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Tied to Trouble

(Gamers #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,339 ratings  ·  282 reviews
Between love and hate, there's a whole lot of trouble…

Chad Lake only showed up at his sister's party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can't resist trying to ruffle the guy's perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie's ready for him, though, and in the end, it's Chad who's left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the
ebook, 175 pages
Published January 4th 2016 by Entangled: Brazen
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

~BR with my favorite peeps (besides my dogs): Todd, Renee, Jewel, and Ele~


- Owen


- Owen & bow ties

- Owen with a bow tie ON

- Owen with a bow tie OFF

- Owen with a bow tie wrapped around his dick

- Read that last sentence again.

This book is fun and very (VERY) SEXY. I was never bored.

But I was annoyed. With CHAD. More than once.

Owen is such a hot geek, all uptight, smart, and organized, but a total sparkler in bed. It's so hot when geeks get toppy.

But Chad ... Chad doesn't

Owen leaned close, so his breath mingled with Chad’s soft exhales. So the tips of his bow tie touched the edges of Chad’s leather jacket.

When Chad’s breath sped up, when his pupils dilated, Owen knew he had him. “Do you want to know how I’d fuck you?” he asked.

Chad didn’t answer. Finally, he licked his lips. “Yeah,” he said with a croak he didn’t succeed in masking.

Owen let his gaze trail over Chad’s face. “I’d take my time, peeling all these clothes off you. I wouldn’t touch you, though.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: male-action
3.5 Stars

Rounding up for dirty talking, bow tie wearing Owen! He stole the show.

I honestly never cared for Chad. He was a bit douchey and woe-is-me and I just never warmed up to him.

I didn't read the other books in the series, this one can easily be read as a standalone. It was a very easy read....entertaining, with some really good steam.

Nothing wowing, a bit predictable, but a good way to end 2015.

ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4 Stars***

This was one hell of an addicting, quick and steamy read with some seriously....SERIOUSLY....quality dirty talk!

Owen and Chad had chemistry in spades! They were opposites in personalities, but their attraction was evident right from the beginning. Chad was an easy going, free spirited guy who jumped from one thing to the next when life got a little too boring, whereas Owen was the epitome of boring responsibility. He drove the speed limit in his sensible Toyota, while Chad zoomed a
Trisha Harrington
Removing my review because of what has come to light.
Megan Erickson
Nov 02, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books, m-m
The reason this book exists is because the readers of this series asked for it. And hey, I aim to please. You all loved Chad? Well here he is in all his smart-ass glory. And he's met his match in the nerdy, bowtie-wearing Owen. I love these two. This book can be read as standalone! #Chowen

"My bowtie gets you hard?"

"Nah, the thought of taking it off of you gets me hard."

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Who knew bow ties could be so sexy?

Chad Lake has avoided "growing up" for a while now. He jumps from one job to the next, refuses to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle, and avoids any kind of romantic commitment. Owen is a very focused individual, working hard at his job and giving little thought to his social life. The two are complete opposites, yet when they run in to each other a party, sparks fly. Owen and Chad might not like each other, but that doesn't stop them from wanting to hump
Vanessa North
My first read of 2016 is Entangled Publishing's first M/M category, written by Megan Erickson!

This book is SUPER hot, super fun, and full of all the humor and playfulness I've come to expect from Megan's writing.
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There's just something about Megan Erickson’s nerds that really get to me. Just like there's something about her M/M books that leave me a little weak in the knees. Add the two together, and you’ve a recipe for a truly amazing, sexy hot book.

Chad Lake showed up at his sister, Marley’s party for free food—but what he ended up with was a whole lot more…

Marley’s co-worker, Owen Hawkins is perfectly put together, from his styled hair to his charming bow tie, but when Chad tries to rile him up, he
Mónica BQ
Deleting review because of reasons. They are easy enough to find if you care to.
I'm leaving my original rating and review under a spoiler tag to evidentiate I did read it and the majority of this space is dedicated to the book.

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Kade Boehme
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this so much. Dapper Dick FTW yo! Haha. Srsly tho. Chad was fun and cocky. But, as with some of my favorite free-spirited "bad boys", he's actually got this vulnerable insecure side that at some points makes you wanna hug him, and at others... Throttle him. Haha. But Owen and him were such great balances for each other, once they started TALKING in stead of fucking (OMG HOT!! Just FWIW haha) and fighting.

It was lighthearted, sexy reading. Chad & Owen talked nerdy to me and I loved it. <
4 Stars
I really enjoyed this cute and quick read.
Between love and hate, there’s a whole lot of trouble…

I LOVED this book!! This is exactly why I adore reading M/M books!

Love/hate romances are one of my favorite tropes, and I just loved the sparks between Chad and Owen.

He was the kind of guy Owen shouldn’t like, but yet just the thought of Chad lit up his body like fireworks.

Owen is a geeky gaming copy editor with glasses and a bow tie, who works his dream job, even though he feels invisible most of the time. He’s serious and shy,

Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*

4.5 ★

Aww, soooo cute!!!

Seeing this is a Brazen read, it's a quick one, for sure. Quick, hot, cheeky, funny, adorable, and hot (yes, I said hot twice *wink*)!

I haven't read the first 2 books in the series. I signed up for this because, well, it’s Brazen, it’s m/m, and it’s about all things nerdy, so how can I go wrong, right? Right!

Chad and Owen met thru a work party where Chad’s sister and Owen work. There’s an immediate attraction there but they could
Wendys Wycked Words
Wow, this was really good. I loved Chad and Owen together. Sure Chad was an ass at some point, but I've read way worse and I kinda got were he was coming from. They both made some mistakes..Owen was being a bit of a daddy.

Still..these boys were hot :)) I seriously enjoyed the " very hung, dirty talking,bow tie wearing, nerd " ....yummie ;)

I didn't read the previous books because they are m/f , and I'm not really interested. I would read the fourth book if it's a m/m !! Yeahh....I would really l
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Totally worth the wait! This book made me happy. The first book was ok, the second book I could have totally done without, but this one, this one I thoroughly enjoyed.

The boys were cute. The sex was hot. The dirty talk was well, dirty and man oh man, the locations made me need a cold shower.

As I am coming to understand, these books are meant to be unbelievable and yes, this one had its moments but I was not annoyed! Not to mention, the big showdown I was anticipating did not go as I thought! Sur
Maria Rose
First of all, congratulations to Megan Erickson for the first male/male romance in the Brazen line! That’s a wonderful accomplishment and just goes to show the diversity of romances that people are enjoying reading these days. This is the third book in the Gamers series, and stars Chad, geeky and fun-loving brother of Marley from book 1 (Changing his Game) and Owen, Marley’s assistant and the complete opposite of Chad. Where Chad is a ‘go with the flow’ kind of guy, Owen is a responsible and dep ...more
5+Stars to Megan Erickson
Tied to Trouble is the third book in the "Gaymers" series and the first male/male book to grace the Brazen line of books! This is an awesome book! I loved Owen and Chad - I just can't think of enough ways to say how much I loved this book!!!
I am going to try though with ...
Top 10 things I FLoved about this book:
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Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
"But he’s a gentleman monster, thanks to you.”

That boys and girls is one of the best lines I've ever read in a book. And the reason he's saying it? Classic. I'll be an old lady sitting on my porch and I'll still say it's one of my favourite lines in a book.

This is the story of Chad and Owen. When I was hearing about this book their relationship was described to me as a love/hate one. Really, I would describe it more as a "you wind me right up bawheed, I'm going to kiss you to shut you up, you in


*more incoherent fangirling*

Because Chad and Owen, you guys.

^That's what first came to mind upon finishing this book. And while it may seem silly, it's 100% true. Tied to Trouble was everything I had hoped Chad's story would be and then some. I have zero complaints about it. What I do have is a lot of fangirl screams, a ton of quotes highlighted on my Kindle, and a deep love for Chad and Owen.

I devoured this book, literally devoured it. For the first time in quite a while, I was pissed
Danielle (Love at First Page)

4 stars!

The short of it: I will never look at bow ties the same way, ever again. I always thought they were cute and adorable, but - thanks to Megan - a whole new world has opened up. Apparently they've got several uses...

Tied to Trouble is the third book in what is one very nerdy, sexy, fun adult romance series. These books are blissfully low on angst, much more concerned with bringing two characters together in as indecent way as possible. I've been dying for Chad's book ever since the beginni
Simply Love Book Reviews
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I have loved Megan Erickson's Gamers series from the start, mainly because I like geeky/nerdy characters and this series has been full of them. In my review of the first book of this series, Changing His Game, I said, "And please don’t tell me I’m the only one that wants to see Chad and Marley’s best work friend Owen get together…I can’t possibly be the only one that had that thought!" Well, guess what? Tied to Trouble is that book and I was
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
SUPER dirty and sexy. Really enjoyed - one hero is a geeky guy who works for a gaming magazine. The other is a bartender who doesn't have his life together.

Review to come
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Ever since we met Chad in the first book of the Gamers series, I've been excited about the possibility of a book for him. I couldn't be happier that Megan Erickson and Entangled decided to publish Chad's story as Brazen's first M/M novel - it lived up to every expectation I had. Tied to Trouble and his love interest, Owen were everything that I wanted for Chad and so much more.

From what I could gauge in the first book, Chad was a fun-loving, a little on the flaky and irresponsible side, but stil
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

This is a fun read about two men, who have major differences, getting under each other's skin. Chad is the up for whatever type. He drives a motorcycle without a helmet, changes jobs frequently and flirts his way through life. Owen wears bow ties and is all about security and safety.

Being around Chad brings Owen out of his shell. He becomes bold when hit with Chad's shameless teasing. Chad has never been put in his place like Owen does. It's a big turn on for h
3.5 stars

I've been hoping we'd get to read Chad's story since we met him in Changing His Game so I was really excited when I found out about Tied to Trouble. The previous two books in the series were M/F romance but I'm really pleased that more and more authors are mixing their series up a bit and including M/M stories in them too. If you've read any of the previous books you'll already know that the Gamers series is full of geeky main characters who are more than a little kinky and that's no di
Note (added 11/03/2018):

In light of recent events, I can no longer recommend this book to my friends (or any reader, for that matter).

However, my Goodreads review space provides me an opportunity to rate and review books, expressing how they made me think, feel, question, or react at a particular moment in time. Sometimes, I use my review space to share stories about my life or comment on the world around me, drawing comparisons between myself and the characters and plot lines that I read abou
Jessica Frances
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tied to Trouble is book three in the Gamers series and I have to admit I have not read the first two books, however that did not take anything away from this story. I plan to go back and read the first two, though, because I loved it so much. Chad and Owen were fun, had great banter and this love story left me with a huge smile on my face. Enjoyable, hot and I definitely recommend to any m/m fans.
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Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized

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