Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson
Series: Gamers #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ
Publication date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 175 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Chad Lake only showed up at his sister's party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can't resist trying to ruffle the guy's perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie's ready for him, though, and in the end, it's Chad who's left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.
Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad's sister—the same sister who holds Owen's career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad's sexy taunts push him too far. There's something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can't seem to stay away…
**This is part of an M/F series but can be read as standalone**
Since I first heard Megan was writing a M/M book in her AMAZING (and fantastically nerdy) Gamers Brazen series, I knew I needed this book in my life ASAP. And believe me, when I got my hands on it, I wasted no time jumping in. On Christmas Day. With my family. This book is HOT and I was admittedly a little uncomfortable reading some of the scenes with my mom, dad and extended family nearby. But it didn’t stop me!
I loved Chad and Owen’s story. They couldn’t have been more different, but those differences are what made the book really work for me. Chad was more reckless, adventurous and less tied down than Owen. He was more into fun than responsibilities and being all serious. Now, don’t get me wrong, he had talents, goals and ambitions, but he also recognized the value of frivolity and flirtation. And flirtation is exactly what he got with buttoned up, more serious Owen when they first met. It was far from instalove, but there was definitely chemistry there. (And a healthy dose of hostility, at times.) But it worked. It worked so very well.
It could probably go without saying that this book was hot as hell. Let’s just say Owen was far more adventurous than you would think upon first glance. And their sexytimes were smoking. But, this book was a lot more than just that. I loved how Chad and Owen came together and how they complemented each other. I really enjoyed how them coming into each other’s lives made them each realize they wanted more out of life and how they began to grow and change together. It made for a great story. One I couldn’t put down once I started.
I love the Gamers series. I’m already waiting for the fourth book. (Ethan!) I really enjoyed revisiting Austin and Marley and seeing how their relationship has progressed since the first book. I love this nerdy, sexy series and recommend it to anyone and everyone who reads romance. There’s a little something for everyone here.
And seriously, who knew bow ties could be so versatile… and hot?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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