Title: Connection Error
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game.
Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.
When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun?
Author: Annabeth Albert
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Move Me, Unconditional Surrender, Served Hot, Baked Fresh
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Status Update, Beta Test, Connection Error
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: September 5, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
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The number one reason I read Connection Error was due to the lost feeling I got with Zack and Pike in the first chapter of Off Base. Connection Error did NOT clear any of that up.
I’m still glad that I read Connection Error. I enjoyed Ryan and Josiah’s story. I got a few pages of them in Off Base and the opposites attract had me intrigued enough that I wanted to read their story. Josiah is video game programmer that is struggling with adulating. Most of those struggles stem from his ADHD. He’s trying though. Readers meet him as he’s headed to Germany for the most important job of his life. The first leg of his flight is where he gets to sit next to the sexiest man he’s ever laid eyes on.
“I want my life back.” That has been Lieutenant Ryan Orson, US Navy’s mantra since his injury three months ago. He’s devoted to his career and he doesn’t know any other way of life. Ryan struggles with the fact that everyone assumes he can no longer do things for himself. He hates that those around him want to help him with every little thing. Ryan is angry and truly not coping well. He is bitter about pretty much everything going on in his life. He is doing everything he possibly can to get back to his Navy career. After his failed engagement the last thing he needs is another man in his life, but a little gaming fun with Jos may be just what he needs in his life while he kills time between rehab sessions.
There was so much awesome going on here until the last chapter where we are sped through the happily ever after process in a series of emails. That was such a disappointment after everything Ryan and Josiah go though as a non couple working to something more. The progression of their relationship moves as a friends to lovers story. Then they go back to friends and flash forward through emails to happily ever after. It didn’t flow well for me.
This is the only book that I have read in the #gaymers series and it works as a stand-alone.