Book Review: Jacked by Mia Watts

Jacked by Mia WattsTitle: Jacked
Author: Mia Watts
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: Review copy provided by publisher
Published: April 11, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave

Donovan, who emphatically claims to be hetero, has just found out that his best friend and business partner Ty is gay. Ty’s willing to answer any and all of Donovan’s curious questions. When Ty opts for hands-on answers and demonstrations, Donovan is pretty sure he’ll be getting more than he bargained for. But the idea of Ty with another man may prove that Donovan’s heart just got jacked.


Reviewed By: J9

I love the MM trope of friends to lovers and this short novella was a great example why. Donovan finds himself curiously aroused by Ty’s announcement that he’s gay. Though best friends for years, Ty never acted on his feelings for Donovan but when Donovan starts asking curious questions about being gay, Ty wants to show Donovan how great gay can be.

I liked this story a lot because it captures the emotional growth between the characters, including how messy it was to add sexual intimacy to a friendship. I really appreciated how the novella didn’t gloss over Donovan’s callous treatment of Ty after they’d been sexual intimate but instead forced some honest communication between the men. The epilogue wrapped up this strong relationship perfectly and topped off this enjoyable  quick read for me.

My one tiny eye roll was how many times and context the word “jacked” was used. I’m sure this was supposed to be cutesy but I just rolled my eyes at his simplistic convention. Still, it’s not that distracting so if you like the friends to lovers trope as I do then you should enjoy this short novella.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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