Adam Only (CrabbyPatty’s Review)


Title: Adam Only (Those Other Books #2)
Author: Roe Horvat
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: May 30, 2019
Genre(s): Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 128
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

On stage, Adam lets his passion drive him. All his secret desires, everything nasty, dirty, and beautiful flows freely through him, for once in harmony. His soul thrives when his body moves, but only on stage. Adam’s passionate nature makes him a great dancer…and a failure at life. He’s a lonely, emotional mess. Going home with a man far out of his reach is the last thing Adam should do. Christoffer represents everything Adam isn’t: strong, independent, educated, and rich. His kind eyes, at odds with his brutish form, make Adam’s knees and restraint buckle.

Once Christoffer sees Adam dancing, he’s lost. The young man is mesmerizing, otherworldly, and unpredictable. Whatever might happen between them, it will be transient, and Christoffer will most likely get hurt. The temptation is too great, however, and the sex explosive. He might as well enjoy every moment he’s given, even if it’s just one day, maybe two. If Christoffer treads carefully, Adam might stay until Monday.

Warning: Adam Only is a gay erotic love story. It contains explicit language and sexual scenes between two consenting men. For adult readers only.


FYI – I did not read the first book in this series (how did I miss it?), but feel Adam and Christopher’s story works very well as a stand-alone. And apparently, the second book in the series is actually set prior to the first book, so the sequel is really a prequel (?)

In “Adam Only,” Roe Horvat combines toe-curling incredibly hot and richly abundant erotic sex with a tender love story and does it well. Adam has a lithe physique and an ethereal glow about him … although that could be the glitter on his body as Christopher first spots him dancing table-top at a party. Christopher is immediately taken by Adam … “and Christopher thought of hidden treasures, of sparklers and long winter evenings in bed. He’d found a treasure.”

And Adam is captivated by the man who appears threateningly large, but who wants “A partner, friends and a family who visit often, a dog …” although “it was difficult and exhausting – finding someone who liked him, who wouldn’t get bored, who would enjoy the calm and quiet life Christopher wanted.” I love how these two men immediately share a sizzling sexual connection, very closely followed by the realization they’ve found exactly what they were always looking for.

He wanted to be owned without being shackled. He craved to be used without being punished. He needed a master, but he needed to be free.

I loved this erotically tender read and recommend it highly! 5 stars for “Adam Only.”

Those Other Books series


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I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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4 comments

  • I was on the fence about the 1st book because of the scenes with another couple, that if I’m not mistaken it’s this one, so maybe getting to know these 2 first it’ll work for the first book 🙂

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    • Hhmm … I didn’t know that Adam and Christopher had a threesome in the first book. M/M/M is definitely not my thing in M/M romance so I’ll have to perhaps reconsider reading it. Thatnks for the heads-up.

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