Nothing Special by Jay Northcote Review

   Nothing Special by Jay Northcote 3 Stars!

Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.


This is sweet wish fulfillment where the hero gets is daily commute crush. They fall in love fast–too fast for the kind of character development that would make this a better romance and there could be a higher heat level but I enjoyed this story.

Large Wild Animals Plus Monkeys in Romance Novels

I am an animal lover and I love animals in my Romance Novels.  Wild animals are especially intersting.

Here is a is of some of the Best Romance Books featuring Large Wild Animals. The monkeys snuck in there too!


Blackthorne’s Bride (Misadventures in Matrimony Book 3) by Shana Galen (Bear) 

Storm of Seduction by Cindy Gerard (Bear) 

Big Cat

The Falcon and the Flower by Virginia Henley  (Wild Cat)
Lightning that Lingers
 by by Sharon Curtis and Tom Curtis (Menagerie) 

Angel by Johanna Lindsey  (Cougar)

Barbarian’s Lady by Ruby Dixon (Wild Cat)

Taming Lord Renwick  by Jeanne Savery (White Tiger) 

Dolphin and Shark

 The Mermaid by Betina Krahn (Dolphin)

The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale (Shark)

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart (Dolphin)


Chieftain  by Arnette Lamb

Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Elephant)

Summer Nights (Fool’s Gold Book 8) by Susan Mallery (Elephant)

Hot Stuff by Flo Fitzpatrick (Elephant)

Monkey and Ape 

Best Laid Schemes by Emma Jensen

Seducing Sir Oliver (Applegate Sisters) by Nicole Byrd (Menagerie, Monkey)

Duplicity by Peggy Webb (Gorilla)

Never a Gentleman (The Drake’s Rakes series Book 2) by Eileen Dyer (Monkey)

Chains of Freedom by by Jess Mountifield (Monkey) 

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich (Monkey) 


The Vow  by Juliana Garnett (Wolf)

Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (Wolf)

The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale (Wolf) 

Warrior (MacKenzie-Blackthorn, Book 5) by Elizabeth Lowell (Wolf) 

Want more? Check out my Best Romance Novels with Animals List!