In Connection Error by Annabeth Albert, Josiah and Ryan don’t seem to have much in common except being stranded in Saint Lous during a storm. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it’s even begun? I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Connection Error by Annabeth Albert
Purchase Links: Amazon
Series: #gaymers Book 3
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press (September 1, 2016)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Length/Format: 1007 KB
Heat Rating: 3
Star Rating: 5
Connection Error Blurb:
It’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?
In Connection Error by Annabeth Albert, Josiah and Ryan find themselves stranded in Saint Louis when their plane is grounded due to bad weather. Josiah is a programmer for a video game that Ryan loves to play and they hit it off quickly. They spend a night gaming during their layover and they figure out that there is some major attraction between them. Unfortunately, they both have issues to overcome before finding any sort of happily ever after.
At the beginning of Connection Error by Annabeth Albert, Josiah really seems like a bit of a hot mess. He is the kind of guy who tries so hard but still has chaos reigning down on him left and right. Scattered, adorable, and really attracted to Ryan from the very beginning. He needs a bit of order and control in his life and Ryan, with his military background, is just the kind of guy to bring that. There is no BDSM in this story..more like Ryan knows how to get Josiah to focus with just a few simple words.
Ryan is wounded, emotionally and physically. His physical scars are easy to see as he struggles to learn how to live with his injuries. The emotional scars are deeper. He doesn’t know WHO he is if a military position isn’t where he ends up. He is determined and works so hard but it hides a deeper fear that he won’t ever find his way again without being a SEAL. I really ache for how much he is going through.
Ryan and Josiah have an amazing camaraderie together. They just seem to fit perfectly even if they really seem to have nothing in common. There is awkwardness and pure honesty that is hard for them to put out there. Circumstances keep them apart even though they are starting to fall hard for each other. Neither is looking for a relationship but they keep sinking deeper and deeper into one.
They are incredibly sexy together. The chemistry is amazing but there is this truthfulness and honestly between them that keeps things totally realistic as well.
I was brought to tears by Ryan’s frustration with his progress and loved the way things finally fell into place. The periodic email format let time fly by more quickly without feeling like you were missing anything.
Overall, I think Connection Error by Annabeth Albert was a phenomenal story that was the perfect balance between fun, emotional and sexy. I truly loved these guys together!