The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles


The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (215 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Sex, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Clover

Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter has gotten used to expecting the worst. Now he lives only for his job as a glassblower…and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbors, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.

Every time he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is overwhelmed with lust…and a longing for a fraction of what they have.

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 Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smoldering gaze, Josh is determined never to break his new friends’ loving bonds.

On the night 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 control. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. Leaving him to wonder if the winds of love are about to blow his way at last…or if history is about to repeat itself.

Some say three’s a crowd, but luckily for Josh, Evan and Rai seems rather partial to a bit of crowding!

The noises coming from the flat above drive glassblower Josh Carpenter crazy – crazy with lust. Why can’t the two fit guys get the springs in their bed sorted once and for all and stop torturing the hell out of him? Finally he’s asked up for a visit, but that doesn’t help his lusty state, Rai is flirty and cute, Evan the hottest guy he’s ever seen. But what do they want with Josh? Is it just friendship or is it more?

The Hot Floor is one of those really juicy books that is a decent length, has characters who you feel you really get to know, and sex that is more than just the physical act, it has all the emotions and dilemmas that go with it. The author does a great job of making the whole book about Josh and his relationship with Rai and Evan without the need for lots of side stories going on. It keeps the reader focused on the issues, on the problems and the desires, and in doing so is quite voyeuristic and certainly very satisfying.

There were enough secondary characters to keep it real, and enough mentions of the outside world for me to get a sense of place. I really liked the bath scene, though it would have been a terrifying thing to happen in real life.

Rai and Evan were adorable and I could see why they’d turned Josh’s head. Rai was witty and sexy, Evan tough and rough but completely loveable. When they all got together, naked, Ms Myles does a fantastic job, there’s never a dull moment and the scorchingly hot scenes are orchestrated beautifully.

If you like gay erotica with two or more lovers, a good sprinkle of romance and something that just has that ‘real’ feel to it, then The Hot Floor shouldn’t be missed. Great book.

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