I've never been to Provincetown, so I have no idea if this depiction is accurate, but even so, the picture Jacob paints of the colourful place caught me up. I felt like I was reading an endless party and it so often had that same wide-eyed OMG reaction I probably would have had if I'd been there. I think I like that as one of my favourite aspects of this book. The town itself became a character, and made the book that much more interesting.
The characters themselves were also interesting. Zach especially made me want to pet him a bit, both because he was so clearly lost after the breakup and because he was so enviably brave to take such a trip by himself with no idea what he was in for.
The whole book was both a romp and a heart-warmer, and that's really hard to do. I snickered out loud more than once, and I cheered for the guys to get it right and let love take over. This is one of those books I will read again when I pick up book two, just to get to know them again. Like revisiting the scene of the best vacation ever :)
This narrator also happens to be one of my favourite, so that, I'm sure upped my enjoyment of this book a lot, though I'm pretty sure I would have loved reading it myself. It's just a lot of fun.
The Blurb: Provincetown: Book One (click on the cover to go buy the book)
Zach Kelly’s life is a shambles. His boyfriend of three years dumped him, and his writing career is going nowhere. On a whim, he heads to Provincetown, Massachusetts, to nurse his broken heart and figure out his next step. He’s expecting to find rest and relaxation on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Instead, Zach meets a hunky porn star during a chance encounter at a leather shop he mistakes as a place to buy a belt that is definitely not for whipping.
Van Pierce is smitten when shy and inexperienced Zach crashes through a shelf of fetish gear. Though Van’s got an insatiable appetite for men on and off the set, his porn persona, Hart Throb, hides a broken heart. He’s struggling to find the reality the porno set doesn’t offer, and Zach is fighting to find the fantasy that will set his writing on fire. The odd goofball and the suave beefcake may either find love amid Provincetown’s colorful pageantry where summer never seems to end—or more heartbreak than either can imagine.