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PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: No Big Deal by Danni Keane

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Still reeling from his father’s death and stuck in a job he hates, the only moments of happiness in Josh Roberts’s life are those he spends with his boyfriend, Bradley. The boys are inseparable, and when they lose their virginity together, Josh feels closer to Bradley than he ever imagined.

But Josh’s mum, proud of her son and his biggest supporter, expects Josh to go to university after his year off. He doesn’t want to disappoint her by telling her he’s changed his mind, and struggles to find a solution.

When Bradley moves in with Josh and his mum, Josh truly believes life can be perfect again. But before long, their still-fragile feelings of connection and intimacy are tested when Bradley becomes secretive and distant. Anxious and confused, Josh is desperate to find out why Bradley is rejecting his affections. Bradley finally opens up, but what he reveals will change every aspect of their young love and quite possibly the rest of their lives.

REVIEW:

I don’t think I have ever read about boys who love boys and wanted to mother the crap out of them. Not hug and love on them but smack them in the back of the head and tell them if they want to start being treated like adults, to act like adults. I am grumpy. This will be a grump fest.

First, Joshua Roberts, aka Josh aka Joshy – you young man are a selfish twat. Age cannot save you as an excuse for the way you are. I don’t understand you at all. I know that you love Bradley but to love someone is supposed to be selfless and yet all you do is complain and complain about what Bradley isn’t doing for your or with you and as long as you get some physical petting, you are good. Argh. You irked the hell out of me and I wanted to ground your ass and tell you the way it would be when you are living under my roof.

Bradley, though we don’t get your POV to know what exactly you are thinking, you need to man up as well. Being an adult isn’t just showing up for work every day, it’s showing up for life and your health. It’s about looking after yourself and letting the ones who love look after you as well. I know you and your Joshy are in love and the rose colored glasses you wear for one another are beautiful, but you… I don’t know what you need besides a spanking.

I will say on a positive note, this book did have one of the most honest first times I have ever read. That, I enjoyed and was pleased with.

But…

These two are just so immature and yes, I know they are young but it’s not the age. I do read and enjoy the YA/NA genre but the way the boys act, took away from… everything to be honest.  Though the end began to get better, it was too late for me.

This book, I was super excited to read it, the author has written one of my favorite short stories ever that spawned my goo is good shelf but I was more angry and frustrated throughout this to enjoy it. It was an okay story, but with the boys being so immature, it was hard to connect.

 

RATING: 3 STARS

BOOK INFO:

24293214Title: No Big Deal
Author: Danni Keane
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Pages: 186
Release Date: February 15, 2015
Purchase Links: Harmony Ink

About Sara

I'm a runner, a reader and a vegan food eater. I practice yoga and meditation. I live in a house full of boys and rescue dogs. I really need a vacation.

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