Review: Summer Heat by Jay Northcote

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Summer Heat is the newest release from author Jay Northcote and it's a standalone romance about two best friends who engage in a heated and fun-filled fling with the sun, sand, and surf as their backdrop. Finn and Adam have been best friends since they were university students, and Finn's the first and only person Adam thinks of going to when his fiancé abruptly ends their five-year relationship. What better way to get over a cheating ex than to go on the vacation you had planned with him but having your best friend by your side instead? To top it off, why not look for a hookup during your holiday? Better yet, have your best friend join in and make it a threesome. Except things take an unexpected turn and three become two and Adam and Finn get to know each other in far more intimate ways during their summer getaway. When they return to London, will the romance come to an end?

This friends-to-lovers romance had lots of steam once Adam and Finn gave in to their sexual curiosity and chemistry of one another during their holiday together. Finn's had a crush on his best friend for years but has kept things platonic, so you would think that he's the one who's far more curious than Adam, but that isn't exactly true. Northcote throws in a couple of surprises in the story and those were enough to level things up so that this book doesn't feel like every other friends-to-lovers story out there. There was never a lull in the storytelling and both Adam and Finn were easily likable main characters whose journey to figuring out whether they could go back to being friends after being friends with benefits while on holiday or if they could be more. There were a couple of interesting supporting characters, but Summer Heat's spotlight focused mostly on Finn and Adam. It gets four stars. ♥

Date Read: 20 June 2017

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