Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote

Nothing Serious - Jay Northcote

A cute but ordinary coming out, romance story. I neither loved, not disliked the characters. They brought a smile to my face but I doubt I'll remember much about them in a year's time.


Mark has just come to terms with his sexuality and luckily stumbles upon a hot gay man while moving out from his girlfriend's apartment. He has trouble navigating the gay dating ritual but eventually finds the courage to confess his love and save his virginity as present.


Jamie suffers from dyslexia and is still living with his parents while attending school. He seizes the opportunity to help Mark discover the pleasures of gay sex and unknowingly falls in love.


The book focused mainly on the pair's games in the bedroom, with little room for development for the other characters, other than a perfunctory overview to fill in the background. The last 1/4 of the book had some angsty moments while each character realised they were in love but afraid it was unreciprocated.


The book is perfect for those unfamiliar with m/m romance and have a romantic side they like to indulge in. It wasn't something that caught my interest but it was pleasant enough to keep me to the end.