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Series: Famous #2
Title: Infamous by Jenny Holiday
Author: Jenny Holiday
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Published: November 27th, 2017
They met on a train, a paediatrician upset at the breakdown of his relationship and a musician on the way to stardom if he can keep his sexuality secret. They instantly connect emotionally but only virtually. Doctor Hunter Wyatt has spent a decade pretending to only room with his partner and he’s had enough of hiding. Now he wants an honest relationship where he isn’t someone’s ‘dirty little secret’. Jesse Jamison is pretending to be straight – most of the time. Unfortunately he’s be photographed kissing someone he shouldn’t be with and is worried about his musical future.
When, two years after that initial meeting, Hunter rings Jesse to ask him to visit a very ill young patient who is a fan of Jesse, he drops everything to do just that. This starts him visiting regularly when touring permits. It also starts him developing real relationships with the young patients – and with Hunter. But as Hunter assumes Jesse really is straight and Jesse is maintaining his image, the relationship is friendship – with a side helping of attraction. Can love find a way for these two?
I don’t normally choose to read M/M romances but I’m very glad I did. Poor Hunter is a brilliant, caring doctor. He is well liked and highly respected by his peers and his patients. However, both men he’s fallen for have been too concerned with their public image to be proud of being his partner, though Jesse does eventually acknowledge him as being a friend. The turmoil Jesse goes through before he is willing to accept his own feelings is brilliantly portrayed and very moving.
Don’t expect a quick resolution – their relationship development is frustratingly slow at times, in a very good way! It is a sweet romance and the epilogue is delightfully swee
t. I particularly enjoyed reading about the reactions of friends and family to everything, proving honesty is the best policy! I really enjoyed reading this and hope we get to read about many of the characters in future books in this series as I’d love to know what happens to them all in future!
I was gifted a copy of this book and have chosen to read it. This is my honest review after doing so.
All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, he’ll need to toe the line. Luckily, he’s into women too. Problem solved.
After a decade pretending to be his ex’s roommate, pediatrician Hunter Wyatt is done hiding. He might not know how to date in the Grindr world, how to make friends in a strange city, or whether his new job in Toronto is a mistake. But he does know that no one is worththe closet. Not even the world’s sexiest rock star.
As Jesse’s charity work at Hunter’s hospital brings the two closer together, a bromance develops. Soon, Hunter is all Jesse can think about. But when it comes down to a choice between Hunter and his career, he’s not sure he’s brave enough to follow his heart.