Emotional and sensual romance

Beta Test (#gaymers, #2)Beta Test by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tristan, how could I not fall in love with your spreadsheets, your Spartan life, your fluorescent yellow marker pen, your fear of letting go, your confusion about why Ravi attracted you so much.

And Ravi, beautiful, colourful, unashamedly out there Ravi, with your fear of complications, your rebellion against family traditions, your love of geekdom and 80s musical playlists.

With these two, Annabeth Albert proves that opposites not only can attract, but that they can find their soul mate in someone they are able to open up the deepest parts of themselves to and find only acceptance.

The sex in this one is achingly emotional, scorching hot and powerfully sensual all at once. They connect at a primeval level as they fight against their attraction to each other.

Throw in a road trip, a gaming convention, Pac-Man tattoos and the aforementioned 80s soundtrack to life ( which being a teenager in that decade I can highly recommend) and you have a joyous exploration of how finding our place in the world can be the scariest but most fulfilling adrenaline rush.

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