Review: ‘Adam Only’ by Roe Horvat

45297701Published May 30th 2019

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.

Now this is the book I’ve been waiting for from Roe Horvat. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the other books of his I’ve read, but this is the one that truly captured me. Adam Only is the prequel to the first of “Those Other Books”, which I liked but didn’t love, giving us the story of how Tyler’s friends Christoffer and Adam met and fell for each other. And damn, is it one hell of a story.

Young, creative and vulnerable Adam meets older, bigger, teddy-bear Christoffer and the chemistry is off the charts. It’s not necessarily a revolutionary dynamic, but it is hands down one of my favourites. Adam doesn’t trust easily, he’s rebellious and flighty but deep down he wants everything that Christoffer has to offer. Christoffer just wants him to stay. Their connection is beautiful and I was swept up in how they were together.

This book is heavy on the sex, but that was exactly Horvat’s intention. He wrote these books to explore the more erotic side of things and the balance of this was delicious. Adam and Christoffer’s story was genuine, and romantic, their connection felt so real, and the sex they had nearly short-circuited my Kindle. I could have read an entire series about their story. Simply gorgeous.

4.5/5 stars

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