It was supposed to be just sex... Famous last words.
Tyler doesn't overthink pleasure and avoids complications. He knows it might be stupid to get involved with his closeted boss, but the temptation is too great. At first, the cold and beautiful Joel Sandstrom seems to loathe Tyler's guts.
Except one late night at the office, his reasons become clear...and his control breaks.
Every time they touch, Joel's stony face comes alive, harsh lines smooth out, and for a minute, he looks serene. Happy, even. Just sex - dirty, intense, spectacular sex.
During their covert encounters, Tyler discovers the power he has over the lonesome man, and it's a heady feeling. What if he could set Joel free and give him peace of mind? When Tyler realizes how much Joel needs him, he doesn't regret breaking his own rules.
Holy crap, did you know that Roe Horvat could write filthy, delicious, erotic romance? I sure didn't!
Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. I have a bad habit of not reading blurbs and getting books solely on author name and/or friends' reviews. I did not know that I was in for the erotic ride of a lifetime.
Some warnings: This book is a VERY explicit M/M ROMANCE. There are also scenes with multiple partners. I loved every juicy (heh) second of it, but some readers might want less sex or only certain kinds of sex in their romance. There are also some painful scenes with a homophobic character.
Let's get down to it: I ADORED this book. It grabbed me from the start and didn't let me go.
The Other Book started off with a theme I love: enemies-to-lovers. We get hate sex, people. Glorious, angry, slightly BDSM-y hate sex.
The animosity is actually fairly short-lived, and I thought the slide into mushy-lovey was a little fast (hence knocking off 1/2 a star), but the relationship details are SO well done.
The book has a TON of sex, but the romance is there and it is POWERFUL. There is beauty in letting go and discovering your full sexual potential, that I think that's what this book is exploring. The freedom to be yourself with a partner that understands you and your needs; that's an amazing thing.
The Other Book isn't porn without plot. It has a plot and a lovely, painful, emotional one at that. And the writing... wow, so lovely. Roe Horvat does descriptive writing perfectly and with such skill.
If you are in the mood for something that is sex-heavy but with all of the feels of your favorite gooey romance, don't miss this one. Roe Horvat delivers the goods.
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