Monday, September 5, 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! 

4 comments:

Verushka Byrow said...

I like that the author has them equal in the relationship -- like they're learning from each other, you know?

Lisa Mandina said...

I love the books that are series like this! And video game companies seem to be a big thing in stories these days. Great review!

Lola R said...

I like the idea of a series set around a gaming company. I might have to check out this series. The mix of long distance and some meetings sounds nice. Great review!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I really like the sound of Ryan and Josiah forming a connection over the internet! This happens more and more often, and the relationships formed can be just as intimate and special as ones formed face to face. It's good that there are in-person scenes in the book, though, because nothing beats meeting someone face to face!

I love it when characters can help each other learn and grow, and it sounds like this one does a really lovely job in that aspect.

I hope there are more books in this series for you to read, Lauren! Lovely review <3