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- Print Length: 127 pages
- Publication Date: January 26, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0848JZS4F
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I’ve probably not given a frankly erotic book my top rating before. Why? Because I have found, over time, that descriptions of sex in any book are, ultimately, a distraction from the purpose of the book for me as a reader, which is explorations of place and character.
However, I knew this going into “Adam Only” as one of Roe Horvat’s “other books.” Horvat has an agenda, and he makes no bones about it: Adam gets what Adam needs. I also knew that Horvat is a romantic creature, and thus I anticipated that the book was not going to simply be a porny collection of scenes of physical intimacy with the barest of narrative ligaments connecting them. Horvat cares too deeply about the personalities of his characters, about the emotional storms they’ve endured, and about working with those critical details to give his tales coherence and weight.
I was never bored during this book. More significantly, I found myself in the position that m/m guru Josh Lanyon once described in her book on how to write a gay romance: aroused and in tears. That’s the ticket.
You see, both Christoffer and Adam are onetime fantasy types of mine, and while they together make a classic example of the “Beauty and the Beast” trope, neither of these two young men comes near to being a stereotype to blunt the impact of their romance. At times in the course of my longish life, I have wanted to be both of these men, so I find I can readily see from both perspectives. Horvat imbues both Christoffer and Adam with great qualities – looks, skills, intelligence – but also curses them with those characteristics that touch me most deeply – vulnerability and insecurity. Each man, in spite of what he knows to be true about himself, feels unworthy of the attention of the other. It is only the sex that draws them together (they both think). The difference there – something neither of them can understand at first – is that what goes on in their heads and hearts sets them both apart. Both Christoffer and Adam assume they’ve not found what they want most through some personal failing, and both have come to accept their fate, however sad it makes them. Once burned twice shy as the American saying goes, and these boys have both been burned.
The clincher that makes this book special, and different, is Horvat’s gift of place: his adopted Sweden is the setting for all his books (well, Germany’s in there, too), and for an American, the physical sense of place as expressive of who the main characters are has a significant impact. Christoffer is seen through the lens of the house he created and the windswept piece of land on which it sits. Adam is seen through the stage on which his dancing bursts forth in all its splendor.
This is not a book filled with high levels of stress – it is a pretty simple romance, rendered piquant because the reader knows everything, and becomes desperate for the resolution we want. Yeah, the intimacy between these men is graphic and extremely well written. (Pause while I fan myself.) It is, however, the tenderness that brings tears to one’s eyes. Therein lies the measure of a man – not just in actions, but in the emotion behind the actions.
Oh, this couple! Adam is wonderfully heartbreaking, and is so afraid of making the wrong choices. Christoffer has a lovely heart and desperately wants Adam to just let him to care for him. Their sex is off the charts hot, and their feelings are beautiful. These two are perfect together. I needed this couple's story after reading The Other Book, and this is all I could have hoped for. This is very much erotic and very much romantic, and I will read it again and again in the future.
Adam Only is the story of the 37 year old Christoffer and the 22 year old dancer Adam. They are appear in The Other Book when they already are a couple. Adam Only is the story of how they meet and become more.
Yes, there are a lot of hot sex in this book but it’s filled with so much more. The care and love between Christoffer and Adam is what shines through. They spend a weekend together and slowly gets to know one another. It’s Adam’s past that puts a stop to it but thankfully the heart wants what wants. It’s a quick read that packs a punch.
Second: OMG so much feelings!
Third: OMG what a sexy deliciousness in one story!
I almost fooled myself by thinking I started a nice somewhat regular story. But f, of course not! This author never writes a regular story. They are always exceptional!
Two beautiful men with their own dreams of a perfect life.
When Christoffer laid eyes on young Adam, who was dancing on a table, he couldn’t stop looking. Adam agreed to come home with him and they have the most amazing evening, next day, weekend. We see their dreams, insecurities and hopes for a future.
It was the most sensitive erotic read, beautifully developed, I was floored!
Can you get goosebumps by reading an erotic story? Yes you can, I had them, goshh did I have them. It was such an emotional ride. More than beautiful!
Top international reviews
I inhaled this. I woke up at 2.45 the night it came out (because my subconscious wants what it wants!) and i read this gorgeousness in one delicious sitting. So, I'll be tired all day. Worth it.
Adam and Christoffer - lithe dancer and big blond bear engineer - two gentle souls who I fell in love with as they fell for each other.
Neither can believe their luck, neither thinks it can last. Also Adam loves it when Christoffer picks him up and moves him about. As do I - my God! I couldn't love these two more.
Age gap, size difference, hurt/comfort. A perfect little gem. Also the hotness is heavenly hot.