Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Tied to Trouble
Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Gamers #3
Heroes: Chad Lake/Owen Hawkins
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 174 Pages
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: January 3, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Between love and hate, there’s a whole lot of trouble…
Chad Lake only showed up at his sister’s party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can’t resist trying to ruffle the guy’s perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie’s ready for him, though, and in the end, it’s Chad who’s left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.
Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad’s sister—the same sister who holds Owen’s career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad’s sexy taunts push him too far. There’s something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can’t seem to stay away…
**This is part of an M/F series but can be read as standalone**
Review: Chad is kind of “in between jobs” in his entire life. He’s been messing around, indecisive about where he wants to go so long that now that he thinks he might know where he wants to go, he’s afraid to try. A serious relationship is not even on his radar.
Owen is a “serious” guy. He wears bow-ties to work and has a pre-conceived notion about what his future guy will look like. It’s not the free-loving Chad.
They meet at a party and spark an instant attraction. A definite “opposites attract” thing. They don’t get to act on this attraction til later and in an unexpected way. But they don’t technically even “meet” the other until Austin involves both of them in a quest to find the best place to propose to Megan – Chad’s sister and Owen’s boss.
If you ignore the flimsy plot to get these guys together (Austin’s need for help arranging a proposal is a very thin device to get these guys together) and focus on the fantastic humor and hot sex – you will love this book!
Chad is adorably insecure and Owen is unexpectedly full of brazen bravery and toppy attitude!
I loved these guys together and found their chemistry fantastic! The growth of Chad into a more “adult” adult was nice and I’d love to see these guys in the future.
We get a solid HFN and I feel good that it’ll lead to a HEA.
(I haven’t read any of the other books in the series and I wasn’t lost.)
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*