Love By Number by DJ Jamison
Release Date: October 12, 2017
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Length: 31,000 words
Genre: Romance, LGBT, Sports. M/M contemporary romance
Without question, this is my favorite story by this author! Two guys meet unexpectedly and discover that their preconceived impressions of each other might require reconsideration. Aiden noticed the Sexy Artist Guy drawing during the baseball games. He was always sitting with an older man; perhaps a grandfather. The colorful and interesting Jesse tried to speak to Aiden once, earlier at a game and was ignored. When Aiden was focused on his numbers, statistics, he was difficult to distract. By the time he realized that someone was speaking to him, it was often too late to respond. Besides, what on earth could that hot, gorgeous guy want with Aiden?
There is much more to Jesse than initially portrayed. His motto of one and done protected him from being left again and allowed him to control the situation. Yes, he is an artist but even this must be on his own terms. Jesse’s devotion to his grandfather was undisputed and a key measure of his character.
Learning to communicate was not in the plan for Aiden but perhaps he used his “It’s how I am” excuse a bit too much. The question is, did he want to change. Aiden’s life is structured and living with his mother is very safe. Safe but boring and lonely.
I really enjoyed watching Aiden’s developed awareness of how his behavior affected Jesse as well as his interpretation of Jesse’s expressions and actions. Well Done! This is definitely one to recommend to your friends!