M. Jules Aedin
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Loose Id
Release Date
January 2012
Book 2 of Queen City
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more

Adam and Keith like playing games in the bedroom — and in the hot tub and in the elevator and backstage at a concert — and they really like inviting other people to play with them. But when they both get a little more attached to Sebastian than they intended to, the rules of the game change.

Sebastian is just a journalism major trying to take control of his life when his plans get blown out of the water by a surprise one-night-stand with his favorite actor and the actor's rock star boyfriend. What should have just been a great party story turns into an emotional entanglement that shakes his world, and he's not prepared for the spotlight or what's hiding in the shadows it casts.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Apr 24, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
131 people found the following review helpful
LOVEGAMES is the second book in a contemporary series with well thought through characters and steamy scenes. I was really looking forward to it, especially thanks to the beautiful cover and I wasn't disappointed.

Sebastian ends up at a concert of a singer he's not that big a fan of and the last thing he expects is to actually meet the singer himself – not that he even recognizes him at first. But Keith's pushy and confident attitude isn't something that appeals to Sebastian at first, instead it is what pushes him back into the crowd and straight into the arms of Adam, Keith's boyfriend and Sebastian's favorite actor.

Keith and Adam have an open relationship. They prefer to be together, but due to their work, it often happens that other people find their way into their celebrity beds. Sometimes individually and sometimes in a threesome, pleasure is not a foreign notion to them, so they don't think twice about inviting Sebastian – a hot little thing – back to their bed for a hot night of satisfaction.

All three of them are caught by surprise when they do want more out of that burning one night stand, but the road to that ending is neither a short one nor an easy one. Sebastian probably took it the easiest, since he was the first one to be aware of his crush and accepting it, but he had confidence issues and let's face it, none of us would just accept a famous actor and singer feeling anything other than passing interest toward us.

This story shared all three points of view and I found that to be very interesting. In general I do prefer to see all sides of a situation and I do relate to such books with more ease. As for the plot, while interesting, this book was mostly a collection of steamy and inventive sex scenes, some of which I thoroughly enjoyed but that might not be for everyone simply because of their frequency.

There was a certain plot bomb just jumping out of a story, but I was focused more on the characters and their struggles which were exquisite and detailed enough to make the story appealing despite the sex. With secrets falling out of Keith's closet and the intensity cracking between all three men, it takes effort for them to find their happy ending and that was the part that touched me the most.

The first book in the series – Paper Planes – is in my opinion better than this sequel. The characters are more wounded and their attraction more on the side of keeping the readers on our toes, but LOVEGAMES does have a charm of its own. It is a completely different book, from the plot to the fact that it's a ménage, but still very special and also another reminder why I like this author's work. I have read a few books by her and one thing I can say about them is – they are all different. Very different from one another and in my book that is a big plus. When an author can create a different style with each story and bring new depths to the writing, there is nothing else to be said there other than maybe slapping a big fat recommendation label right beside the author's name.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Loose Id.
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