Chemistry series #3
by Andrew Grey
releasing July 2nd 2014
Science major Brad Jergens notices Jordy Fleming at school and at the grocery store where he works, but with the heat Jordy’s boyfriend emits, Brad doesn’t think he stands a chance. When Brad’s parents drag him along on a cruise, he and Jordy literally crash into each other, and the chemistry between them sends sparks flying. Unfortunately, as the weeklong cruise nears an end too quickly, Brad’s left to wonder if their mutual attraction will dissipate on a Caribbean breeze as soon as they return to dry land.
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Brad Jergens is a slightly struggling college student majoring in chemistry. He comes from money, but when he blew through an entire semesters funds in just a month, his parents made him get a job to make his own money for extras. So he works at the local supermarket with his best friend, Helen. One day at work one Jordy Fleming drives into his life, and it will never be the same. Jordy is flamboyant, gorgeous and full of life and energy. Everything that Brad thinks he is not. With the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching, Brad invites Helen to go on a family cruise with himself and his parents. No sooner than they board the ship, Helen spots Jordy who is vacationing with his family as well.
Over the week long cruise Brad and Jordy become fast friends and learn a lot about each other. Brad is becoming quite attached, but he's worried what will happen after the cruise. Jordy has opened up to him a lot while on vacation, talking about how his relationship hasn't turned out to be what he thought, or what he wants. With each passing day the two get closer and their relationship moves from friendship to something more passionate. Brad is falling hard and fast for Jordy, but he worries that he will get hurt in the end, that what happens on the cruise, stays on the cruise.
I really enjoyed how Grey took his love for Cruise ships and poured that into this story. The descriptives of the various activities and amenities onboard added an extra element to the story. This could have easily been a Seven Days story (another series by Andrew Grey) as it played out much like those books. The two main characters lives change dramatically and eternally over a period of seven days. And though Helen and the parents were secondary characters, they had a huge impact within the storyline. Brad's mom aggravated me almost to the breaking point, but she found her way in the end. Overall this was just a very sweet story about love on the high sea.