He’s Worth It by Jerry Cole

AUTHOR’S BLURB: After Chris’ break-up with his ex-girlfriend, he’s pretty sure that nothing is ever going to be the same again. He thinks that she’s probably right to walk out, anyway. After falling into a deep depression, things seem to start getting better. He decides to join a local volunteer acting troupe. That’s where he meets Jacob, the charismatic young lead with the rainbow-colored hair tips and an easy smile. When Jacob offers to be his private acting coach, Chris feels like he’s just won the lottery. He has no reason to believe that these private acting lessons are going to become so much more. Soon, he finds himself with intense and confusing feelings for Jacob. They make no sense. Chris has never been into guys before.

Things haven’t been going that well for Jacob. After a few small roles, he’s starting to find himself with no work again. Soon, he’s tempted to fall back into old habits. A few random encounters make him believe that maybe he and his new friend Chris are more than just friends, but Jacob knows enough about straight boys. He needs to steer clear of him if he doesn’t want a world of pain. Chris’ allure is far too much, though, and soon he finds himself in an explosive relationship. With Chris’ crazy ex and a whole lot of his own past that he would like to hide, Jacob is pretty sure that this relationship isn’t going to work out in the long-term.

Maybe if Chris can get a handle on the situation with his ex, Jacob would be more inclined to stick around. At least, Chris hopes so. But as it is, Jacob has every reason not to, except for Chris himself. And that shouldn’t be a good enough reason, should it?

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 65,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”.

MY REVIEW: The storyline was a good concept with a passionless delivery. It seemed to be written automatically, not enthusiastically. Even the bad “guy” didn’t have enough passion to stay the course and keep being a baddie. She just petered out like she lost energy and direction. Yay for the good guys but it kind of describes the book, sadly. I adore this author’s work so won’t give up. But this was not my fave.
I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.

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