Practice Makes Perfect (Housemates #3) – Jay Northcote – Release Blitz, Review Tour & Giveaway
Author: Jay Northcote
Release Date: June 22
Length: 54,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb: Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great ideauntil the lines blur.
Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and hes determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, hes starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action.
Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. Hes young, free and single, and isnt looking to change that anytime soon. When awkward circumstances throw them together, Ewan offers to help Dev out in the bedroom in return for maths tutoring, and Dev jumps at the chance.
They work their way through Devs sex-to- do list, but what starts as a perfect no- strings arrangement gets more complicated as their feelings for each other begin to grow. If theyre going to turn their lessons in lovemaking into something more permanent, they need to work out how they feel about each otherbefore they get to the end of Devs list.
NB: Although this book is part of a series, it is a complete story with different main characters and can be read as a standalone.
Excerpt: Sitting on his bed, Dev yawned, his full stomach making him sleepy. He stared at his phone as he contemplated calling home but decided he couldnt face it tonight. He loved his mum, but she did tend to bang on. Once she got him on the line, shed end up talking for ages and asking him a million questions he was too tired to answer. Instead, he sent his mum a quick text.
All moved in, everythings good. Im shattered now so Im going to have an early night. Ill call you tomorrow.
She replied within seconds as though shed been waiting for him to call.
Okay sweetie, glad youre settled. Sleep well xxx
He picked up his notepad and crossed off phone home. Texting counted. He also crossed off everything else on his list for today.
That was Saturday done. Dev set his notepad aside, opened his laptop, and pulled up his lists app. He liked his notepad for day-to- day organisation; it gave him a certain satisfaction to cross out the things hed done and to get to the end of the day with all the tasks completed. But for longer-term planning, he kept his lists on his Mac, synced to his phone.
For the first time in six months, Dev could breathe again. Finally he had a safe place where he could get back on track and look to the future. He began to type.
Things To Do This Term
Make some friends
Learn to cook
Research sex stuff
Get some experience
Find a boyfriend
He stared at the words on the screen and sighed. That seemed like a lot of things to aim for. But it was good to have goals, right? Jez and Mac seemed really nice, so hopefully Dev was already on his way to achieving the first objective. And that bloke Ewan
Devs mind conjured up the image of the flame-haired hunk who lived next door. Ewan had been friendly.
Maybe there was potential there too.
Author Bio: Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short storyjust to see if she couldand found it rather addictive. She hasnt stopped writing since.