Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not Knowing Jack

Title: Not Knowing Jack
Author: K. A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-275-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Publication Date: December 7, 2010

Tony Gemetti and his boyfriend, Jack Noble, are shopping for house goods when Tony noticed Jack was gone for an unusually long time. Jack had asked Tony to move in with him a year and a couple months ago. Jack never talks about anything from his past. Tony realized that lately Jack has started making excuses for his frequent disappearances. Tony figures it’s time to find out what’s going on.

Not Knowing Jack is the follow up story to Regularly Scheduled Life. The plot is a poignant story of the chaos that keeping secrets can generate in a relationship. The characters are credible. Tony has a charming down-to-earth compassionate perpetual adolescence personality with a zero expectations attitude. Tony has little experience when it comes to having a relationship. However, he is perceptive enough to recognize Jack has not been honest with him. Nevertheless, Tony is willing to listen to an explanation for Jack keeping secrets. An extremely private person, Jack has spent his life hiding his true self behind an image to please his homophobic father. From the moment Tony moved into his house, Jack has been happy with his life until his past of buried secrets and lies reveals his dreadful truth. Jack’s principal anxiety is his guilt for his actions in the past as well as his feelings of being unworthy of love. Jack shields himself from the possible pain of rejection by pushing Tony away, although the strong love that Tony and Jack share will not allow them to stay separated for long.

The talented K. A. Mitchell has created an outstanding tale of heart-wrenchingly realistic predicaments, along with exceptionally sensual lovemaking. I enjoyed Not Knowing Jack immensely.

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