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(Chess #7)

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Before there were four, there were three. Learn how Rook, Knight and Bishop came together.

When Rook and Knight meet at a live drawing class Rook is modeling for, it’s lust at first sight. Open and eager with his sexuality, Rook immediately draws Knight’s attention. Lust soon turns to love for the two men. The question, though, is what happens when a third man feels like he
Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published October 26th 2015 by Pride Publishing
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Serena Yates
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
In real-life chess, the pre-game phase can be boring – all that setting up of chess pieces, aligning them, and making sure they’re all in the right spot for the game to begin. However, like the five main books in the ‘Chess’ series by Sean Michael, this prequel is exciting, hot, and particularly fun if you’ve already read the remaining volumes. It tells the story of Rook and Knight’s first encounter and how they added Bishop to their relationship. I loved not just the insight into these three me ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

5* for tying together the series beautifully.

It is rather sad to come to the end of the series, even if it is really the beginning! You could read this first and then read 1-6, and I almost think it would change some of your opinions of the story! I am going to assume in my review that you have read the previous books though.

Because of the strong connection that we have seen all through the series between Bishop and Knig
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**


Pre-Game is listed as book #7 within the Chess series but can be read as a stand alone.

Pre-Game takes you to the beginning of this relationship, how one became two and eventually three. Rook loves being on display. He loves to see what other people see in him. So he models for the local art school. While he sits for a particular class he notices a sexy student sketching him. Rook can't wait to see they guys wor
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I have read all previous books in this series and this book just makes me miss that series even more! I loved finding how everything began and how everyone came together. I love all these guys and hated to see this series end. I will be reading this series over and over again!
Characters: well written
Sex: oh yeah!
Religious: no
Would I recommend to others: yes
More than one book in the series: yes
Genre: M/M/M Roma
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars – 4 Flames

I LOVED THIS!!! After reading the series about adding the forth lover to the mix, I LOVED reading about it all started.

I never would have thought that Rook and Knight were first. I always assumed that since Bish and Knight were the closest, they were first. Boy was I wrong. Only proved the saying about assuming. Dammit.

Rook and Knight were so stinking cute together. No wonder Rook’s feelings were hurt when Knight bought that cottage (previous installment). But man! Adding Bi
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I loved going back to see how Rook, Knight and Bishop came together. First they are a twosome, then a threesome. This book shows us the loving, affectionate characters that we already adore. I liked seeing and little vulnerability from Bishop. These three are so brave with their hearts. I was a pleasure reading Pre-Game and the entire Chess series. I love these guys.

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Charmaine Stephens
I loved this! Was a nice pre-Jason story seeing how Knight, bish & rookie came together before Jason entered the picture. Will forever be my favorite foursome. Sean Michaels please feel free to continue writing more & more about this guys. I can't get enough. Hope one day they'll be a never ending series. Lol
Sue bowdley
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Damn...What a perfect book...How Rook met Knight and then Bishop...This is the perfect end to the Chess series.....Seeing how they met each other before Jason was just amazing....Rook his usual bouncy self....My Knight the artist and Bishop the top who needs his men.....Perfect x
Katy Beth Mckee
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This prequel addition to the Chess story works beautifully to give a backwards look at how these three powerful, accomplished, and physical men become one. Wonderful story of seduction and love.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The last book in the Chess Series but I suggest reading it first as it is actually the story of how the original 3 (Rook, Knight and Bishop) met; however, the rest all need to be read in order.

A total of 7 books in this series - it's like porn with really lovable characters and an actual plot. Who else but Sean Michael can pull off a whole series ménage à quatre?

Note that #6 "The Piercer's Game" is almost a stand-alone because it only very briefly just mentions the 4 MC's. It's about Luke (a mi
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my Second of Sean's book's that I have read and im sure there is more I will pick up and I am loving this series so far, now on to the next one.
Denise GremoryKohta
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read part of this series years ago and I’m glad the author wrote this. It’s great to see how it all started. Such a fun way to kick off a great series.
Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.

Posing as a nude life model for a local art class is just part of the routine for Rook but when he spots a dark haired man in the back that he’s never seen before, he finds himself more interested in the proceedings than ever before. Accepting an invitation for coffee and then more is a no brainer for Rook and when he and Knight come together its fairly explosive. The two men fit well together and the sex is great but when another man catches their attention
Caroline Brand
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it

After reading the Chess series a couple of times now this was a real treat. It takes us back to the time before Jason when first there were two before there were three.

Rook is his usual ‘out there’ self as he poses naked for the art class and glows with all the attention of people admiring his body. It feels a bit like déjà vu that Knight discovers the first love of his life whilst drawing him naked at a class he really doesn’t need to attend. They love each other
Andrea Goodell
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I needed this story, answered the questions I had.

No spoilers, but we finally get to find out how Rook’s get to meet Knight and Bishop. Who connects the names first. And were the money comes from. We all understand Knights money, oblivious, the art. But Rook and Bishop. Who meets whom first, who puts on the moves first.

All so thrilling!

What I really enjoyed was the connection that these three had, pretty much from the beginning, they all were in the right place, mentally, physically emotionally.
Anera Shell
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good beginning to the series

I really enjoyed going back to the beginning to see how these three guys got together very sweet and less drama than the rest off the series. If you liked the series you have to read this.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG, dancing naked in the rain, do I heed to say more. This book shows us how Knight, Rook and Bishop come together. AND WOW do they come together, this book sizzled with all the heat coming from the boys. Great read
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
These Guys are Great

I'm so glad you wrote this book!

It ties everything together neatly. I'm trying to decide if I would have liked it better as book one, but ended up thinking that it didn't matter! So great!
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
If you loved the Chess series you have to read this! I was so excited for this to come out and Michaels didn't disappoint. The back story of Rook, Knight and Bishop was perfect in every way and like all of the books hotter than hot!
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite series. It was great to see how it all started.
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How can you not like these 3 sexy, loving, comfortable in thier own skin, dark, accepting, smoking hot threesome?
Wow one of my favorite series of all time!!!!!!
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hotttttttt !!!!

Loved everything about this book !!
I'm so glad we got to see where it all began and how Rook, Knight and Bishop came to be.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would have loved more!
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