Book Review: The Hot Floor, Josephine Myles

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Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives for his job as a glassblower. That and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbours, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.

Whenever he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is whipped into a state of frenzied lust… and a longing for a relationship like theirs.

To his amazement, Rai and Evan find his embarrassing tendency to blush utterly charming, and the three men grow closer over the course of the long, hot summer. Despite enjoying Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smoldering gaze, Josh is determined never to do anything to split them apart.

However, when a naked Josh falls—quite literally—into the middle of one of Rai and Evan’s marathon sex sessions, the force of their mutual attraction takes over. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. If the three of them can’t renegotiate the rules of their new relationship, Josh risks losing their friendship—and any chance at love—forever.

Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.

Bonus Christmas Hot Floor short story included in this edition!

I <3 realistic poly stories.

Okay, maybe some of it is a little over-the-top. Josh’s bathroom floor collapsing, landing him smack in the middle of Rai and Evan’s sexcapades? Possibly not the most believable situation. But the way the relationship develops between the three of them, including Josh’s concerns, reads as completely realistic.

The chemistry between the three men is palpable from day one, and even low-self-esteem-having Josh can see that. He just has a hard time believing that Rai or Evan could feel real feelings for him, especially when being so devoted to one another.

The communication between Evan and Rai, and eventually between Evan and Rai and Josh, is SO GOOD. They have an ADULT relationship, it’s so refreshing.

Beyond the hot m/m/m action, I really enjoyed learning more about glassblowing. I love when the background story and setting are so interesting.

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