Blurb: Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.? ?
Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.?
?A little bewildered and scared, but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.
Upside Down is another delightful story from N.R. Walker and we get asexual characters in it – yasss representation! Maybe I’m not just reading enough books with asexual characters but I loved it when one of my favorite authors does it!
The characters here are all-so-interesting. We’re all given little backstories including the supporting characters that does not distract us from the main characters themselves.
Here, we have the adorable, geeky, not-in-a-annoying-way-no-filter funny Jordan O’Neill. He also happens to be cute and loves wearing matching outfits! Did I say adorable?! He’s just so squishy! Do you get what I mean? He’s just so cute and ADORABLE!
Hennessy on the other hand (what a name by the way) is the perfect opposite of Jordan, they just complement each other so well. I loved his calm demeanor, and how he’s so patient and understanding with Jordan. I think we all need a Hennessy in our lives when we’re trying to decompressed and not worry about anything in the world.
I really do loved the cute bus meet-ups and the Soup crew – it’s just so freaking adorable! I mean, that’s a rom-com movie scene right there and I’d be eavesdropping the hell out of them too!
I really do loved the sensitivity of the author here, what with Jordan’s freak-out on whether he really is asexual or not. I loved how Jordan’s issue was addressed here. From the get go, it was apparent that he’d freak out sooner or later but it was just very nice how the author paced it.
The epilogue is just pure love. Where can I get someone like Jordan or Hennessy? Love the conclusion of the story and their friends’ ménage à trois too! I’m wondering if the author would have the time to write something about them too because that’d be very interesting to read(I won’t be dropping the names of the characters but they are amazing too).
This is another solid story from N.R. Walker – just absolutely fun, charming and very enlightening in away. Just read it y’all! ❤
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 251 pagesPublished March 19th 2019
About The Author
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way. She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal. She’s been writing ever since.