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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  513 ratings  ·  197 reviews
It was supposed to be just sex... Famous last words.

Tyler doesn't overthink pleasure and avoids complications. He knows it might be stupid to get involved with his closeted boss, but the temptation is too great. At first, the cold and beautiful Joel Sandstrom seems to loathe Tyler's guts.

Except one late night at the office, his reasons become clear...and his control brea
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Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published January 30th 2019 by Beaten Track Publishing
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*4.5 stars*

Holy crap, did you know that Roe Horvat could write filthy, delicious, erotic romance? I sure didn't!



Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. I have a bad habit of not reading blurbs and getting books solely on author name and/or friends' reviews. I did not know that I was in for the erotic ride of a lifetime.

Some warnings: This book is a VERY explicit M/M ROMANCE. There are also scenes with multiple partners (<--- important for some readers to kno
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Judith
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to worship him.






Firstly,for those who don't normally read the Author's note at the beginning I advise you to read it here.
This is hot,I mean seriously hot BUT it's not just gratuitous sex...it's important to the story.As the Author states physical pleasure shouldn't be wrong and who you love/experience love with is your choice.






Starting a new book by this Author is like Christmas.....

The anticipation,the excitement,the knowledge you're going to get something pretty special and when yo
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~4.5~

All the glowing reviews for this novel are true! This book is a bombshell: explosive, intense, and sexy as fuck.

Told solely from Tyler's POV, The Other Book has kinky edges and tender moments, not to mention a delicious enemies-to-lovers theme and a workplace romance (Tyler is a designer and contracts with Joel's marketing/advertising company).

I'm not usually a fan of MCs having sex with other people on page. In fact, I hate it. But Horvat created such an appealing couple in Adam and Christ
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Shile
4.5 erotic stars

OH MY GAAAAAAWD!

THIS BOOK IS HOOOOOOT!!

I bent down and caught his upper lip between mine. I nipped at it once, then his lower lip, and he opened up for me, his tongue meeting mine. The first taste. A kiss. The longest, deepest, single most erotic kiss of my life.

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It is Erotic!

It is sweet!

First of all, don’t ignore the warnings, if they put you off, don’t go in, if you can handle all that! Then by all means, READ THIS BOOK!

I unzipped swiftly and took my hard cock out, strokin
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Jan
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, lgbtq, favorites
Just a heads up everyone!
The Other Book is live and available on KU at the moment.

**** 4.5 Stars ****

Holy moley, people.
I mean, holy shit

Hands down the most hot non BDSM book I have read this year. Pouring eroticism. It starts on a bang. A big bonus is added to it as soon as it starts unfold and we watch the story line taking form behind all scorching scenes. Tagging along with the hotness and a good story line, comes a tad bit of angst, which makes this book stand out from the dozen other hot
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Wendy
4ssdf

This book is quite the topic on Goodreads and it isn't even out yet. I have seen friends left and right raving about how good it is and of course, I had to read it for myself and see. I am glad to say that they were NOT wrong !!

Most of all this book is extremely HOT. Be prepared and approach with caution...your underwear might disintegrate...

Gerelateerde afbeelding

Now there is a warning at the beginning of this book and it states that this is a gay romance and that there are scenes with sexual interactions between mor
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Dia
"And all I felt was deep joy - a basic, soul-warming happiness."


I finished this amazing book hours ago and I still find myself re-reading my highlights. I feel like re-reading this whole book because for me, it was PERFECTION. It might sound crazy, but I feel like this story comes right from my most hidden fantasies. This author put into words exactly what I wanted in a book. It's exactly what makes my heart skip a beat. Or ten! It's everything!

I finished this book so many hours ago and I r
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Cadiva
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When Roe said - shortly after releasing the sweet sweet love story that was Vanilla Clouds - that he was working on 'the other book' and it was so different he was considering whether to release it under a pen name, I was one of those who said I'd read it whatever name he published under.

Well, he chose to put it out here with his name firmly attached and I've read it just as I said I would.

But let me say this clearly - this book may be erotica, it may be so hot you're going to want a cold showe
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Nazanin
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, m-m
3.5 Stars

Told in single POV, 1st person. It’s a standalone, enemies to lovers novella, a bit angsty with likable characters. It’s a quick, steamy, emotional read. This one was a bit different from what I had read before by the author. Overall, I enjoyed it and hope you like it as well!
Author’s warning: (view spoiler)
Trio
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-r2r, mm
There’s something in each of Roe Horvat’s stories that centers me and reminds me of what’s truly important in life. The Other Book is an exploration of intimacy, trust, and strength of spirit… and is also some of the sexiest, most creative erotica I’ve ever read. The transformation these men make is inspirational, and combined with the stunningly sensual love scenes, this is one fantastic novel.

Told entirely from Tyler’s point of view, it’s wonderful envisioning Joel’s character evolve through
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.5 Stars***

Wow! Just Wow!! I couldn't put this down!

Roe Horvat brought the heat and made it the star of this book, showing the different ways that sex can impact a person's life...from ecstasy to escape, it can be a crutch and a comfort. I love how sex positive this book is!

With this newest release, Roe Horvat continues to show why he's a breath of fresh air in romance. He crafted a tale that is 100% erotically charged with the perfect balance of emotion and angst.

He breathed in and out
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
3.5 Hearts

The Other Book is going directly into the "other" drawer in my nightstand because...



Joel and Tyler start off with a bang. I would not recommend reading it in public and definitely don't get it too close to anything flammable. Well, nothing flammable that you care about.

Joel works for Tyler. They seemingly don't get on well EXCEPT during the boomshakalaka. I wish there had been more of the hate sex variety boomshakalaka but, I guess, there had to be some sort of relationship progressi
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Moony Eliver
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtqia, m-m, 2019, novella
2.5 stars. I'm out here on a deserted island with this one, my friends. I wish it had done as much for me as it did for everyone else.

Here's what I was excited about going into this. I'd only read one book by Roe Horvat so far — Vanilla Clouds. In that one, the story and characters were tight, the chemistry and relationship development was solid, and the sex was hot. The Other Book was presented as an erotic departure for the author, so I was hoping his strengths would still be there and the se
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Christelle
**3.5 stars**

The other book is different from what I read so far from this author (and there is no complaint from me in that statement). I commend Roe Horvat's explanatory notes about that.

Let’s get my niggle out of the way first : as much as I could sense a whole range of emotion including love and respect during all the highly erotic and sensual scenes, I didn’t get the same sense outside of them, so the path that lead to this loving relationship between Tyler and Joel felt too “insta-lovey” a
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DarienMoya
This was a great story to get me back in the reading mood. My first Roe book and it won’t be my last. Can we talk about all the hot fire 🔥 this was? Ummm excuse me how gon put so much heat in one book?

My arm hairs fizzled, I lost my damn edges and pants.

You snatched my wig sir, clean of my head


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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

I will absolutely give this book 5 stars for the heat factor. It was scorching.

The rest is more along the lines of 3 stars for me. Don't get me wrong, I liked it. And maybe it's my fault for trying to compare this to The Layover and Vanilla Clouds.

I thought the transition from enemies to lovers was rather quick. And once it transitioned it became pretty sappy and at times cheesy. Not something I experienced in the aforementioned Roe Horvat books.

Still, I can appreciate what RH was g
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~Volha~
Due to a overwhelming amount of good reviews, I knew I needed to read this book. It's my first time with Roe Horvat and I know it won't be the last. I enjoyed it very much from the author's note to the last word in the epilogue. What I took away from this book is the sense of freedom to express yourself without fear, to trust your friends and to always be true to yourself.

Joel and Tyler are such interesting characters. Both of them have that same passion, but whereas Tyler is open about it and
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Melanie A.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku, lgbtq, m-m, smutastic
4.5 STARS!
Raw joy was what I felt, and it terrified me.
Gotta love it when your GR friends - and friends of friends -rave about a book and it lives up to the hype! :D

PHEW! This one was unapologetically filthy and explicit! But of course, smut alone isn't going to get such a high rating from me . . .

The Other Book had some really sweet/poignant moments and such a wonderful message woven throughout, one of love and acceptance and freedom. And I LOVED it.
"I want to give you this. I want
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Hollis
When you have two unread titles by an author you've never read before but still request, and prioritize, an ARC : a Hollis story. Also, no ragrets. Except in the sense that, as always, I regret not having read the author sooner. Facepalm emoji.

This story, however, is.. steamy to the power of a lot. Having, as mentioned, never read this author, despite so much book buddy praise, I can't say how this compares to their other works. That being said, having read the author's note, my take-away is thi
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Ariana
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Roe Horvat's previous books, particularly A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat, and was immediately drawn to the blurb of his latest release.

A cold and beautiful guy? An office romance? Just sex? No strings attached? And a guy who might change all that?
How could I possibly resist!

And then the title:
I am a sucker for original titles and this one certainly piqued my interest. The author explains at the beginning how this book got its name, and I would urge you to read it, becaus
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Sheri
Wow. Ummm. Okay. *clears throat*
It’s obvious, Roe can check erotica off his list. Please tell me there’s a list? A long lengthy (never-ending) list of more to come. For I am eagerly devouring each and every morsel he creates. I feel like a needy greedy reader when it comes to Horvat. Because here’s the thing, it doesn’t matter what it is...it’s tantalizing and divine. And I’m thrilled to start out my new year with this sensational read!

This story is sexual and dirty and....pure.
It flows with
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dammit, liz
Every now and then I’m lucky enough to find an author who manages to write exactly what I’m hoping to read. He’s done it with angst and fluffy romance, so no surprise he hit it out of the park with erotica. While sexy for the sake of sexy is awesome on its own, there’s so much richness, depth, and love to this novella. It read like a journey that left me feeling like a weight was lifted.

The way Roe writes sex in this book felt similar to the way he writes settings in others. The details and desc
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Ky
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2019
Fair warning: this book consists mainly of sex scenes and for some of them there are more than two parties involved.

However, this isn't your typical PWP. Somehow, Roe Horvat managed to write a book full of sex scenes that was also full of emotion, tough situations and character growth. When I decided to read "The Other Book" I wasn't sure at all about what my rection would be, mainly to the foursome scene. As the story went on though it was clear that there was nothing about that partcular scene
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Fabi
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was hot. Because of all the buzz, I thought it was going to be straight up erotica. When I first started reading I was hoping really hard there would be a romance in there somewhere.

There was! In fact, a hauntingly beautiful love story.. All of the hot, steamy sex scenes were filled with love and acceptance. There was a heavy cloud of love blanketing every single scene.

Except for the first few with our MCs. That's the part where I would have liked a little more buildup. I had no idea
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Gigi
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kinky delight! 4.5 stars.
Sanaa  ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arc, m-m
4.5 stars.

The Other Book is exactly that. It was completely different from what I am used to reading but that doesn't mean I didn't love it because I did. The other reviews definitely do it justice; this book was explosive.

I loved the way everything was written, the characters, and the plot. I remember the way I felt when I was reading it, when I finished. I had a smile on my face and had to read this book in private because damn.

Be prepared though. This is not your typical romance. Read t
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Alisa
Holy cold showers Batman, this book was scorching hot!!

This was a seriously hot, erotic story about two guys who work together and can't stand each other. They also can't stop having kinky sex with each other. As the story goes on they admit their feelings for each other and they decide to try a relationship that includes more than sex.

There is a story about Joel's controlling and abusive father as well as Tyler helping Joel experience parts of his sexuality he has not been open to in the past b
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Mwanamali
Heed this warning.

May cause spontaneous combustion of loins, increased heart size and pulse. Will soak you in feels. And make you wish it was longer. Enjoy at your own risk.
Jewel
4.5 Stars

Holy fuck, that was hot.
.Lili.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Other Book by Roe Horvat




Roe Horvat can write, and this book is just another example of his talent; it has it all.

The Other Book:

-Office romance
-Enemies to lovers
-Sexual exploration
-Emotional
-Sexy
-Painful
-Raw
-Kinky
-Beautiful
-Romantic

In a short number of pages it managed to evoke so many feelings.

There's A LOT of sex in this book, but it's not gratuitous and vital to the plot. Also, there is sex on page with other people which typically a big no for me but it worked in this scenario.

I can't
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Queer fiction author Roe Horvat was born in the post-communist wasteland of former Czechoslovakia. Equipped with a dark sense of sarcasm, Roe traveled Europe and finally settled in Sweden. He came out as transgender in 2017 and has been fabulous since. He loves Jane Austen, Douglas Adams, bad action movies, stand-up comedy, pale ale, and daiquiri, with equal passion. When not hiding in the studio ...more
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