Practice Makes Perfect – Housemates #3

June 22, 2016

30234682Practice Makes Perfect is the third part in the Housemates series by Jay Northcote. After I read part 1 and part 2 I just knew I had to read part 3 also. And Jay was kind enough to grant me an ARC and I read it with great pleasure. As you all know Jay Northcote has been and always will be one of my all time favorite authors and she has never let me down. I read the whole thing in a few hours and it made me smile all the way through.

Dev is a geeky first year student with zero sexual experience and very little experience with other people. After a bad episode in his previous house he has moved to a new house where people are more accepting and nice to him. He is determined to make his life better and therefore creates a list of things he wants to do soon. They include finding a boyfriend and getting more sexual experience. But how do you do that?

Ewan lives next door to Dev. He has made his mind up and wants to stay single for the time being. He is struggling with his math and when Dev offers to help him out with that in return for Ewan helping him getting more sexual experience, what could go wrong? It is a casual arrangement and neither one is expecting more. Or are they?

When feeling start to grow and the casual arrangement turns into something more serious they need to determine what they feel for each other and what they want from the other one. Will they make it work in the long run or not?

Let me start by telling you that I absolutely LOVED this story. It is a perfect addition to the series and I really want everyone to read this. The guy on the cover is so hot and exactly the way I thought Dev would look like. And Ewan sounds hot also, being a redhead and all. Go out and buy this one !!!!!

Sitting on his bed, Dev yawned, his full stomach making him sleepy. He stared at his phone as he contemplated calling home but decided he couldn’t face it tonight. He loved his mum, but she did tend to bang on. Once she got him on the line, she’d end up talking for ages and asking him a million questions he was too tired to answer. Instead, he sent his mum a quick text.

All moved in, everything’s good. I’m shattered now so I’m going to have an early night. I’ll call you tomorrow.

She replied within seconds as though she’d been waiting for him to call.

Okay sweetie, glad you’re settled. Sleep well xxx

He picked up his notepad and crossed off phone home. Texting counted. He also crossed off everything else on his list for today. That was Saturday done.

Dev set his notepad aside, opened his laptop, and pulled up his lists app. He liked his notepad for day-to-day organisation; it gave him a certain satisfaction to cross out the things he’d done and to get to the end of the day with all the tasks completed. But for longer-term planning, he kept his lists on his Mac, synced to his phone.

For the first time in six months, Dev could breathe again. Finally he had a safe place where he could get back on track and look to the future. He began to type.

Things To Do This Term

Make some friends

Learn to cook

Research sex stuff

Join Grindr

Get some experience

Find a boyfriend

He stared at the words on the screen and sighed. That seemed like a lot of things to aim for. But it was good to have goals, right? Jez and Mac seemed really nice, so hopefully Dev was already on his way to achieving the first objective. And that bloke Ewan… Dev’s mind conjured up the image of the flame-haired hunk who lived next door. Ewan had been friendly.

Maybe there was potential there too.

You can find Jay Northcotes page here. This novel is for sale at Amazon.

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