In The Rough by JB McDonald

Torquere Press

Erotic M/M Contemporary

ISBN 978-1-60370-779-4

Reviewed by Nannette



Jay and Rick are best friends with benefits. Jay seems happy with what they have, but Rick has always wanted more. When Jay finds out that his eight year old daughter Emmy is being abused by his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Jay will have to finally step up to the plate and get his life together or risk losing Emmy to the state. Rick knows just when to push Jay and just when to back off, but ultimately, it’s Jay who has to take a chance on himself and make things work…with his life and with Rick.

I expected In the Rough to be intense, but I wasn’t prepared for how much the story and characters would move me. In The Rough is a story about second chances and starting over and realizing what you have before it’s gone.  It’s about healing and learning and living. Rick and Jay dance around their feelings, fearing that if they try to turn their relationship into more, they’ll lose what they already have. Jay and Rick travel a rough road to happiness. They’re two broken guys who make each other whole again. In The Rough is a beautiful, poignant, and uplifting story.


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