Sam reviews ‘Just A Game’ by AJ Ridges. Self Published on October 18th, 2014 and is 45 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Why I Read This: This weeks theme is 2-4-1 Week. ‘Just A Game’ by AJ Ridges is one of the books that I choose. After reading the synopsis I realized this would be a storyline I would most likely enjoy.
When Bryan reluctantly agrees to let his new neighbor, Ben come over to watch the hockey game, he has no idea that his gay roommate, Tim is home or that Tim has company – male company. While Ben and Bryan are forced to endure the telltale sounds of sex coming from Tim’s bedroom, desires they never knew existed come to the surface.
This book contains erotic m/m sexual situations and language.
“I’ll bring the beer,” he volunteered, quickly as if afraid I might say no.
I wasn’t sure why he couldn’t watch the game at his own apartment, but I wasn’t about to pass up free beer. I may be a skinny nerd from the accounting department, but I was a skinny nerd on a budget. Free beer in exchange for suffering through a relative strangers company for one night didn’t seem all that bad, in the grand scheme of things.
That is, before I realized that Tim was home. Apparently, he’d been here the whole time and from the increasingly loud moaning noises coming from his bedroom, it was obvious Tim had company of his own.
Fuck! This evening was quickly going from bad to worse.
“Oh fuck, yeah lick it.”
Tim’s voice filtered down the hall to the couch where Ben and I were sitting at opposite ends watching the game. I cringed waiting for Ben’s reaction to the noise, but he seemed too engrossed in the game to notice. As casually as I could, I reached for the TV remote and hiked up the volume a few notches.
“Yeah, daddy just like that. Nice and slow.”
Fuck! I swore under my breath, quickly gathering the empties from the coffee table, making sure I clanged the glass beer bottles together as loudly as possible.
“You want another?” I practically shouted at Ben.
“Sure. Thanks man,” he replied, not bothering to look away from the screen.
I spent several minutes in the kitchen opening and closing drawers and slamming cupboards to add to the volume level in the small apartment space. My only saving grace was the knowledge that Tim’s escapades usually didn’t last very long. Hopefully he’d be done before Ben was even aware of the carnal activities taking place right down the hall.
I returned to the couch a few minutes later, thankful that the only sounds I could hear were coming from the TV and the loud boom of Don Cherry’s voice as he ranted about the game while dressed in another predictably flamboyant suit jacket.
Sadly, my reprieve lasted less than a minute, before the obvious sound of a bedframe knocking furiously against the wall began.
“Yes! Yes! Fuck me deep. Harder! Harder! Fuck you’re gonna make me cum!”
Well, there was no disguising that, I relented.
“Fuck? Is that your roommate, bro?” Ben asked, clearly not quite as hearing impaired as I’d hoped.
“Yeah,” I mumbled, hanging my head in defeat.
“Fuck, your cock is so fucking big!”
I could clearly see Ben’s eyes bulge in surprise.
“Shit! He’s fucking a guy in there?!” Ben asked, incredulously.
I couldn’t blame him. When I’d first heard the sounds of Tim’s fucking through the paper-thin walls I was horrified. Not because Tim was gay. I knew that when we moved in together. It was because he was so loud during sex. It was like he wanted everyone to know he was getting his ass fucked by some random cock.
Eventually, I got over it with the help of ear plugs and a white noise making machine that I used regularly on weekends. Tim had always been that flighty friend you have a love/hate relationship with. Most of the times I loved the guy, he was smart, funny-as-hell and totally comfortable in his own skin. I respected that. We’d been friends since tenth grade. However, tonight was one of those nights when I wanted to wring his little neck. I’d give anything if he’d just shut-the-fuck-up.
“No. Actually, my roommate is the one getting fucked,” I replied, honestly.
“Are you serious?!” Ben asked, not bothering to conceal his shock.
“Afraid so,” I replied, knowing this was the part where Ben got up, took his beer, called me and Tim a bunch of queers, and headed out the door as fast as his big body could take him. It wouldn’t matter to him that I was straight or that Tim was an adult who could do anything he wanted in his own home. A jock like Ben would be horrified at the thought of two men fucking and leave.
To my utter shock, Ben did the total opposite of what I expected. He stayed put.
“He’s awfully fucking loud, bro,” Ben complained, picking up the remote and turning the volume up again, while settling back against the couch…
Bryan lives with his friend Tim. Tim is openly gay and frequently brings his hookups home. One day, Bryan invites his neighbor over to watch the game thinking that his roommate is gone. He only realizes his mistake, when loud obscene noises shout from Tim’s room. This makes things extremely awkward for the two straight men. However, both these straight men are not only reacting to the sounds but, have an unexplainable attraction to each other. They have never thought about being with another man, but are drawn towards each other. Once they realize the other feels the same, it’s full on hot sex.
I’d classify this story as M/M erotica. There is not a lot of plot nor a lot of romance. It’s two horny straight friends, who are so turned by the sounds of the gay sex they hear that they start to play around with each other and have their first sexual encounter with another man. I’m not sure it would ever happen quite like this in real life, but the purpose of an erotica story is to turn the reader on and the hot and well-written sex scenes will achieve that goal for many readers.
Being only 40 pages, this is a very quick read. It is well written and easy follow along. I would love to check out another book by AJ Ridges that is longer, as I think it would be something I might enjoy.
If you’re looking for a short MM story focused on hot sex, Just a Game by AJ Ridges would be perfect book to try.
8/10 Pots of Gold
I write mostly MM porngasmic fluff— sometimes funny, sometimes outrageous (just like me).
I believe you should always read what you love. Personally, I can’t read anything that will tug at my heartstrings, leave me hanging on for the next installment, or gloss over the sexy bits (they’re the best part). I love me some tasteful dirty talk, and a book that can make me laugh will get 5*!
Though it’s only been a year since I fell in love with the MM romance genre, it’s become my next new addiction. Paranormal and taboo reads are my favorites.
In a past life, I was most likely a tall fitness guru with an immaculate home and a thriving garden, which totally explains my “been there, done that” attitude.
I’m currently either reading or writing the next random book that strikes my fancy (or both).