Review by Heather C.
(THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN MILD SPOILERS)
TITLE: The Brat-tastic Jayk Parker
SEQUEL TO: Wacky Wednesday
AUTHOR: J. A. Rock
PUBLISHER: Loose Id Publication
BLURB: A year after the body swap that let brat Jayk and his dom, Amon, experience each other’s lives for a day, the pair is ready to be married in a small, stress-free ceremony. Things are going smoothly until they meet Jennifer and Ron Gaines-Brake—a quarrelsome couple with a laundry list of troubles whose wedding is at the same venue.
When Jayk and Amon are drawn into the other couple’s drama, their own doubts and fears about marriage start to surface. And when they accidentally switch bodies with Jennifer and Ron the day before the wedding, their simple, stress-free celebration starts looking more and more like a nightmare.
As the couples attempt to deal with each other’s families, secrets, and last minute wedding preparations, things spiral out of control. Add to the mix a missing cat, a vigilant police officer, an intimidating dildo, and a cake like no other, and it’s anybody’s guess whether the weekend will end in bells or bedlam.
Remember when we met Jayk and Amon in Wacky Wednesday where, for some unexplained reason, they found themselves body-swapped with each other for 24 hours? Well, now it’s a year later and they’re getting married! They have it all planned out: a small ceremony with their closest friends and family (about 20 people) featuring Ginspurr (their cat) as the ring bearer. Things start to go wrong on the trip to the hotel, and then things get even crazier once they find themselves body-swapped with another couple who also plans to get married that weekend. A male-female couple!! Now, the two couples must get through the next 24 hours in each other’s bodies without tipping off any of their friends and family; including bachelor parties and dress fittings and revealing a very important secret.
No one knows what causes a body swap, but Jayk’s theory is that it happens to couples who are struggling in their relationships; either they have poor communication or they just don’t show enough appreciation for each other. Anyway, Jayk and Amon’s relationship has been pretty solid since the last body swap, but Jennifer and Ron’s relationship is heading towards the crapper. Will the body swap bring these two couples closer together? Or will it make them finally accept that marriage just isn’t right for them?
This was a really fun read with lots of humor and “Jayk-isms” that are too numerous to list. Once the body swap happened, I couldn’t stop laughing! At first, Jayk is terrified of his new vagina, and Amon is depressed over his diminished penis. OMG it was SO funny! For those of you who freak out when there is a vagina in your M/M romances, I hope you will be okay with this. I must warn you that there are lady bits in this book! Do you really expect Jayk not to check out what’s going on down there between his legs?! Turns out that Jayk’s little clit obsession was too funny and didn’t bother me at all. And Jayk and Amon’s wedding night was HOT!! Don’t worry, they both have their penises back by then!
Like Wacky Wednesday, this story was also told from alternating first person POVs between Jayk and Amon. This was not an issue at all for me, because their voices are so different from each other that it was easy to tell them apart.
This was a 4 Star read for me because the first third of the book was a little slow and repetitive. I agree that a brief refresher of the last book was needed, but this had too much and was dragging the book down for me. Also, there was too much of the character’s internal monologue trying to justify their need for a Domestic Discipline relationship. While I admit that I’m okay with Jayk and Amon’s emotional and physical relationship, I really don’t understand it at all. And I don’t really try to, because I like the characters so much. Also, I felt that all the explanations of what DD is and why Jayk felt he needed it was slowing the story immensely. Plus, all of this was already explained in the first book.
Overall, this was a fun, laugh out loud story. Don’t miss it if you enjoyed Wacky Wednesday.
Heather C. is one of the official reviewers on The Blog of Sid Love
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