Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 62,000 words 

Cover Design: Harper by Design 

Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives for his job as a glassblower. That and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbours, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.

Whenever he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is whipped into a state of frenzied lust… and a longing for a relationship like theirs.

To his amazement, Rai and Evan find his embarrassing tendency to blush utterly charming, and the three men grow closer over the course of the long, hot summer. Despite enjoying Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smouldering gaze, Josh is determined never to do anything to split them apart.

However, when a naked Josh falls—quite literally—into the middle of one of Rai and Evan’s marathon sex sessions, the force of their mutual attraction takes over. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. If the three of them can’t renegotiate the rules of their new relationship, Josh risks losing their friendship—and any chance at love—forever

Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex.

Bonus Christmas Hot Floor short story included in this edition!

Originally published by Samhain Publishing, September 2012

My thoughts

Well now, this is one very…very hot story. Mind you, it’s also charming, funny, and a wee bit angsty, but mostly it is very…very hot. I mean, what else could I possibly say about a story containing lines like:

‘my debauched deep-throating angel in nerd specs’

But, enough about that for now. I’m sure you’ve caught on to the idea that this is one very sexy story, but that’s not to say there isn’t a lot more to it than just fun and games.

Poor Josh is a bundle of insecurity. After having been dumped by his closeted ex-boyfriend his self-confidence has pretty much taken a nosedive, as has his sex life. Having two sexy men living one floor below them, and hearing the noises resulting from their loud and enthusiastic love making, makes him horny and at the same time intensifies his loneliness.

When the shoddy building he lives him results in him falling, bathtub and all, into Rai and Evan’s apartment, it heralds a change Josh could never have foreseen or even hoped for. But as hot and exciting as his time living with the two men is, Josh is sure it can never be more than a temporary arrangement, no matter how hard he is falling for both of them and yearns to be theirs.

And so an enticing tale of seduction, kink, and attraction ensues. But all new relationships are awkward and when there are three partners involved, two of whom have been together for longer, it only gets more complicated.

Taking that into account, there’s very little real angst in this story. Sure, Josh is second guessing himself, Rai, and Evan, as well as the whole set up quite often, but for the most part, this is a story of three men getting ever closer, discovering how incredibly compatible they are, and enjoying each other’s company, bodies, and kinks.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The humour in it had me smiling a lot, and laughing out loud occasionally too. The characters charmed their way into my heart. What’s not to love about a gentle giant (Evan), a toppy bottom with well hidden but deep insecurities (Rai), and an almost innocent with a humiliation kink(Josh)? And who knew that glass blowing could not only be utterly fascinating but also very titillating?

If you’re in the mood for a well written, fun, touching, and sexy few hours I highly recommend The Hot Floor.

‘Home wasn’t the bricks and mortar. Home was these two men, making me fly.’

Double Trouble – A Hot Floor bonus story

This was a wonderful short story, almost an epilogue really, proving that a few months together has done nothing to diminish these men’s appetites or kinkiness — quite the opposite in fact. And how promising is it that this short story ends with the words: ‘The End (for now…)’?

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