Kindle Unlimited Reads: Practice Makes Perfect by Jay Northcote

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Author: Jay Northcote
Series: Housemates, #3
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Jaybird Press
Publication Date: June 22, 2016
Find It Here: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great idea—until the lines blur.

Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and he’s determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, he’s starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action.

Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. He’s young, free and single, and isn’t looking to change that anytime soon. When awkward circumstances throw them together, Ewan offers to help Dev out in the bedroom in return for maths tutoring, and Dev jumps at the chance.

They work their way through Dev’s sex-to-do list, but what starts as a perfect no-strings arrangement gets more complicated as their feelings for each other begin to grow. If they’re going to turn their lessons in lovemaking into something more permanent, they need to work out how they feel about each other—before they get to the end of Dev’s list.

My Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

My Review:
Practice Makes Perfect was the third book in the Housemates series but it was my favorite of all three.  It is a standalone but you do see characters from the previous books, so you would get that benefit from reading the other ones first, but it's not necessary.  From the very beginning when Dev is going through his list, I couldn't get the smile off my face. These two guys together are so insanely adorable and perfect. This book was the definition of sweet and sexy.

Sex Things to Try:
Hand jobs 
Blow jobs (giving) 
Blow jobs (receiving) 
Rimming (giving) 
Rimming (receiving) 

I loved Dev.   He is geeky, adorably awkward, and a virgin. He likes his life to be orderly, which is why he compulsively makes lists for everything.  Dev's lists, awful cooking skills and his honest-to-a-fault ways are just part of what makes his character so special.

Ewan comes across Dev's Grindr profile and is horrified at his naïveté. He offers up himself to help Dev gain sexual experience, for completely unselfish reasons...really! Heh.  It's only responsible to offer a safer alternative right?? Right. But really, he is great and a perfect match for Dev. And that moment when he gets all protective of Dev and stands up for him in that café.  Swoon..

“What do you want from me, Dev? In an ideal world, what would we be to each other?” 
That was an easy question for Dev to answer. “Boyfriends.”
Ewan’s face split into a smile that made Dev’s knees weak. “I’d like that too.”

The chemistry between Dev and Ewan was sizzling.  Jay Northcote has a gift for writing some of the hottest sex scenes in M/M romance.  Steam factor aside, I think Dev and Ewan may be one of my favourite Northcote M/M couples yet!   I loved how smoothly the transition from friends-with-benefits to the guys developing feelings for each other happened. It just flowed. The angst here is super light, with a small amount of miscommunication towards the end which is sorted out in quickly, followed by a super sweet HEA.

"He needed to see Dev lose control, wanted Dev to be desperate like Ewan was, to see that cool 
scrutiny slip as Dev was swept along with Ewan."

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