Title: The Little Things
Author: Jay Northcote
Publisher: Jaybird Press (self published).
Previously published by Dreamspinner Press
Length: 75,000 words approx
Genre: contemporary gay romance
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Release Date: Nov 21st 2013.
This edition May 2018
Series info: This book is a standalone
Sometimes it?s the little things in life that make you appreciate what you have
There are lots of things that brighten Joel?s life. His three-year-old daughter Evie is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel?s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are.
One cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel?s life is turned upside-down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree relationship with Dan cracks under the strain
Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn?t a foregone conclusion, shakes Joel to the core. Their attraction is mutual, and Liam makes no secret of how serious he is about Joel. But Joel is wary. He tells himself he?s keeping Liam at a distance for Evie?s sake, when really he?s protecting his own heart. Taking a chance on this new relationship with Liam may seem a small step?a little thing?but is it one Joel can take after losing so much already?
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story?just to see if he could?and found it rather addictive. He hasn?t stopped writing since. Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks. Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.