Just Like Heaven, by Suki Fleet
Release Date: June 2, 2016
First Published as part of the Wish Come True Anthology (December 2015)
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
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I’ve wanted to read a book by Suki Fleet for some time now and was happy to see this novella was free for a short time. I really liked this story and will look out for more books by her.
Just Like Heaven is a really lovey feel-good story about two likeable young men with a little Christmas vibe. I am positively surprised how I came to care so much for David and Jess in such a short time and how much depths there is to them.
It made me happy to witness how they get their happy ending and what stands out for me are the wonderful passionate and intimate scenes between them. The sex was really hot because of the connection they share.
I would have preferred another plot device for Jess’s final decision to completely open up to David but it didn’t bother me too much.
All in all, this was a quick and romantic read with solid writing. If you’re looking for something light yet still substantial, I’d suggest you give this a go.
Suki Fleet grew up on a boat and as a small child spent a lot of time travelling at sea with her family. She has always wanted to be a writer. As a kid she told ghost stories to scare people, but stories about romance were the ones that inspired her to sit down and write. She doesn’t think she’ll ever stop writing them.
Her novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.
You can contact Suki at firstname.lastname@example.org she’d love to hear from you.