Title: The Other Book
Author: Roe Horvat
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Erotica
Page Count: 133
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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.
Oh. My. Holy. Hell.
I was seriously NOT expecting this much HEAT from Roe Horvat but I loved it!
This story comes with a preemptive note at the start, which I would recommend reading. Sometimes the insight of the author and where they were headspace wise when writing gives you more clarity and enjoyment and I for sure kept it in mind with this story. And here’s my disclaimer… I’m not into more than one partner for love scenes and too much sex in a story and I skim. This book had a lot of sex and it did have a scene with a foursome, but knowing the origin of the story and the surrounding emotion with the scene, it didn’t have a detrimental impact on me. In fact, it was one of the most pivotal moments of the story.
That being said, there was an actual story here and it was beautifully written. If you’ve read any of Roe Horvat’s work, you know the writing is stellar. This was no exception. I loved that this started off as a enemies to lovers story as well as a naughty workplace romance.
The two MC’s were perfect. They communicated effortlessly and I loved how the writer showed how much empathy and understanding both men had for each other. There were no misunderstandings here, which was a welcomed relief.
Do yourself a favor and read this book. It was heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time. Roe Horvat broke my heart and put it back together again and I enjoyed every minute.