Coming Home – Jay Northcote
Jago returns to his home in the wilds of Cornwall, and is looking forward to catching up with old friends after a term away at university. When he’s reunited with Will—his best mate from sixth-form college and last summer’s fling—Jago’s feelings for him are rekindled and impossible to ignore.
Over the short winter break, Jago can’t resist taking whatever Will’s offering. But will the New Year bring new beginnings? Or will Jago be left with more bittersweet memories and a heart that needs to heal again?
Jay Northcote is a new to me author and Coming Home is a not bad story about friends who had a summer fling and now had to deal with the awkwardness of seeing each other again. This is a short story but I liked how the author fleshed out the details so it didn’t feel like things were rushed. I’m lukewarm about the couple but I liked the holiday atmosphere and the Brit stuff.
2.5 Stars – far from hate but not quite a like
“Tell me how you feel,” he whispered.
“Like there’s no going back.”
And as the words left Nico’s kiss-swollen lips, Jake recognized that truth deep in his bonesKiera Andrews
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Tonaride Hanasaku Oto ga Shita -Miyoshi Ayato
Love. It comes all of a sudden even to delinquents. A pint-sized punk is fascinated by the earnestness of the black-haired, pessimistic committee chairman; two punks start going out only as a defiance to everyday monotony; and two boys cut classes at their usual spot, the rooftop, where they end up having an adult relationship. Also after that, extras on these three couples. Triple features, satisfaction guaranteed. A compilation of oneshots packed with the follies of youth. Sensei, an impure same-sex friendship, what’s that?
Love these punk homos!