Back in my dating days, I always enjoyed when a relationship started off as Nothing Serious and then suddenly you’re spending all your time together. There’s always that struggle because the terms of the arrangement are changing are you don’t if the other person feels the same way… That’s the situation Mark and Jamie found themself in.
What happens when “nothing serious” turns into something more complicated?
Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender. Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.
As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?
Please note that although this edition has been re-edited for publication, there is no new or additional content.
First things first, I’ve got a bone to pick with this author! You see, I’ve moved around quite a bit and every time I cross my fingers and hope eye candy shows up at the door to move all my stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy in my relationship but there’s no harm in looking, is there? Problem is, they are NEVER good looking. Heck, by the time they’re done, they don’t even smell good. So, Jay, I have to ask the question I’m sure everyone is wondering after reading this book, where can I find myself some good-looking movers?
Seriously though, this was an awesome book and I read every chapter with a smile on my face. I’m a sucker for awkward meetings and I think having a box of your favorite adult accessories and DVD’s break open is one of the best I’ve read. Can anyone relate? I would love to hear those stories!
This was a quick book. Mark had spent the past several years in a committed relationship with a woman and is only now coming to terms with his homosexuality. He’s never had the chance to experiment so when the opportunity arises he doesn’t pass it up. Jamie, on the other hand, has been out for quite a while.
With a great deal of acceptance and experimentation, we get to watch as Mark and Jamie begin to form a partnership. They start spending nights together, going out, talking on the phone… we also see their hesitation as the relationship transitions from Nothing Serious to the most serious thing either of them could ever imagine.
Overall, Nothing Serious was a quick, light summer read. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a light summer deck read.
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.
One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are also available as audiobooks.