Monday, December 5, 2011

Loving Jacob by Lee Brazil

When Malcolm Jenner’s sex-on-the-side turns into more, he isn’t above begging for a second chance.

High-profile attorney Malcolm Jenner is looking for a bit of fun, nothing serious. He's got duties and responsibilities, after all. He doesn't usually choose his lovers from the office, but his attraction to Jacob Renault is too compelling to resist.

However, Jacob isn't interested in temporary. He wants it all—Prince Charming, the castle, the happily ever after. There's no rule that says the younger man can't have fun while he's searching for his prince, though...

At first neither is willing to compromise on their stance, but an agreement is reached, with each man planning to do his best to subvert the other to his viewpoint. Lust turns to love, and what’s impossible becomes merely improbable, but is it going to be enough?

Reviewer: TigerLily
I'm giving Lee Brazil's Loving Jacob two stars. If I was rating this only based on the two main characters of the story I would be giving it one star but Lee has a way with words and her writing is beautiful, so I'm adding a star.

This story is about 75 pages, 70 of those pages are basically spent telling the story of how Malcolm and Jacob met and broke up. Malcolm is 41 and has been married for twenty years with a fifteen year old son. He has discreet sex on the side with men until he meets Jacob. With Jacob, he falls in love and tells him he wants to spend the rest of his life with him. Jacob takes this to mean that Malcolm will leave his wife but Malcolm meant - I'll buy you an apartment and you will always be a secret. So Jacob decides its a good idea to start a relationship with Malcolm's brother-in-law Peter, who he ends up marrying and is with for five years before Peter is killed in a car accident. In that five years that Jacob is married to Peter, Malcolm and Jacob only see each other once. That leads us to the last five pages of the book, Malcolm and Jacob are reunited at Malcolm's now ex-wife new marriage ceremony and even after not speaking for five years and Jacob having been married, they still declare their love for each other.

I pretty much had problem after problem with the characters and didn't like either of them and found it really hard to believe the ending of the story. I felt like it should have had another 70 pages of them building a relationship again not just have them declare love for each other after such a long time apart.

Publisher: Breathless Press


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