Game On is a short but well written book that shows us how like can grow into love if we accept the fact that gender really isn’t all that important!
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Game On: A Love’s Landscapes Story by Olley White
Title: Game On: A Love’s Landscapes Story
Author: Publisher/Date: L.Powell; 1 edition (September 8, 2014)
Format/Length: 468 KB/124KB
Genre: M/M contemporary
Heat Rating: 1
Star Rating: 4
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Blurb: What happens when all your expectations are blown out of the water?
Max is finally meeting his his on-line gaming friend. 5t3ff is everything Max wanted in a girl, funny, kind and a good gamer. He’s never felt such a connection with anyone and he’s hoping that the friendship they have might move to something more. When 5t3ff turns out to be Stefan and not Stephanie, Max has to reassess his feelings. Or does he? Can love just be love, regardless of gender? And can the two boys ignore the labels long enough to find out?
A funny, quirky, thoroughly British story about two friends falling in love.
Max and Stefan meet online in a fantasy role playing game. They become online friends rather quickly and since they live near one another, they decide to meet up for a day at the zoo. Max thinks he has met the girl meant to be his soul mate but he is in for a shock when he realizes that this amazing ‘girl’ is actually an amazing ‘guy’!
After realizing that neither of them is quite what the other was expected, they decide to make a day of it anyhow and realize that their online friendship works just as well in real life. They spend a significant amount of time just hanging out as friends but soon begin to realize that their friendship is becoming more intense than they bargained for. Being gay, Stefan isn’t too freaked out over his attraction to Max but he isn’t willing to make a move on his very straight friend in case his feelings aren’t reciprocated. Max is starting to realize that Stefan is his perfect partner in every way….if he can just accept the fact that he is a guy!
Game On is a great short story that shows us a natural progression from friends to lovers. They connect online without any preconceived notions of what each of them look like. They forge a deep friendship with each of them having distinct likes and dislikes and learning to exist in each other’s lives. They realize they have a physical attraction to one another…which does freak Max out just a bit. The author did a good job showing us Max’s internal struggle over his feelings for Stefan. The emotional ones were easier for him to accept than the physical ones as is to be expected I think. Game On is a very low heat level book and what limited physical interaction there is occurs at the end of the book, once the characters have fully committed to making their relationship work. It was a natural progression for these characters and fit well into the story.
I loved this author’s writing style and the character development of Max and Stefan was wonder. There were a few great secondary characters as well and I loved the dancing scene that the author worked into the story. Gave us a nice look at Max’s normally reserved character learning to broaden his wings and get a little bit wild! Very cute scene!
I definitely recommend Game On if you are looking for a sweet and well written Gay For You story.