Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Release Day Book Brief: Tops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote

TopsDownBU_FINALTitle ~ Tops Down Bottoms Up

Author ~ Jay Northcote

Publisher ~ Jaybird Press

Published ~ 16th August 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance





Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?


Lisa’s Book Brief

Such a fun read full of adorable sweetness!

Tops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote was a super cute novella that had me smiling the entire time. I suspect that this was one of the goals of this author. I simply love books that leave me happily in romance la-la land. This short story certainly delivered in that aspect!

I admit that I was definitely intrigued when I first read the blurb to this novella. I, like so many others I am sure, had no clue what morris dancing even was. I did a quick Google search and quickly became even more curious. How was this author going to make anything about morris dancing remotely sexy??? I should never have doubted. Mr. Northcote unquestionably added the sexy in when it came to Seth, our gorgeous dancer.

Rowan meets Seth while at a folk musical festival. He’s there helping out a friend with this booth. Seth is unlike anyone he’s met before. And, the fact that he is a morris dancer, something not really known for the sex appeal, doesn’t seem to be a deterrent for Rowan. After a steamy overnight hook-up the Seth and Rowan part ways promising to keep in touch. This does not happen. With a little mishap, nosey friends and x-rated fantasies, Seth and Rowan manage to find their way to each other.

All in all, Tops Down Bottoms Up was a delightfully fun read with a sweet epilogue that will make your heart smile.

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Meet Jay Northcote

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.



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