Friday, 2 December 2011

The Crush by Elizabeth Lister

Jack Claridge's sister, Amy, has a big crush on her English professor, Michael Donovan. When Jack agrees to accompany her on an outing with the object of her affection, the last thing he expects is the professor's reaction to him. One surreptitious hand-job later and Michael is hooked. But will Jack 'use him and lose him' or does Jack care for the professor more than he thinks? And what will he tell Amy?

Jack has the unenviable position of deceiving his sister--and he can't help it. Well, he could, if he walked away from the love of a lifetime, and to be honest, I didn't see why he should. His sister, Amy, has the hots for her English professor, but she can't see--or possibly refuses to see and accept--that he is gay. She's pretty, could get anyone she wanted, but has her sights set on Michael, even though it's clear he isn't interested.

Michael is, however, interested in Jack, and they embark on a secret affair. Jack feels guilty but at the same time doesn't. How often does a chance like this come along? He vows to tell Amy eventually, but the time never seems right, and he's so wrapped up in being with Michael I didn't blame him for that either. In short, I wanted him to concentrate on his life, and if his sister didn't listen to him trying to tell her in a not-so-subtle way that she'd never get Michael, that was her problem! I'm not usually so mean in my thinking, but Jack deserved Michael and I wanted him to have him.

Amy leaned forward conspiratorially. "He has a Prince Albert." - This was the funniest line in the book. She has no idea... I won't say anything else otherwise it will spoil it.

A gem, that's what The Crush is. A lovely, sparkly m/m that should have the chance to gleam more brightly--on everyone's reading device. A true wonder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read this story after this reading the review and wow it was so hot. I could not put it down..amongst other things.