Title: The King’s Men (All for the Game #3)
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 3, 2014
Genre(s): M/M YA
Page Count: 556
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5++ stars out of 5
Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn’t survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he’s got more reasons than ever to live.
Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew’s never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn’t mean anything, maybe Neil won’t regret losing it, but the one person Neil can’t lie to is himself.
He’s got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko’s not the only monster in Neil’s life. The truth might get them all killed—or be Neil’s one shot at getting out of this alive.
WOW! What an amazing series. There is so much emotion in these books, but in such a subtle way that it packed even more of a punch.
Neil is still playing Exy with his team. But the team is pretty messed up at the moment. Secrets are revealed and almost no one seems to get along. Neil makes it his task to change this.
But Neil also still has a big target on his back. People want to kill him and he has to find a way to keep his team safe.
With the games, the fights within the team, and all the blood, there is also Andrew. Neil and Andrew just cannot stay apart. I absolutely loved them together. Theirs is not a conventional love, but because of that every touch felt that much more powerful. Don’t expect puppies and rainbows, these guys are damaged and don’t trust anyone. So the fact that they even get close at all is a miracle. I loved them together.
I’ve said it before, but I love how everything is so subtle in this series. There are no in your face declarations of love or friendship, but you can see it anyway.
I was worried there would be fade to black sexy scenes since this is YA. And I hate fade to black because I want to feel the connection. And sex and tenderness is a way to express that connection. But no fade to black scenes here! I think the author did an amazing job to write scenes that were not detailed at all, but made me feel all the emotions going on at that moment. That shower scene was one of my favorites!
I would really recommend this site once you’ve finished all 3 books. I wasn’t ready to let Neil and Andrew go, so this really helped me with my book hangover.