Length: 4hrs 26mins
Cover Design: Roe Horvat
Narrated By: Vance Bastian
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.
Gay erotic romance. Contains explicit scenes and sexual interactions between more than two partners. For adult readers only.
Overall: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Performance: 5 of 5 Stars
Story: 4 of 5 Stars
I read this book initially in January of this year…and surprisingly liked it. I’ve included my review of the ebook below but I’m adding my thoughts on the vocal performer first.
My first experience with both this author and this vocal performer was in December 2018 and I became an immediate fan of both. Listening to this book was a no-brainer for me. Mr. Bastian performed this book perfectly and I never knew I loved the name Tyler/Ty until I heard him say it (this gave me reason to pause and rewind several times in the book – who knew?).
–original ebook review-
I read (or actually listened to) my first book by this author last year and immediately became a fan. When the opportunity arose to read this book, I jumped. Although I typically don’t read the author forward at the beginning of books, something in this one caught my eye, so I read it and was further intrigued by the story. In it the author talks about writing and publishing erotica which I typically don’t read but I was still ‘in’ on reading this book. Make no mistake…this is an erotica book. But, there is a really good story here too. If you have a toy drawer, this book will definitely need to go in it.
Understand that there is a LOT of sex in this book. There are also scenes with multiple partners including with a committed couple so if that bothers you, leave this one alone.
At the beginning of the story, I was NOT a fan of Joel and expected this to be just another angry sex, purely erotic tale. But as the story unraveled we learned there was more to him than met the eye. He is hiding. He had a craptastic childhood. He uses sex to escape his pain. He wants Tyler but doesn’t want to want him. However, they work well together both in the bedroom and out of it. I love that Tyler only lets him get away with sex as an escape for so long before he stops him. I also like that Tyler helps set Joel free.
Joel’s switch to sweet when they attempt a relationship (albeit hidden) was a little abrupt but it worked for him and they’re previous interactions with each other, so it only niggled a little.
Overall, I really liked this story even though I typically don’t read erotica because of the lack of story and overabundance of sex. The author struck a good balance of both here.
About the Author
Queer fiction author Roe Horvat was born in the post-communist wasteland of former Czechoslovakia. Equipped with a dark sense of sarcasm, Roe traveled Europe and finally settled in Sweden. He came out as transgender in 2017 and has been fabulous since. He loves Jane Austen, Douglas Adams, bad action movies, stand-up comedy, pale ale, and daiquiri, with equal passion. When not hiding in the studio doing graphics, he can be found trolling cafés in Gothenburg, writing, and people-watching.
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