The Name of the Game
Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Torquere Press
Word Count: 45,281
One of my favorite new-found authors, stumbled a bit with “The Name of the Game.” In this book, two roommates with completely different backgrounds, are forced to face their attraction to each other under false pretense.
One roommate is gay, the other is trying to get out of his suffocating relationship with a possessive woman and uses his friendship with his roommate to break things off in an unusual manner. One thing leads to another… and their friendship grows quickly into something more.
Overall, this was an easy read with one character exploring his sexuality. Unfortunately, it was a bit contrived at parts and quite predictable, but there was just enough turmoil, missed opportunities, and sex to keep it entertaining.
Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥♥
Read this if you like… An enjoyable read with a predictable plot (and some tame sex thrown in!).
Other authors/books to try (and why you’ll like them):
- Andrew Grey: Love Means… No Shame
- Carol Lynne: Cattle Valley Series – All Play & No Work [Cattle Valley Series Book 1]
Both of these authors and series have strong plots and are enjoyable to read. The sex is hot, but still “tame” and the main focus of each book, is on the relationship between the characters.