to act silly and have fun for a change. Allison was too serious and never wanted to go anywhere fun, but Jack was up for a night out. After dinner, they had hit one of the nightclubs at the resort.
A few hours of drinking and dancing had put them both in a playful mood. To add to the evening's entertainment, a middle-aged woman had been flirting and dancing with Jack all night. Before they left, she had invited him up to her room.
"Did she really offer to pay you?"
"Yeah.You should have heard the filthy things she said to me. She practically wanted to screw me right there. I bet she would have blown me in the hall if I suggested it." He snickered. "Hey, maybe I should pimp myself out. I could use the money. I'll be right back," Jack said as he headed into the bathroom.
David walked to the veranda and opened the sliding glass door. He inhaled the warm night air. This was a perfect paradise vacation. Tonight had been great, and it was even more special because he was spending it with Jack.
A minute later, Jack came out of the bathroom, weaving toward him. He gestured at Jack's shorts. "Dude, your fly's undone."
"Consider it easy access." Jack extended his arms. "How about a hug?"
David hugged him tight. Jack's body was taller and thicker than what he was used to, but he melted into his arms. He wanted to stay here forever.
"What do you want to do now?" Jack asked.
"This."David kissed him, and Jack draped his arms around his waist. They deepened the kiss, their tongues probing and hungering for more.
Jack pulled away. "Bed?"
"No.Here." David unbuttoned Jack's green shirt and parted the material. He stroked Jack's chest muscles, then toyed with his nipples, pinching them lightly.
"Oooh,that's nice. Want me to strip?"