Book Review: Headshot by J.P. Sayle


Author: J.P. Sayle
Series: Model Love
Publisher: Independent (September 27, 2022)
Kindle edition, 221 pages
Romance, Adult contemporary M/M romance


Standalone Gay Romance / Friends to Lovers / Hurt Comfort / Age Gap / Model love / Steamy / Slow Burn
Can Jack save his home and win the man who’s claimed his heart?

Early in life Jack Storey learns a very hard life lesson from those who should love him. In a place of utter despair he meets a man who changes his life… forever. Encouraged to express himself and fulfil all his dreams, Jack grabs at life with both hands to prove to himself he’s worthy of love. The one thing that remains elusive because he’s already given his heart to Kit.

Then Garfield, the house Kit runs and Jack calls home, is put under threat. With time running out to stop the residents from becoming homeless, Jack asks his modelling friends to help save Garfield.
Kit is about to find out just how hard Jack will work and fight for those he loves.

Headshot is a sixty-thousand word contemporary MM novel featuring friends to lovers, age-gap, hurt comfort, and a sassy model with kick arse style. It’s part of the Model Love multi-author series. Each book can be read as a standalone, in any order, but there are so many models falling in love, why not read them all?


Rating: 4 out of 5.

CW: suicide, suicidal ideation, abuse, homophobia

Like the other books I’ve read in the Model Love universe, there’s something just so cozy about this book, despite the heavy content. I don’t love age gap romances, but GOSH I sure was rooting for Jack to finally get Kit to get his head out of his butt and really look at him!!

Jack’s been hooked on Kit since Kit rescued him from the streets and a suicide attempt at age (17, I think? 18? There are a few places where their age gap seems to be different, not sure if that’s an editing error or user error on my end, ha.) Now five years later he’s all grown up, and Kit has been noticing him as the man he is and not the boy he saved, but obviously there are some moral grey areas about him getting together with someone younger that he helped out as a teen. The mutual pining is EPIC, and my heart hurt for them both so much at times.

There are also lots of very funny moments in this book (looking at you, Nana!) that made it lighthearted and a very warm and lovely romance.

This is a standalone book in the multi-author Model Love universe. All the books can be read as standalones.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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