Book Name: Helping Hand
Series: Housemates #1
Author's Name: Jay Northcote
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Jez and Mac
Release Date: July 26, 2015
Book Provided by: ARC author
Reviewed by: Wendy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Blurb: Wanking with a mate isn’t gay—as long as you keep your hands to yourself.
Jez Fielding and James MacKenzie—Big Mac to his mates—are in their second year at uni. After partying too hard last year, they make a pact to rein themselves in. While their housemates are out drinking every weekend, Jez and Mac stay in to save cash and focus on their studies.
When Jez suggests watching some porn together, he isn’t expecting Mac to agree to it. One thing leads to another, and soon their arrangement becomes hands-on rather than hands-off. But falling for your straight friend can only end badly, unless there’s a chance he might feel the same.
Review: Well damn, what a way to start a relationship, LOL. "Hey you want to watch porn and jerk off together?"
Ha, it worked for Jez though. Friends to lovers books are a hit or miss for me, but I did like the building relationship between these two. Jez is way more open about his sexuality that Mac is. Jez has been with other guys before but Mac never has. What a shock when Mac realizes he has feelings for Jez. The slow burn and building to a working functional relationship in such a short book was well written.