- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing (November 25, 2017)
- Rating: 5 Stars and Highly Recommended
You may have noted that I gave this a Highly Recommended note. This book was so well thought out and put together it was a joy to read and a joy to follow the story.
The base of the story is like many I’ve read, closeted gay/bi celebrity meets an openly gay man that will not live in the closet and be the secret of anyone. A story has to start somewhere and then evolve, it is the evolution that the author took these characters on that was the beauty of Infamous. This story follows the lives of 2 men that met on a train from Montreal to Toronto and how this encounter evolved into a magical love story. Now all of the juicy bits between the meeting and the magical ending left me enamored, with the writing skill and editing.
The meat of the story is how the characters went from Friends to Lovers. I’ve never read a story that had such deep sexual frustration that ate at each of the characters as this one did, and I LOVED it. This is what really drew me to the characters, it let me see how multidimensional the characters were and it sucked me in to really have feelings for them. If you are like me, if you have feelings for the characters, those feelings become real for me as the reader. This book actually made me cry, I had to wipe happy tears from my cheeks. If you get me to cry, that means as an author you gave me an emotional bond with the characters, I can’t say thank you enough to Jenny for doing that.
The author and publisher did a great job of keeping the story on task. Nothing was overly explained and at times when no explanation was needed, a statement was made and the story kept going. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that, the writing kept me interested at all times and I didn’t feel the need to speed read over any part of the story. This is how I can tell that I’m reading a story for the the story, the story the author wants to tell me and now worry about pages read. Thank you Jenny Holiday and Riptide Publishing for this, you have my respect.
Happy New Year Everyone!
All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, he’ll need to toe the line. Luckily, he’s into women too. Problem solved.
After a decade pretending to be his ex’s roommate, pediatrician Hunter Wyatt is done hiding. He might not know how to date in the Grindr world, how to make friends in a strange city, or whether his new job in Toronto is a mistake. But he does know that no one is worth the closet. Not even the world’s sexiest rock star.
As Jesse’s charity work at Hunter’s hospital brings the two closer together, a bromance develops. Soon, Hunter is all Jesse can think about. But when it comes down to a choice between Hunter and his career, he’s not sure he’s brave enough to follow his heart.