New Adult by Timothy Janovsky is a sparkling M/M romance

New Adult. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca
New Adult. Image courtesy Sourcebooks Casablanca /

Reading a romance book by a new author is always an adventure including the latest from Timothy Janovsky: New Adult.

New Adult is Janovsky’s latest release and is another m/m romance from the author. While I haven’t read the rest of the series, I’m confident in saying you don’t have to read the other books before you start this one.

Regardless if you’re a completionist, then you might want to start with Never Been Kissed which is the first book in the Boy Meets Boy series, and then follow it up with You’re A Mean One, Matthew Prince. It’s the second book and it’s set around Christmas so maybe not the best one to start.

Either way, New Adult by Timothy Janovsky is one of the most unique m/m romances I’ve read to date.

New Adult by Timothy Janovsky is slightly absurd yet dazzling.

With a title like New Adult, I had a different idea of what this book was going to be and that was a college story. However, this is very much an adult romance and it follows Nolan who is an up-and-coming comedian. While things aren’t going great for him, he has an opportunity of a lifetime.

The only problem is that it comes up during his sister’s wedding and he decides to go without thinking of the consequences. After he comes back, everything falls apart with his family, his budding relationship, and his best friend. To try and make things better, he wishes on the crystals from his sister’s wedding and is transported to 30.

Considering that he was 23 at the start of the story, it’s a stark contrast for both him and us as readers. At this point, we’re watching Nolan piece together what happened in those 7 years and how he can try to get back to being 23. He has to try and repair those relationships which isn’t easy to do.

While New Adult deals a lot with Nolan making amends, we also see him reconnect with Drew, his former roommate and best friend. The two end up having such a sweet and tender romance I adored. Seeing them fall back into their friendship and work together to be better was excellent. Plus there’s a twist about 75% into the story that shocked me.

If you’re a fan of 13 Going on 30 and m/m romances, I think you’ll enjoy this one. I think it was a lot of fun. The only area I think the story lacked was romance as I wish we would have gotten a bit more of them being together on the page. They didn’t even kiss or act affectionately towards each other much but that’s one of my favorite parts of a romance.

New Adult might not have been my perfect romance, but I still really liked it. It was a lot of fun and had a very unorthodox plot which I enjoyed. I think if you’re looking for a new and exciting m/m romance, I’d highly recommend it.

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