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His Roommate's Pleasure

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  2,864 ratings  ·  455 reviews
It started with an accidental click…but where will it end?

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find hi
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Published July 1st 2013 by Carina Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**4.5 stars**

Excuse me while I hose myself down after reading that one... DAMN that was HOT!!

This book was the hottest thing I've read since the Market Garden books and I'm rounding up to 5 stars because it happened to touch upon many of my personal kinks. 5 stars for excellent erotica. Smoking stuff over here, Lana McGregor!! Bravo for a FAB debut book.

This book is all about the sex. Don't expect an epic romance or much action outside the bedroom. However, the sex here is so well done. If you
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Re-read in August 2015. It was even hotter the second time! I'm adding this to my absolute favorites shelf. If you haven't read this, go. Now!

Original review:
Seriously hot for a couple of college students using each other as guinea pigs while exploring their new found BDSM tendencies. All the verbal discussion was quite refreshing and made this an unusually erotic read.

Highly recommended for M/M romance lovers who like the BDSM (specifically D/s) kink between college age men. Usually younger men
☆ Todd
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it

I'd had this book on my TBR list forever, and the blurb still sounded like I *might* like it, so I took a chance.

But alas, even mild dom/sub, spanking, collar/leash play just isn't my thing. At all.

The writing and plot were fine, but for me, reading those steamy parts was like someone rubbing my pinky toe and saying, "That's SO HOT, right???"

When it REALLY wasn't. For me.

Oh, well. 3 stars.
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a cheater.

When we were given the “assignment” to read BDSM for this week, I wanted to RUN far and fast in the other direction. I think, honestly, that “Fifty Shades of Grey” traumatized me. (Why is he not allowing her to pee before sex? And when is it ever ok to make someone cry by hurting them?) I just hated it. I thought Christian Grey was abusive. That’s how anti I was…(am…to be frank).

The only BDSM book I’ve ever been able to appreciate is "Rough Canvas" by
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Howwwww to rate this audiobook experience?

*taps chin*

Ever hear the saying 'so bad it's good'? The story I still enjoyed, but this narration...

This is my first experience with Shannon Gunn and I gotta be honest, he entertained the fuck out of me. The dude is committed. At one point, he was so into the scene he was almost yelling! But what quite literally had me cackling was his voice for Josh.

It's fucking Cartman!!!!!

Imagine, if you will, Cartman saying this...

"You ready for my dick in your as
This was basically PWP. But it was gooooooooooood PWP.

"'What were you doing? Are you-to my porn?'
Josh looked a bit dazed.
'I was submitting my paper. And I-'
'You tripped and fell into my porn folder?'"

So. Yeah. That happened. You can imagine how awkward the following conversation was. And it was awesome! It led to some seriously delicious scenes. Seriously. Delish.

Josh and Adam have been roommates for some time and never took the time to get to know each other. Oh, how they missed out! Once they
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it

His Roommate’s Pleasure is one hot, dirty, dirty gem filled with sweet surprises!

”You tripped and fell into my porn folder?”

After a happy accident reveals similar tastes and turn-ons in porn. Cuffs, collars, paddles, and more. Seemingly opposite roommates, Josh and Adam, decide to explore their kinks, wants and needs together. Sharing and opening new worlds and pleasures in each other with domination and submission. From pictures online to using what is around their room to trips to the sex stor
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
BDSM is usually not my thing. I don't mind the light stuff, occasionally, but I stepped out of my comfort zone here and I'm glad I did.
This was not hardcore by any means and the fact that Josh and Adam were both virgins made this work for me.
Then it went and got all sappy and sweet at the end, so yeah I really liked it!
A Hearts On Fire Review

3.75 STARS-- Lana McGregor's debut novella "His Roommate's Pleasure" is a steamy little nugget featuring two college roommates figuring themselves and their kinks out. Adam, geeky philosophy major stumbles on his supposed straight-jock roommate's gay BDSM themed porn on his laptop when borrowing his PC for a moment. Adam is shocked but intrigued because though he's out of the closet, he's never had any sort of sexual experience.

Josh, the closeted jock, is more than happy
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

Well....that was WOW!

This might have been a bit too "kinky" for my liking, but I somehow managed! Haha!

Adam and Josh are college roomates. They've never really been friends.

“We could have been having Star Wars marathons in our underwear all last semester.”
“We could have started watching Clone Wars, and had breaks in between episodes to make out.”
“Or have sex.”
“We’re both dumbasses.”

Frankly, I kept getting the two of them mixed up.

Finding himself in a pinch, Ada
☆☆☆~Bev's Book World~☆☆☆
Yay, another book by a British author, even though it has an American setting. It's hot, it's sexy, it's got 4.5 stars and

Josh and Adam are roommates at college, and complete opposites. Adam knows he is gay [but has done nothing about it], is quiet, reserved and keeps himself to himself. Josh is a member of the football team, a jock and extremely hot. One night, Josh comes back to their room to discover Adam, red-faced, looking at things on Josh's laptop. Once an explanation has been offered a
Nick Pageant
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m

The end of Nick's totally unplanned, but not unpleasant, BDSM weekend! Thanks to Mishy for getting me to read about things that make me extremely uncomfortable! Woohoo! Let's celebrate!


So, this naughty little nugget is about two college boys who discover a mutual interest in BDSM. The first half of the book is mostly sex (I'm not complaining.) The second half takes a look at the boys growing feelings for each other. I found it all quite sweet, in spite of the ass-paddling.
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ami by: All my GR friends who gives positive reviews
“I was submitting my paper. And I—”

“You tripped and fell into my porn folder?”


Who knew, a story with a lot of sex -- and one with D/s tone, in fact -- could be more satisfying that the last one I read (which was a lot tamer, sex wise). If based on the blurb alone, I will not give this book a second glance ... not with these words "leashes, paddles and domination" or "darkest fantasies of domination and submission". This was why I blame was grateful for friends reviews. I found this stor
Jenni Lea
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE ELSE
Recommended to Jenni Lea by: EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG

Well now, that was just about the cutest bit of PWP I ever did read. Fumbling, awkward first times are the best!
Lisa Henry
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I feel ripped off.

I expected shallow smut and plenty of sex.

Well, I got plenty of sex, but there's nothing shallow about this. It's a fun, sweet, and emotionally charged read as Adam and Josh embark on a D/s relationship.

They're college boys. They make mistakes. They miss cues and they say stupid things. And the whole time I was reading I kept saying to my kindle, "Please don't mess it up! Please get your shit together."

Read this. It has more depth than you think.
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, mm
Recommended to me by Marco. Thank you!

This was cute, sweet and incredibly HOT! Two college roommates experimenting with BDSM, oh yeah!


Adam’s computer breaks down so he has no other choice but to borrow his roommate Josh’s laptop. But what he finds on his computer is not what he expected of the jock. Gay porn, lots and lots of gay porn. Gay BDSM porn to be exact!


Adam finds himself mesmerized and when Josh catches him looking at the pictures he knows he cannot hide from Josh how those pictures mad
3 Stars - a sweet M/M shorty about two young college guys who are curious about gay sex and some kink.

I was absolutely forced to immediately test read something on my new Kindle reader. This cute 84 pages shortie became a good choice.

Adam happen to see something on the screen and realizes that he and his roommate Josh has something in common, something they both want to try. Trying and testing they do, which leads to so much more.
“You're so great,” Josh said, in between kisses. “I didn't know ho
Am I the only one who rolls her eyes at the executive editor's endless marketing ramblings (7 pages on a novella of 70 pages) in each and every Carina Press book?

That being said, I enjoyed this awkwardly adorable exploration of BDSM by two roommates, a dork and a jock, who didn't seem to have much in common until one day the dork's computer breaks down and he decides to quickly use his roommate's...

"I was submitting my paper And I -- "
"You tripped and fell into my porn folder?"

The only time I a
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So sweet, lovely.
Just lately I have gone right off MM fiction. I started to feel jaded, like I was disrespecting my own team. All this feminization and MPreg. Not that I don't like wearing frilly knickers myself, cause I do.
But anyway.
This is a rather touching story . Realistic, vulnerable young guys shagging for the first time and becoming boyfriends.
I liked that the coming out wasn't a breeze, cause in my experience college is no picnic for LBGT folk.
Nicely done.
I wonder why this author
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Um - WOW, that was steamy hot. Also, so surprisingly sweet and romantic. Pretty impressive actually, the author was able to dish out some seriously deliciously filthy stuff and still keep the characters sincere and loving.

Adam and Josh had been roommates and nothing more than passing acquaintances until Adam accidentally fell into Josh's porn folder on his laptop. Adam is shy, bookish and out, Josh is athletic, popular and in the closet. Once Adam discovers Josh's gay porn stash the adventures b
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.5 stars

Sweet and short, with almost no angst, and well developed MCs considering the length. I liked the discovering each other angle.
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
This is a delightful tale… HOT as FUCK! …and yes, it’s full of intense and extremely erotic sex and… oh my, those scenes were an absolute pleasure to read. It could be classed as a PWP, but I love my smut, mix it with BDSM and I’m one ecstatically happy lady! There is enough of a story to keep you engrossed, but it’s more about the emotional connection between the sweet, shy and very awkward geek Adam and our a closeted jock… Josh. I loved them, so damn sexy and adorable!

What sets this book apar
An interesting combination of sweetness and hotness as two inexperienced college roommates discover they are perfectly balanced in their desires.

Adam discovers some images on Josh's computer: images of kneeling, collars and spanking. He is hugely turned on and embarrassed at being caught but unable to get the images out of his mind.

"Did you, uh, like them?" Josh switched the TV off. "The pictures?"
He carefully refrained from pointing out he'd had his hand in his pants when Josh had walked in. "
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I absolutely fell in love with Josh and Adam. I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. While it is the sex scenes between the two that make up the majority of the book, they are possibly the sweetest, dirty sex scenes I've read in a while.

The two college roommates, seemingly opposite and barely having interacted over the few months they have lived together, accidentally discover a shared kink and start experimenting. Josh, the jock, wants to dominate and the virginal Adam is more than
Emma Sea
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I agree with Natalie that there's something very fresh about this story. Josh and Adam are a great couple, the developing power exchange between them is kind of awesome, and the sex is both adorbs and hot.

Really, it's a PWP short. There's a decided lack of tension in the story. This makes it a good read for people who don't like a lot of angst, cheating, betrayal, soul-searching, or homophobic asshole charcters.

3.5, rounded up.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle-archive, mm
I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I went into this book with pretty low expectations. I thought it might be a fun little smut story. Nothing bad, but nothing terribly engaging. Something fluffy, and light for me to read stretched out in the lawn chair. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, for a short, pretty smutty story, it had some real depth, and interest.

I really liked the characters. I found them to be well developed, and engaging. The m
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, erotica-contemp
Sweet and lovely.

Probably one of the most adorable entry level kinky stories I've read. A definitely delicious helping of sugar kink as two college roommates slowly, but boldly explore their sexuality finding out things that surprise both of them along the way. This isn't just a slap and tickle; the boys discover some more decadent ideas inspired by some porn--and with a little team effort they come to satisfactory agreements.

A little bit of spanking, a bit more humiliation and a whole lot of D/
This is some really great erotica. There's a freshness to the writing that completely took me by surprise. The story is almost all sex (not a bad thing), but the author manages to capture a sense of wonder and discovery. I also love that Josh and Adam have a lack of shame about their kinks. Fun, sexy, and sweet. ...more
Where’s should a new Dom and new Sub learn about their favorite fantasies? Internet porn, of course. I loved this book. There are so man BDSM stories out there where the Dom is trained by at least one other Dom and where Subs don’t have a clue what they REALLY want. These two college students did it right. I loved them from the beginning. Josh, the Dom of the relationship, had a load of BDSM pictures on his computer. Adam, the Sub in this relationship, had to borrow his roommate’s computer to su ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
OK...why did I wait so long to read this??

First off, a special thanks to Andrew, Ann, Mishyjo, and Shakisha for giving me the nudge I needed to get off my butt and read this :)

Josh and Andrew are really F'ing HOT together. Although it was short (believe me, I could have read about these two for much, much longer), it was filled with some great dialogue and (cough, cough), action.

I loved it! This is definitely one that will be read again in the future! :)
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“Fuck, you’ve been to the sex store.”

“Sure have.” Josh held up a plastic bag. “Man, that was fun. And by fun, I mean seriously fucking creepy...”
“This wasn’t—I wasn’t.” He was burning red with embarrassment, trying to get his pants up and grab his memory stick and hide the fact he’d been about to jerk off.”

“What were you doing? Are you—to my porn?” Josh looked a bit dazed.

“I was submitting my paper. And I—”

“You tripped and fell into my porn folder?”
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