Boy Next Door
Hockey superstar Joey Luciano has always been good at being whatever people needed him to be. The fans want a good-looking fast-living party boy? Enter ‘the Looch,’ Joey’s carefully created public persona. But the cracks in his m...more
I have been waiting for Liam and Joey to get their Happy since the short and incredibly hot story came out last Christmas.
It didn't disappoint at all. There is so much passion and drama going on in this book, you almost get whiplash! I really loved the little chapter headers, snippets into what was going on i ...more
I almost threw in the towel for this one. The first few chapters were both chaotic and stilted I really considered giving up. It did smoothen out eventually but then the last chapter quickly closed that it felt like you were stepping on your breaks so hard and coming to a complete stop after going 100 miles an hour. Too sudden!
Certainly not the best of this series and I had high hopes! And it was like they tried to go for BDSM lite kinky-ness but not really having a proper understanding o ...more
For the most part, this didn't disappoint. Joey and Liam still had sizzling hot chemistry, and I loved their interactions and seeing them fall in love. They had a ways to go before their happy ending, but overall it was a fun journey getting there.
A few things bothered me ...more
It did have some soft plot points that could have been stronger that would have made this book a lot more solid. I think the sense of D/s or the domestic discipline should have been delved into a little more. That aspect of their relationship was a bit unfulfilli ...more
Hockey superstar Joey Luciano has always been good at being whatever people needed him to be. The fans want a good-looking fast-living party boy? Enter ‘the Looch,’ Joey’s carefully created public persona. But the cracks in his mask are starting to show, and he’s begun to lose touch with who he really is. It’s going to take someone who’s been there from the very beginning, to help him find his way home.
Coach Liam O’Reilly always had a very clear picture ...more
Liam O'Reilly and Joey Luciano are practically family, having lived next door all their lives. Liam has always had a soft spot for Joey, who is the baby of the Luciano family. Joey has always looked up to--and been in love with--Liam. This book picks off after Boy Toy and follows them as they navigate working together after a hot Christmas holiday hook-up leaves them both reeling from the chemistry. When Liam and Joey are forced in ...more
1. Liam was an obnoxious, obtuse dolt; he didn't deserve Joey at all!!
2. The whole spanking thing was so incredibly misplaced, it was astronomically ridiculous!!
3. Robbie and Paul, whoever they were supposed to be [why they were always hanging out at Liam's place go ...more
Liam and Joey grew up as neighbours, both are involved with NHL teams, both at different stages of their careers, both have doubts they can ever have a public relationship. Their story is full of family interventions, amusing ...more
“Boy Next Door” by A.E. Wasp follows Joey (the Looch) Luciano in the aftermath of an explosive and life-changing Christmas Eve interlude. Finding his feet with a new team and a new coach should be easy…except for the fact that one of his coaches is Liam O’Reilly and their complicated relationship is not the only secret Joey is dealing with!
This adult gay sports romance is part of the ‘Hot Off the Ice’ series. The author vividly immerses one into the competitive world of ice hockey inte ...more
What stood out most here for me was the sense of family and kinship; how clos ...more
Wasp has a natural story-tellers way of emerging you in the family and making you feel a part of it. The text chats at the beginning of most chapters are pure gold. The language when the siblings talk to and text with each other is a realistic enc ...more
I lived in Boston many years, my ex’s and friends from big, close-knit Irish and Italian families. The scenes with Liam and Joey’s families were like going back in time. Loved that! I really enjoyed this story, mostly because I wanted to smack Liam, sometimes Joey too, in the back of the head. Joey was too darn cute though. There’s a little Daddy/boy vibe to their relationship, definitely some D/s, although nothing defined that way. I would highly recommend reading Boy Toys before this. ...more
Wow another great book by this writer. I enjoyed the interaction of the characters , the chemistry between Joey and Liam undeniable but also the way they were with their families and real friends. I felt a part of this family as I read this book .I hope this writer has more stories for this series
Normally, Im a huge fan of AEW. I buy her stuff when it goes on sale, even if Ive already read so I can read it again.
I loved all the other books in the series so far, but not this one for some ungodly reason that only makes sense to me.
First of all it felt like the story was reaching for May/Dec relationship but couldn’t quite get there. Liam jerked Joey around so much in the beginning that I thought Joey was heading for doormat category.
Second...I like close loving families becaus ...more
I’d been waiting for this book for a long time and couldn’t wait to jump into Liam and Joey’s story. Despite my eagerness, the first couple of chapters of this book were difficult for me to get into. It’s been a while since I read Boy Toys, the novella introduction to Liam and Joey. And there is a lot going on that we just get thrown right into. Liam and Joey’s families are very close friends and the beginning of many chapters in this book is excerpts from the families’ group chats. It’s a lo ...more
A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane. She invites readers into her characters’ lives and worlds when they are their ...more