Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson
Review by Lauren
Source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: 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 filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.
Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad’s sister—the same sister who holds Owen’s career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad's sexy taunts push him too far. There’s something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can’t seem to stay away…
Review: This is the third book in the Gamers series by Megan Erickson. However, it's the only book I've read and I think it's quite possible to read just this one or read them all in order. It's up to you! Each book focuses on a different couple, and Tied to Trouble is all about Chad Lake and Owen Hawkins. Chad is the younger brother of Marley and Owen works for her, so it's no surprise the two guys end up meeting each other. However, they don't really know who each other is until the book goes on. Owen figures it out quicker, seeing Chad in a family photo in Marley's office, but Chad doesn't figure out Owen's identify for awhile. It makes their encounters a bit more interesting!
Tied to Trouble is definitely an adult read. It's intense, passionate, and full of sexual encounters. Simply put - this is one hot read. However, I loved that it was a good mix between the passion and the actual story though! Owen wants a long-term partner in his life but he's not sure he can handle everything that goes with it. He gets nervous and pushes people away. As for Chad, he's never really given much thought to settling down and he's known for jumping from job to job. He wants to change though; he's just not sure how.
I like that the two guys were good influences on each other in different ways. Chad helped Owen open up and feel more, and Owen inspired Chad to do better in his life for himself and not anyone else, even though he does want to impress Owen and do well for his sister.
This is not the first book by Erickson that I've read, so I'm definitely a certified fan, and if you haven't given any of her m/m novels a shot, I highly recommend!