by Annabeth Albert
#Gaymers, Book 3
Release Date: September 5, 2016
Genre: Romance, M/m Romance, contemporary romance, military romance
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game.
Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.
When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun?
Book Three of the #gaymers series
Oh man. This is exactly the kind of book that guarantee to cheer me up if I'm in a funky mood. There is just simply no way any reader can keep a straight face when they read about Josiah and his antics. Definitely a reread material for all the laughter, sweetness and love that it provides me.
Josiah is a video game programmer who has ADHD. He is constantly jumpy, restless, forgetful and talk without much filter. He just got a new role as a team lead, but lacking in some leadership skill. Chance had it that he met a hot guy that is totally out of his league during his business trip.
Ryan is an injured Navy SEAL that is hard set to return to active duty despite his condition. I'm not sure to praise for his determination or call him out for being delusional. His only life goal seems to be the hero who save the day. Geeky Josiah is definitely not his type, nor he has any interest in relationship after breaking up with his fiance.
Josiah is such a dear and his antics are often hilarious. When he met Ryan, all he think is that Ryan is super hot. Arm porn alert! He didn't see Ryan as an invalid, which I think is the most important part of their relationship.
Ryan used to be an alpha guy before his injuries. His condition is a big hit to his ego and he get really self conscious about himself. I think the Ryan before might not even remotely be interested in Josiah, he still don't, but the genuine way Josiah really see him for who he is make Ryan realize that this is true love compare to his previous relationship.
On paper, both Josiah and Ryan have some heavy baggage and serious issue to deal with. But their story was told in a really lighthearted manner and injected with so much humor. Is not the kind of book that need to be taken too seriously. However, there are also time when they face some challenge in their life and relationship that make me a teary eye. Love all their text messages and emails throughout the story.
The only thing that can make this book even better for me is more sex. Yes, I'm such a perv that way. The handful of sex scenes in this book are really hot and all, but I wish to read more of the different position that I can envision. I want to read about Ryan going down on Josiah, Josiah or Ryan being on top, bottom, behind, in front, sideways, on the desk, against the wall, on the chair etc... Wow! I think I have some pretty good imagination right there.
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency