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The Hot Floor

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  941 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter has gotten used to expecting the worst. Now he lives only for his job as a glassblower…and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbors, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.

Every time he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud...more
ebook, 233 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

Josh is completely smitten with his downstair neighbors Rai and Evan. It doesn't help that every time he spends time with his best friend Denise (who lives one floor below the men) he can hear them having kinky, noisy sex that pounds the walls. He longs for a piece of what they have -- a great relationship, unspoken communication -- and the daily reminder of the two hot men becomes the focal point of his fantasies after a disappointing relationship history. T...more
Lisa Henry
How much fun was this? And how hot was this? Those are rhetorical questions, BTW, because this book was fun and also hot.

Josh's ex-boyfriend told him that he was boring in bed. Which just shows that the ex-boyfriend must have had no skills, because when Josh gets the chance to have some fun with his neighbours Rai and Evan, nobody's complaining. Also, the way Josh literally falls into the boys' life: hilarious.

I'm always a bit wary of menages -- just because it's easy to lose people in a crowd...more
Well, lookey here. An m/m/m book written by one of my favourite authors. How could I resist?

There are two things I'm looking for in an m/m/m book. Firstly, I like there to be an honest look at the feelings of the men involved in such a relationship. Three way sex is kinky and fun, but there's a step up from a light frolic with two other men, to something serious and long term. By the end of an m/m/m romance story I have to be convinced that the relationship is going to work, and have seen some d...more
Never was there a more aptly named book! The Hot Floor is a light and funny read with some serious hotness going on, and on more than one level. It is like an erupting volcano! Never was there a lonelier or hornier man than poor Josh. Being dumped and told he was a boring lover had done some serious damage to his self esteem. And it doesn't help that he is on the shy and quiet side. Pining for his downstairs neighbors at night and working on the hot floor by day leaves our hero seriously flummox...more
4.5 stars. Very good m/m/m romance about a glassblower who's attracted to the couple living downstairs from him. As they become friends, his attraction only increases, but he respects their rule about not getting involved with people they see all the time. And then things change in a flood of surprising circumstances...
3.75 stars.

The characters in the (admittedly few) m/m/m stories I have read usually seem to fall into two categories. Either the three men involved are too underdeveloped to distinguish from each other, or the author takes such pains to draw attention to their differences that they end up as caricatures. In The Hot Floor, Josephine Myles doesn't fall into either of those traps. Josh, Rai, and Evan are distinct, multi-dimensional characters who form a believable three-way partnership. The progre...more
Josephine Myles
Dec 31, 2012 Josephine Myles added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Update: There's a free 5000 word Christmas special featuring The Hot Floor guys over on my blog. You can find it here. Be warned, it's pure smut!

Why did I write this book? Okay, I'll admit it's partly because of the sheer hotness that is three men together, but there's more than that. I wanted to create a menage relationship that could really work. So many times when I read m/m/m romances there seem to be insurmountable problems ahead, and instead of the HEA I crave, I find myself left worried t...more
Sep 07, 2012 Maya rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Dear sweet, blushing Josh. He really hasn’t gotten past being told that he was boring in bed as he was being dumped by his boyfriend. It’s been six months, and despite one pathetic drunken hook up, he hasn’t had sex at all. He is living in a poorly partitioned and flimsily constructed apartment house. He has a job that he really loves, a good boss and his best friend Denise but he is lonely and feels like he is missin...more

Loved this.

What a delightful surprise this book was for me. Josh Carpenter is a glassblower who was recently dumped by his boyfriend, forcing him to move into a small attic conversion to make ends meet. Once moved in he begins crushing on his downstairs neighbors Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman. Rai and Evan are an established couple who occasionally invite a third to play with them but they have very firm ground rules, no one they work with and no one they live near, these rules exist so that...more
Kaje Harper
This book just hit all the right notes for me. Josh is shy and self-doubting after being dumped by his last boyfriend for being "boring in bed," but his essential sweetness comes though clearly. He can't help both envying and lusting after the couple one floor down, Evan and Rai. They are a wonderful study in contrasts, each sexy and interesting in his own way, and when Josh hears from his best friend that they have had three-ways in the past he can't help but picture it. Still it's nothing but...more


There’s nothing that gets me more excited than a ménage, and when you throw a Japanese character into it O_O well… I just about lose my mind. The Hot Floor felt like it was written for me cus it embodies all the things I love to read. I am pretty much easy to please, but I do know what I want to read about in order to make a trias relationship work. I think the author did a really good and I can believe in their HEA.

Whenever Josh hang...more
Emma Sea
This was my Friday Night Decompression Read, for which I wanted hot slutty sex, no non-con, no slaves, and no meaningful content. It totally delivered. Squeeable hotness. Evan's and Rai's dirty talk was particularly enjoyable.
Hoo boy! This was indeed a hot story that I should not have read at my desk. Hello? Red head with fair skin and no poker face. Wow. *fans self*

This book…I have been tip toeing my way into the realm of m/m/m lately and it intrigues me to no end. Not only does the imagery of three men together sound beyond sexy and amazing but I have always been curious as to how a ménage works, not mechanical but emotionally. What drives it and how can the day to day functionality out of the bedroom work? Ms. Myl...more
Yes, hot indeed--lots of sex in this, and a flamboyant toppy bottom, a protective bear and a lonely heart....
Also, the three of them got to have the most creative way of getting together EVER

The three leads were beautifully drawn, but I also liked all the supportive characters, recognizably painted in only a few bold strokes each. I missed the house community by the end, though, would've wished for a few sentences about what became of them after having gotten so invested with them.

This was BDSM...more
4.5 stars

For the first time, this book gave my very favorite m/m/m book, The Strongest Shape by Tessa Cardenas, a run for it's money. It really is that good. Smutty, angsty (but not overwhelmingly so) and delicious (Evan. Seriously. Evan is the best), I was thrilled with The Hot Floor because it seemed realistic, which is something I find lacking in most menage books. And the best part? The humor. This book was funny, in a so very British kind of way. Excellent.
Ménage + Josephine Myles? I (YOU) need this!

Josephine Myles you're a master!
This book is everything I like wrapped up and the hottest cover on top.
I loved that this is all from Josh POV, this made the book more real, you are inside Josh's mind and, with the author writing, you feel what he feels.
The three MC's are so hot in their own way: Kai the little Japanese nerd (toppy) bottom, Evan the BIG (-raises brow- if you know what I mean!) hot plumber bear and J...more
Jess Candela
This book was almost painful to read, with all my cringing and aching for Josh's anxiety and ineptness, but it also worked for me for the same reasons. I liked how Rai and Evan helped draw him out and become more fully himself, and I thought the three of them worked well together. I especially liked that it was a friendship that developed into something more.

However, that also led to the one thing I wasn't thrilled with at the end. For all that they had become a threesome and were trying to make...more
3.5 stars

It felt like there wasn't a single page in the book where they didn't talk about sex, thought about sex or actually had sex and it was way too much for me. But if you're in the mood for some really well-written smut, the book is great.
Heidi Cullinan
Freaking loved this book. A real triad, and I totally bought it. Hot sex but made me go awww too. Felt like a happy little marshmallow when I was done: win.
I really enjoyed this story. It was to say the least smokin' hot! I've read a few menage stories and like all books some are better than others, this was definitely one of the better than stories.

Josh is already full of insecurities and getting dumped by Kenny did nothing to alleviate any of them, then along come Evan and Rai a couple who seemed to totally have it together, or did they? They understood each other and in some ways were so in sync with one another but still something was missing...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
This has to be my favourite menage story. I loved the British humour. I loved how it reminded me of playing games with my large family (I have 7 siblings) and most of all, I adored how it reminded me of the time I spent living in England. I especially loved how the three men were all so different from each other.

We had Josh, so insecure about his own worth and attractiveness. Rai, such a sweet, bubbly, bossy bottom. Lastly there is Evan. The well muscled plumber, who, if he was real, would make...more
A middle of the road kind of book for me. I certainly enjoyed the read, liked the characters and all, but it’s definitely got a little PWP vibe going throughout. I will probably round this 3.5 stars book up to 4 stars for the GR rating since I did have fun with it.

Josh Carpenter never had much confidence to begin with, but now having had his bedroom skills called into question while being dumped by his boyfriend and forced to move into a tiny little attic flat his confidence is at an all time lo...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Hot and sexy for sure!
Great cover and I really liked Josh, of course it being from his POV, that helped.
There is a lot to like about this story, it has tons of little things that make it 'real' , the spider plants the Owl invasion ...
There is also tons of sex..either hearing it, thinking about it, having it, watching it...I'm sure I missed something here, but you get the point! Not that that's a problem for me! ;)
Maybe I just wanted to be there for some of the talks the boys had ( mostly wi...more
Vivian Archer
Earthy, amusing and more than a few hints at kinky. Sweet story chronicling how two become three. A few missteps, some insecurities and a less than stellar communications make clear just how complicated polyamory can be.

Evan is the brawny blue collar Northern who is calm and steady.

Rai is the excitable, go-for-it academic who likes to mastermind a bit of carnal play.

Josh is the outsider wishing he could find a lover he could really connect with and more than just a bit jealous of the sweet and s...more
Braden Martin
I was reading this while in a train going home and I was like...

3 guys. What can go wrong, right? Sure, some moments were hot that earned me some semi, but that's it. The cover is hot though.

The story was flat.
The characters were okay.
The writing... eh.
I almost DNFd it. so..
Really enjoyed this menage romp set in the lovely city of Bath. 4.5 stars and

Shortie review.....many books, no time. This is the story of what happens when Josh's bath goes through the floor of his flat into the flat of the two guys below, Rai and Evan. Loved it, and highly recommended.
Oct 02, 2012 Candice rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mmm
I went into this book with high hopes after seeing the reviews, but I think I am in minority after reading. Unfortunately, this story just did not work for me. I just couldn't connect with the characters and had that feeling that one was more of a third wheel and not a complete part of the menage.
This pushed all my buttons. It's fun, hot, and witty, with a strong sense of place, a distinctive narrative voice, a rich cast of secondary characters, and a realistic portrayal of the emotional messiness of a threesome. Loved it!
I can't be objective about this book because it was so fucking dirty. Good dirty. I really enjoyed it, hence the 4 stars, but holy crap, that was a lot of sex. I'm gonna go stick my head out the window to cool down now.
Con Riley
I used to avoid M/M/M stories. Kate Sherwood was the first writer to make me look beyond my own assumptions. Josephine Myles has done it again for me, only this time instead of wading through glorious angst, Myles' version of three men making it work had me smiling from start to finish.

There was so much to enjoy in this story. I'd love to meet these characters again just to find out what happens next, but if there isn't a sequel I'll feel content that the story came to an extremely satisfying re...more
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