Friday, June 7, 2019

Review & Giveaway: ADAM ONLY by Roe Horvat (Those Other Books #2)

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Length: 39,000 words
Cover Design: Roe Horvat
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing

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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.


He didn’t have a clue what he was doing. Why was he still here? He should leave. Now.

The house was far away from any main roads, but he could walk for a bit and then get a taxi to the nearest train station back to the city. Maybe there was a bus stop somewhere close. His thoughts sharpened—the jerking off, swim, and caffeine had cleared his brain. Determined not to waste more time daydreaming about wealthy bears who never gave a damn, he finished his coffee. He’d need to sneak back to the bathroom to get his clothes. And his phone. He shouldn’t have lingered.

He found which cabinet door in the kitchen hid the built-in dishwasher and placed the cup inside. Then he climbed the stairs on tiptoes and peeked into the bedroom. Christoffer slept on his back, snoring softly.

Adam spotted his phone on the nightstand. Christoffer must have put it on charge after Adam had fallen asleep. He wouldn’t dwell on how considerate that was. He snatched up the phone and closed himself in the bathroom.

Eying the red thong with disgust, he threw it in the trash. What had he been thinking? He dragged the jeans up his naked body, pulled on his socks and slid into the T-shirt. His jacket was downstairs. He opened the door carefully, ready to bolt without looking at the sleeping man.

Except Christoffer was now sitting on the edge of the bed, naked, staring up at Adam with sleepy eyes.


“Hi,” Christoffer murmured. His eyes slid up and down Adam’s body, noticing the clothes. His smile turned cautious.

“Hi.” Adam shifted from foot to foot. What now?

The moment dragged on until Adam’s heart was pounding. He needed to say something, quick, and get out of there before it could get any more awkward.

“I…” he began but closed his mouth again. He couldn’t decipher Christoffer’s expression. And all that skin on display was distracting.

Christoffer braced his hands on his knees and inhaled deeply, his Goliathan shoulders lifting. “You like eggs?”


“For breakfast.”

“Yeah,” Adam blurted before he thought of the implications. He was staying for breakfast? He wanted to. Stupid! He absolutely shouldn’t! Seeing Christoffer now, those gentle gray eyes such a contrast to his brutish form, Adam ached to stay. You stupid, horny, clingy asshole. Get out of here!

He opened his mouth to say something else, to apologize and whisper goodbye, but Christoffer was faster.

“Good. Wait for me in the kitchen. I just need to…” He gestured to the bathroom door behind Adam’s back.

“Oh. Sure.”

Adam stepped aside, quivering, and the big man stood in all his naked glory. He bent down and kissed Adam’s cheek, lingering, his breath hot by Adam’s ear. Then he disappeared into the bathroom. “I’ll be just a minute,” he threw over his shoulder before the door snapped shut.

Adam stood there, stunned, and touched his tingling cheek.

Carra's Review

There’s a handful of erotic romance stories I’ve read where the main couple is one that evolves in a whirlwind of crazily intense passion over a short timeframe, and the author has made their relationship believable as more than just a surface level physical attraction.  Adam and Christoffer have easily claimed the top of that list, and Roe Horvat has now been cemented on my shortlist of auto-buy authors.

When I read the first book in this series (The Other Book), it was virtually impossible to not have my interest piqued by Adam and Christoffer.  They played a unique role as Tyler’s friend and as a part of Joel’s journey in that story.  Adam is clearly an exceptionally sexual being, but contrary to what some might think of him, he’s not promiscuous—he just feels things passionately as he experiences them.  Christoffer clearly brings this out in Adam more than anyone, and knows exactly what to do to help Adam soar.

Neither of them think they deserve the other.  They both have it in their heads that their initial time together will be it.  They both want more…a LOT more…and not just in a “that’s the best sex I’ve ever had” way either.  The author did a good job of giving Adam and Christoffer enough MEANINGFUL non-sexual interaction to make the development between them credible, and to have me fully invested in their happiness as well.

And oh my, those sexual interactions.  I had an idea what to expect after reading The Other Book, but still.  Oh my.  I read a definition of erotic romance once that says in its definition that “sex plays a deep role in the characters’ journey towards love”.  That is absolutely true here—the sex is explicit, erotic, and plentiful; but just like with book one it was not simply gratuitous.

Roe Horvat continues to blow me away with his writing, and Adam Only is deserving of ALL the stars (so in book review land, that means 5).  While this is the second book in the series, it’s not necessary (at least at this point) to read these in order.  Adam Only actually comes before The Other Book in the timeline.  I did like seeing Tyler here, and to get a bit more background for him—this actually makes me want to go back and re-read the first book.  If you haven’t read it yet, take your pick on which one to read first; but if you’re a fan of M/M erotic romance, both stories need to be in your library—if they’re not then you are truly missing out.  This book and series are meant strictly for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit erotic sexual content.

About the Author

Queer fiction author Roe Horvat was born in the post-communist wasteland of former Czechoslovakia. Equipped with a dark sense of sarcasm, Roe traveled Europe and finally settled in Sweden. He came out as transgender in 2017 and has been fabulous since. He loves Jane Austen, Douglas Adams, bad action movies, stand-up comedy, pale ale, and daiquiri, with equal passion. When not hiding in the studio doing graphics, he can be found trolling cafés in Gothenburg, writing, and people-watching.


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