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Length: 42,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Roe Horvat
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
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.
Let me start my review by saying that this is the first (but certainly won’t be the last) book I’ve read by Roe Horvat. Therefore, while I know that the reason he titled this ‘The Other Book’ is because it is unlike his previous publications, I can’t comment about the accuracy of that statement or on how it compares to those earlier stories.
Having said all that, I didn’t need to know anything about this author to realize, within the first few pages, that I was, at the very least, going to enjoy this book. From the very first paragraph the writing is smooth and engaging; it picked me up, dropped me straight into the story and kept me captive there until I’d finished.
The blurb tells us that this is a gay erotic romance, and, on one level, that’s exactly what The Other Book is; a hot story about men who can’t keep their hands (and other body parts) off each other. But, if you think the word ‘erotic’ indicates that there isn’t a solid, well-plotted, and fascinating story-line in this book, you’d be wrong. There is a lot of story here, and some of it will break your heart, before putting it back together again.
I’ve been thinking about this and I feel that a good alternative title for this book would have been ‘The Other Man’. No, not because first Tyler on his own and later Tyler and Joel together engage in sex with another couple. What struck me when I read this story was that Joel by the end of the book is a completely different man from the character we (think) we meet when the story starts. And, in a less dramatic way, the same can be said for Tyler.
Which brings me to the amount of enticing and fabulously worded sex we encounter on these pages. Sex is what Joel needs, first because it acts as a sort of release valve, allowing him to stay in the closet and later because it gives him…. But no, if you want to know more, you’ll just have to get the book and read it.
Long review short: The Other Book is an exquisitely written, very special, and highly erotic story that is about a whole lot more than ‘just’ sex.
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