Review: The Quiet Game by Willa Okati

October 10, 2013 Review 0

Review: The Quiet Game by Willa Okati

Flirtatious Rhys loves nothing better than chatting up handsome strangers on the job—until quirky Jareth, a player with unique moves, captivates him with absolute silence.

Server and bartender at Rook’s, a restaurant rumoured to be lucky for lovers, Rhys enjoys his life to the fullest. A playful social butterfly, he revels in flirtation and flights of fancy. Though he’s never been one for settling down, after seeing so many happy couples in action he’s started to wonder if it’s about time.

Then Rhys meets Jareth. Or, more properly, Jareth meets Rhys, jumping the terrace fence at Rook’s when they’re closed and there’s no crowd to be lost in. Quirky and compelling, Jareth catches the loquacious Rhys' attention with deliberate, absolute silence. No matter how Rhys may tempt him, Jareth refuses to speak a word—but there are other ways to get his point across, and Jareth has no problem making his intentions and desires for Rhys crystal clear.

Communicating with the captivating charmer is a challenge, but Rhys is having the time of his life playing the quiet game. He might even—much to his surprise—have started falling for Jareth, a man who makes his own luck when it comes to love.

Title: The Quiet Game
Author: Willa Okati
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Take Heart, Give Chase
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Author
Published: September 13, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance
Pages: 59
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

The Quiet Game was an entertaining story, not what I originally expected, that left me completely satisfied. Rhys worked at a restaurant as a bartender and server, where flirting was his game. Suddenly his world was turned upside down by the handsome silent man who jumped the wall to enter the restaurant, Jareth. Completely intrigued by the handsome stranger, Rhys began to speak to him but soon learned that Jareth was the silent type.

Ms. Okati delivered hilarity and creativity in her story. With all the noise of the world can two people connect when one does not speak? Yes! In order to enjoy the story, I believe one needs to realize the message. Attraction may initially be what’s on the outside, but it’s the substance of the person through the unspoken word that holds the attention. Ms. Okati portrayed this sentiment perfectly.

The silent banter and signals between Rhys and Jareth were ingenious as they traversed the get to know you phase and the end result was totally fulfilling. A lovely story with an air of mystery and sensuality.

Karyn Gerrard



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