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Games Boys Play (GlitterBomb! #2)

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  346 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
When Zachary West and Officer Stephen Miranda met two months ago, it shook up Stephen’s boring, paint-by-numbers life in ways he’d never expected. Now, though still in the closet at work, Stephen is realizing that the things he feels for his sparkly, out-and-proud lover are way beyond just lust and intrigue. He’s falling in love, but can someone like Zach live even partial ...more
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Published March 25th 2012 by Amber Allure
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Monique ~ Sinfully
Feb 19, 2013 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it really liked it
Fae Sutherland has delivered more fun, kinky sex and hilarious antics from the very sweet and zany Zach who always leaves a trail of glitter in his wake… love it!

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We last met Zach the very glittery and hilarious twink and Sergeant Stephen Miranda, Officer Hotness, the closet cop in Gambling on Maybe and I fell in love with them both, so I was excited to pick up the next in the series to see how these two loveable characters were getting on. Zach is such an uplifting character, his zany, wicked p
Feb 25, 2013 Heller rated it really liked it
Just as good as the first in the series. I hope for more. For such a short story it has a lot of depth to the characters and the situations. Also there is an amazing level of hotness here to the sex scenes but there's a wonderful humour underlying everything. Great read.
Mar 26, 2012 Ami rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-short-stories
While, yes, I did grumble when I found out that this was just another short story about Zach and his Officer Hotness, Stephen, but I couldn't help to still LOVIN' IT!!

Zach is just too adorable for words. The way he thinks of all those sneaky and kinky and naughty scenes to be 'played' with Stephen; since Zach thinks that because Stephen is in the closet, it is HIS duty to make that experience as fun as possible *grin*. The part where Zach starts to doubt about his worthiness, and decides to try
Mar 26, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: other-romance
3.5 stars This is my favourite pairing in m/m romance. The conflicted, closeted cop and the flamboyant, out and proud younger man. Shame it's such a short story.:( I hope the author writes more stories about Zach and Officer Hotness! I'd love to see how they go with Stephen coming out, moving in together, getting a HEA etc. They'd definitely make good MC's in a mystery novel. hint-hint!
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Of course I had to read this right away! I loved the first one and this one didn't disappoint either.
To be fair, I have to say the blurb led me to picture a different story than this turned out to be.
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Short, steamy and sweet!
Nick Pageant
Sep 02, 2015 Nick Pageant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very short, very cute. I like both MCs. The sex is very good and the whole thing feels lighthearted and fun. Me likey.

Thanks to Mishy and Jen for the BR and to Cat for the rec!
Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
Naughty but nice little follow up to 'Gambling Man' the book where we first meet Zach and Stevie. In this one Zach is just as sparkly and outre, and Stevie still keeping their relationship under the radar but they're having a lot of fun spicing up their sex life by making love in more unusual places and doing a bit of ' role playing'!

Not very long again, but still fun, this has some sizzling hot and some sweet moments that I really enjoyed but I think the first one is definitely my favourite! S
Kaje Harper
Mar 29, 2016 Kaje Harper rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, short-story, light
Another sweet, short installment between Zach and Officer Hotness. This book moves the two guys forward into relationship grounds, and has both heat and some sweet, affectionate moments. Zach is still fabulous, and Stephen is solid and bemusedly besotted. This one felt a bit like the first chapter of a longer novel (oh, I wish) because although the arc is complete, the movement in the story felt small. I do hope someday we'll see more of these guys, preferably in a longer form that would allow m ...more
Super quick Buddy Read with two of my faves... Mish and Nick.

Pea, I loved it...

Meh again, maybe worse. Thanks Buddy Readers!
Mar 26, 2012 Tailtiu rated it really liked it
Shelves: cute-sweet
The book is much to short, I would love to read more about Zach and his Officer Hotness.
When will we get the "big" book???
Veronica /  V
Mar 28, 2012 Veronica / V rated it really liked it
I had been waiting for this sequel for more than a year, and I had great expectations about it.
I assume the author knew how many of us were, as book one was a huge hit for many.
I loved this couple, but, this story was too short, although it was still cute and funny.
I really, really hope the author won't let us wait another year to find out more about this gorgeous couple.
Not as good as book one by far, even though, quite enjoyable.
Feb 10, 2013 Deeze rated it it was ok
Shelves: quick-easy-reads
For a short this was OK. But it has so much potential to be more.

Zach and Stevie are a great couple. Zach is sparkly and in your face, while Stevie is more reserved and would rather fit in than stand out. I imagine the hurdles they would face as a couple, plus the fun they would have together would be exactly the kind of book I’d put on my favourites shelf.

But sadly these little shorts don’t give me the satisfaction I crave.
MsMiz (Tina)
Apr 13, 2012 MsMiz (Tina) rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
3.5 - Feels like I have been waiting for Zach and Officer Hotness forever. So happy we got to see another installment from these fantastically vibrant characters. I love the indulgence in the roll playing. Officer Hotness gets a 10 in this book for his love and just being there with Zach.

I would not be sad to see more from these two. Thanks Fae! Any thoughts on making more or longer stories?
*** 4.5 Stars ***

I don't remember the last time I had such FUN reading a series. Seriously, this one is sweet and fluffy and deliciously smutty and filled with genuine feels. The whole thing had me grinning from start to finish.
Mar 26, 2012 Candice rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-reads
I loved it but I just wish it was longer. Zach and Stevie are great.
Adorable and sexy, but TOO DAMN SHORT!! Where's the novel?!
Feb 20, 2013 Bev rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bev by: Monique's Musings

Another chance on yet another recommendation from Monique, and what do you get?? A really good read!

This is a follow-up to 'Gambling on Maybe', and I won't go into great detail as Monique has written such a wonderful review, but I really enjoyed catching up with Zach and Stevie again, and Zach's penchant for sex in unusual places!
Apr 04, 2012 Tam rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

This is the follow-up story to Gambling on Maybe. Zach and Stephen have been dating for a while and Zach knows very well that Stephen in still in the closet at work, and decides to play the whole sneaking around thing for all it’s worth. When they have a chance to meet, Zach sets up trysts in seedy motels and dresses for effect. If nothing else, he’s decided that Stephen’s relationship with him, however long it lasts, will not be dull. Stephen
Apr 30, 2013 Katharina rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, humour
Very cute, adorable follow-up short story about Zach and Officer Stephen Miranda from Gambling On Maybe. I'll tell you right away that if you're looking for something with substance this is not the story for you. This is a story full of fun and sex and sexy games. And this works because Zack and Stephen are just awesome together - Zach is playful and crazy and calls all the shots, and Stephen is way too smitten with Stephen not to play along - especially since Zack finally brings the colour (and ...more
Oct 03, 2014 Justin rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Justin by: Amy
A great continuation of Gambling on Maybe! I loved it. Stories like this are the reason I continue to take those leaps of faith, reading the lesser known authors.

Maybe the problem here is me. Gah. 2.5 stars.
YAY! I finally get to read more about these two guys. Excellent follow up to the first story. I love the voice of the characters and really enjoyed this. My only complaint? Too short! Would love to read more about these two and their continuing relationship, excellent read!
Dec 21, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
I still adore these two! It was so much fun checking in with Zach and Stevie (aka Officer Hotness). I really, really wish their story had been a full-length novel instead of two shorts. I would have loved to get to know them better :)
Mar 29, 2012 Meggie rated it liked it
Shelves: shorts, romance
I really like when Zach talks about "Officer Hotness" in this shorty. Lol it's comical when Zach uses all kinds of nicknames for Stevie. Anyway it was to short as the previous one, but good.
Lori K
Mar 25, 2012 Lori K rated it liked it
Cute and fun, but too short, follow up to Gambling on Maybe. I want a whole novel of these two...
Awilk -never sleeps-
I read this as soon as I finished the first book. Zach and Stephan are fast becoming one of my favourite m/m couples.

This book had more of a serious side to it. It showed us that love can be found between opposites and how they can end up complimenting each other. We saw a more well rounded view of Zach. He wasn't as shallow this time. He realises he is in love, and doesn't know what to do about it.

Thankfully Stephan had the perfect words for him, and I was truly moved by this story.

My only prob
Adrienne -kocham czytać-
"Zach had an imagination that'd put any porn star to shame, and Stephen was the helpless, but very grateful, recipient of all the benefits."

Not quite as good as the first, but still charming and sweet and made me smile at every page.

"Holy hell, the man drove him crazy. Only Zach would show up all but naked, and only Zach would decide dating someone int he closet meant a chance to play naughty sex games. He was like no one Stephen had ever known and, truth be told, he prayed he never go used to
Mar 29, 2012 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
While Gambling On Maybe was extremely adorable and full of glitter and sparkles, this short story was sexy with a bit of a serious bend. The description made me think we would be dealing with Stephen coming out, which does not happen at all. Instead we get to look in on some of the sexual games Zach and Stevie have been playing and Zach deals with feeling like he isn't worthy of Stephen's growing affection. Like with the previous book, I wish we had more. I look forward to future books in this s ...more
Apr 03, 2012 Heather♥ rated it it was amazing
I simply adore Zach and love him with Stevie, his very own Officer Hotness. I really liked Zach's determination to turn a potentially difficult situation with a closeted lover into hot sexy games and secret trysts. It was a great attitude to have and so much fun for them both (I was laughing just reading about it). I can only hope one day we'll get a full length novel with these guys (and maybe more about Jordy). Because even though these little interludes are entertaining, they're not nearly en ...more
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