Author Name & Publisher: Jack Byrne (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 15, 2015 – 210 pgs
Jake Tanner is a gay asexual man who finds peace on his small Australian farm and is content to lead a quiet life taking care of his animals. Then a random act of kindness on his part sets in motion a complex series of events that results in him playing the piano in a local pub and meeting Damien Jamieson, a sexy gay biker with a penchant for leather. Damien finds Jake instantly irresistible, but that could be the worst thing for their budding relationship, as Damien is determined to bed the reluctant Jake. However, Jake has no intention of going along with his plan. If there’s a chance for anything between them, Damien will have to figure out how to turn Jake on without scaring him off.
Jake is asexual and he loves dogs. What a combo right? I had to admit I was confused and frustrated right along with Damien most of the book. Being asexual is real and can be hard to understand and comprehend. The author does a great job telling the story and letting the reader see both sides of the story. I loved Damien an I felt his pain and frustration. This was a great story of true love and all of its ups and downs.
Asexuality (being ‘Ace’) is a spectrum, and can intersect with other orientations. It does not exclude feeling romantic or even some sexual attraction for members of the same gender or the opposite gender from yourself (or both). Sexuality in a lot of people is incredibly complex.