Monday, September 26, 2016

Connection Error by Annabeth Albert


Connection Error by Annabeth Albert

Review by Lauren

source: copy for review; all opinions are my own

Official SummaryIt's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game.

Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.

When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun?


ReviewAnother fantastic read by Annabeth Albert. This is the third book in the #gaymers series. You don't necessarily have to read them in order, but I would so you know more about the gaming company that crosses all three books, as well as the other couples who were previously featured and show up in Connection Error.

The first two #gaymers books were more about traveling in a car or RV with someone, but this one was a bit less traveling. The future couple, Josiah and Ryan, meet on a plane and then spend one night together when they have to make a delay in another city. From there, it's a mix of long-distance "getting to know you" with some meetings in between. It worked well though! I like that it had a nice mix of long distance and in person, so it wasn't completely falling in love through a video screen. Though I do understand how people get close on the computer. For a guy like Ryan, talking about himself is often easier to do when he's writing it out and not having to say it face to face, though he learns to be more emotionally open as the book goes on.

Ryan is a bit older than Josiah, though I don't think the exact ages are every mentioned. He's a NAVY Seal but is now in therapy after losing his legs. He wants to get back into the Navy, even if that just means being a teacher. As for Josiah, he works at a gaming company, that is featured in the two previous books too! He's great at his job, but he does have some trouble being the leader at work. The two are able to learn a lot from each other though, and I loved that. It showed that they were equal in the burgeoning relationship.

I don't know if this is the last #gaymers novel or not, but I'd love to see more of these characters or story lines! 

12 comments:

Karen Alderman said...

I loved this one so much!!

Karen @For What It's Worth

Melliane said...

Ah I hope you'll have more! It's nice to have good books like that

Kindlemom said...

Glad you are still liking this series so much, hopefully there will be more books for you. ;)

cleemckenzie said...

Isn't it wonderful to find a series with character you never tire of?

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I like the idea of a series that is all about traveling. I like road trip books!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I think I have this whole series (that is out) on my wishlist. I really need to find time to get to them.

Erika Sorocco said...

Ryan sounds like an interesting character - I like the aspect of his having returned from the NAVY with a life-changing situation to deal with.

xx

The Bibliophile Babe said...

This one sounds so good!

Keertana said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I've been meaning to give this author a try since these books have been featured on your blog quite often, so I will need to bump them up my TBR. Wonderful review, dear!

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

Ahh this sounds like such a good series. Hopefully I can eventually get to it.

Diva Booknerd said...

Ooh, another one in the series that sounds like a wonderful read Lauren, and I'm really interested to see how their dynamic works. Kudos to the author for the inclusion of diversity in this one as well. So glad you're loving the series Lauren and fingers crossed she has a few more up her sleeve. Wonderful review! <3

Tanya Atkinson said...

Love the sound of this one! I'm not familiar with the author or the series but I like the premise. And Both Ryan and Josiah sounds like characters I want to meet. Great review, Lauren!