A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Adam Only (Those Other Books #2) by Roe Horvat

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

The warning in the blurb says it all—this is a gay erotic love story. There’s a lot of sex in this. In fact, there’s sex before the characters have time to get to know one another, sex when they wake up in the morning, sex in the shower, in the kitchen, in the pool house…

The author wrote this book after The Other Book but the time frame is a prequel to that one. Adam and Christoffer, who appear in The Other Book, wanted their story told, so it was laid bare (pun intended). I would have appreciated this story much more if I had read The Other Book first because I didn’t get their heart-to-heart connection the way others who read the first one seem to have seen it.

Christoffer is older, wealthier, and much bigger physically—in all ways, if you know what I mean. Adam is lovely, graceful, slender, but muscular, as he is a dancer and it shows. He’s not had a lot of lovers in his life but craves a certain someone, and it seems Christoffer might be that someone.

Amidst the many sex scenes, we learn that Adam knew a bit about Christoffer before they met and that Christoffer is captivated by the lovely dancer. He tries to go slow so he doesn’t frighten Adam away, but that leads to the big Misunderstanding and Adam bolts. Not to worry, though. They find their way back to each other, acknowledging the beginning of feelings. Left with a HFN, this story is perfect for those who are looking for erotica with a bigger, older man and a younger, smaller one, with enough romantic interest to warm the heart. And the good news that I discovered when I immediately read The Other Book is that one shows this couple is together, emotionally connected, and experiencing their HEA.

The cover art by Roe Horvat features a head shot of a handsome young man in a brown-shaded tone


Book Details:

Published May 30th 2019 by Beaten Track Publishing
Edition Language English

Series Those Other Books

The Other Book

Adam Only


By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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