Devon tells his and Jesse’s story and sucked me in pretty quick. Occasionally, I wondered what Jesse was thinking, but I didn’t get upset at not knowing. I liked Devon, for most of the story. Sometimes he was a little childish for his age. Jesse had to grow on me. As things progressed, I actually cared about Devon and Jesse and wanted to be able to read quicker. More than once I wanted to reach into my Kindle and knock heads together or just make them stop. Oh, the things these two could do to each other. Frustrated me to no end, but it flowed naturally. In some ways, the miscommunications would be contrived, but it still felt real. That doesn’t make sense, but I don’t know how else to describe it.
I didn’t want to put the book down. I really liked the writing and the way the story just flowed. The plot is well developed and taken to a genuine conclusion. The suspense revolves around how these two men can get there acts together. The secondary characters are good support, and (thank the heavens above) did not have personality transplants to make the protagonists happy. They were real.
Only one little twist, which really isn’t a twist so much as an extra event the guys had to navigate to get their HEA. It is a common theme thrown in stories and here it does feel like it’s thrown in at the last moment. That’s ok, I still enjoyed the story.
Kudos to the author and editor – I didn’t see any grammar or typing errors. That makes me a happy reader.
Devon Alexander is a wealthy successful businessman. The world is his oyster. In his work life he is decisive and in control. His private life is another matter. There, he doesn’t know if he’s coming or going in his on-off relationship with Jesse Young, an unemployed aspiring model half his age. Can Devon and Jesse overcome the obstacles and outside influences standing in their way? Can they leave behind their own fear and mistrust? Or will they be their own worst enemies?
GRADUALLY the harsh sound of ragged breathing abated; heart rates slowed; sweat cooled on skin. Devon Alexander shifted beneath his lover, twisting his head so he could see the clock on the wall. Ten minutes to his next meeting. What would his clients think if they could see him now? The CEO of Alexander Industries—tremendously rich and powerful businessman, well-known public figure, feared and respected alike—bent over his desk, his trousers round his ankles, and a young Adonis buried balls-deep inside him. His clients knew he was gay, had no problem with it, but there was a limit to how much he could shove it in their faces.
Fucking in the office during work hours was risky at the best of times. Normally Devon was against it, but when Jesse showed up, looking all sexy and gorgeous, the temptation was too much. Once Jesse started whispering in his ear all the things he wanted to do, professional ethics went out the window. But, hey, Devon was the boss. If he couldn’t fuck in the office when he felt like it, what good was being in charge?
Reluctantly he pushed himself upward and back in an attempt to dislodge Jesse, who groaned and wrapped his arms tightly around Devon’s waist. Devon gasped in surprise, chuckling as Jesse began to harden again inside him.
“We don’t have time for this,” he said sharply, sliding out from underneath the other man with difficulty, given Jesse seemed reluctant to let him go. “I have a meeting.”
Devon pulled down his shirt and straightened his tie before bending to retrieve his underwear and trousers. Once dressed, he lifted his hands to his head, checking his hair. Vain, maybe, but he had an image to protect. All the while, he covertly watched Jesse tuck his rather impressive manhood into tight white boxer briefs and zip up the fly of his jeans. Jesse glanced up to catch Devon watching and a smug smile spread across his handsome face.
“Shit, did we even lock the door?” Devon asked suddenly, trying to remember if there had been time to turn the key in between Jesse walking into the office and them ending up sprawled half-naked across the desk. Emily, his personal assistant, was terribly efficient, but she was a shy, quiet girl and he hardly dared think what effect it would have on her if she saw Jesse in all his glory. “What if Emily had come in?”
“She wouldn’t have,” Jesse said confidently.
“Really? What makes you so sure?”
“I told her not to.”
Review: Young At Heart was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by GGR-Review