Connection Error (Steph’s Review)

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Title: Connection Error (#gaymers #3)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 5, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 2973 Loc on Kindle
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

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?

Fan girl here
yeah that’s me!
I cannot tell you how much Annabeth’s book’s keep getting better and better. Your writing is like a drug to me; totally sucking me in while my emotions are taken for a ride!!!!!! So much goes into her stories, and this one just wowed me. I loved all the detail/research she put into Ryan and Josiah’s characters. Ryan being ADHD, and the struggles he has with everyday life and how others perceive him, really captured my heart. Really, I just wanted to jump into the book and hug him. Then there is poor Ryan. Six months’ post-op from a mission that left him as a double leg amputee. The emotional and physical journey he takes as he tries to find a place for himself. Not to mention that he is trying to get over Chad his ex-fiancé.
Which I just realized, the author never wrote whom broke up with whom. Only that a few months after the breakup Chad ended up marrying a male nurse and were in the process of adoption.

This book really has it all!
1. Hot geeky men…check
2. Men in uniform…check
3. Humor galore…check….
4. Oh, and a puppy….check

Oh, and Josiah’s lack of filter on his mouth is priceless! At times, I was like…. did he just say that *me going back and rereading it* yeah I guess that did come out of his mouth? Not lying here. Wait till you get to Josiah’s realization that Ryan has no legs when they are departing the plane. Head smacking time here :/
In addition, the chemistry between the two main character’s, while hot, is a slow and bumpy process. There are so many hang-ups between the two, it does take a while for them to find their groove.

Thanks Annabeth for anther amazing read! Seriously, this is now my favorite book in the series, and I cannot wait for the audiobook to come out! Not going to lie, while I was reading this book there were a few times that Sean Crisden’s voice echoed in my head. So, I am sure it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out I have the audiobooks for this series as well. Sean Crisden narrating, need I say more?!?

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Galley copy of Connection Error (#gaymers #3) provided by Carina Press via Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.


I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.

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