Randy offers his pal and work buddy and place to stay after his girlfriend tosses him out. Randy is quickly turned on by Jake but does not make a move until a summer storm turns into more.
The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. By the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The author did a good job of drawing the reader in to her world. She did a great job of making it very realistic. The pace of the story was steady pace not to fast or too slow. The main characters were exciting and believable. I loved how Randy wanted to keep his friendship with Jake and did not understand that Jake was pushing for more than friends without saying anything.
The point of view stayed with Randy all the way through. I do wish we got Jake’s side. I think it would have been interesting. The main conflict of the story is the budding relationship between Jake and Randy. While the story is short, it comes across as realistic and believable. At 24 pages, this book had a well-defined beginning middle and ending. The dialogue between the characters was honest and distinct. The characters voice seemed to match not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a wonderful journey. I hope we get to see these characters again in the future.
Summer Storm is the seventh book in the Sex in Suburbia – Guys Misbehaving series by Derek Adams. This book can be read as a standalone novel with ease.
When Randy, who’s gay, offers his straight pal, Jake, a place to stay after his lady friend shows him the door, Randy’s sexual angst quickly rises to dangerous levels. He’s sorely tempted, but he’s not the kind of guy who’d ever make unwelcome advances. Then a late summer storm looms on the horizon and the spark that finally ignites the sensual fire that’s been smoldering for weeks comes from a totally unexpected direction.