- File Size: 1495 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1717134416
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jaybird Press (April 20, 2018)
- Publication Date: April 20, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07C67ZCPW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,475 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Knowing this author is transgender, makes the story feel somewhat real and believable. This writing reinforces love is love, no matter what packaging we are wrapped in.
I highly recommend!
I have so much to say about this book! First of all, I love all of Jay Northcote's books, and his writing style is unique and always makes for a great read and re-read.
I have been anticipating this book for so long, ever since he talked about writing it because I loved his book 'Starting from Scratch' that also had a Trans man MC, and I felt it was one of his best books yet. I was also looking for this book because it has the Friends-to-Lovers trope and Second-Chance that are my favorite tropes in romance.
I love the realness and authenticity Jay's writing brings in each story he writes, the non-perfect scenarios, especially during a sexual encounter. It feels very human, very true and genuine and this book had all these little touches in a big way!
Nate's relationship with his daughter is so special, I like the maturity both father and daughter have in dealing with their interactions and life. From the way Nate knows to give his daughter freedom even when it's hard and being there for her when things go wrong to her unique humor and sass when talking to Nate. She was a character I loved reading about so much! There is something, again, so achingly human about them. Her character interacted very well with Nate and Jack's teenage memories, shown through flashbacks to the late 80's. The little glimpses to the past are so touching and realistically emotional. I loved that he chose to show a youth that was both hard and gritty, without any sugarcoating and beautifying it. This whole book feels like someone you know telling you their story.
Nate and Jack faced many things in their past, and at 45 they are finally able to reconnect and see if there is a future for them together. Once best friends, they not only face the changes they went through and the time spent apart, but the growing attraction and feeling between them. The way both of them reconnected was incredible to read, there was so much respect when they started to be intimate, and Jack made sure to always respect Nates boundaries and preferences regarding his body. Jay managed to be both educative and yet so very casual with the relationship between these two men and it is one of the things I liked best about this book. He managed to portray the day to day struggles in a relationship while still incorporating the struggles Trans people face. With the delicateness and gentleness I learned to associate with Jay's writing he also wrote the most erotic, sensual sexual scenes that had me all hot and bothered! This book is the total package!
The epilogue had me cry-laughing, hand-clapping, bouncing with joy like I just watched 24 hours of kitten cuddles high on chocolate. It was one of the sweetest, most exciting endings to a story that had truly captured my heart!
Nate is transgender and has been transitioning for 5 years. After divorcing, he and his teenage daughter move back to his small hometown in western England. There, Nate runs into Jack, an old school friend and former crush. Jack, who is gay and was not interested in Nate (who was Natalie back in the school days) realizes that he is having growing feelings for his now transitioning friend.
Both MC's have personal issues they are dealing with. Nate is figuring out how to reveal his new identity in a community that knew him as Nat. He also has to deal with some serious issues surrounding his teenage daughter's behavior. Jack is dealing with a breakdown, his alcoholism, and depression. Jack also has to deal with his homophobic/ transphobic parents. The two men have to figure out not only how to deal with their personal issues but also their growing relationship. They also have to figure out how a gay man and a trans man will deal with the bedroom issues... and they do this in a very hot and sexy way!
One of the things I've always liked about Jay's novels is that he writes differing levels of angst. Some of his works are very low angst, fun filled, and fluffy. Other's are much more angst filled. Second Chance is definitely in the second group. With all of the issues, some authors would lose track of plot threads, or rely on simple solutions to solve the problems. Jay doesn't do that. His characters do solve their issues, but its never perfect. But don't fear, you do get the HEA!
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