Play by the Rules
It was just supposed to be an interview.
It was just supposed to be one morning.
It was just supposed to be a memory...
How did it end up like this?
Sensitive and melodramatic Emmett Yang has had enough of the dating world. Enter Joe Kaminski, former quarterback--driven, determined, recently out of the closet--and knows exactly who he wants. That just happens to be Emmett.
Emmett is convinced that their chance meeting is just a one-time thing: a memory to be cherished. He doesn't think that Joe would ever really want to be with him. After all, he's...him, and Joe is Joe. He's nowhere near Joe's nebula, and there are rules and norms and mores to be followed about this sort of situation, none of which end with Joe and him together.
But can the former quarterback show Emmett that there are no rules in love?
Play by the Rules is a standalone gay romantic comedy in the first-person perspective. This book is steamy and includes full sex scenes, searing kisses, dramatic declarations of love and a protagonist's questionable knowledge of sexual health. It is a HEA, has no cliff-hangers or cheating, and is approximately 59,000 words.
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About Frey Ortega:
Frey Ortega writes erotic romance, primarily of the gay variety. He lives in what a friend affectionately calls “the south-easternmost part of Spain,” which is an archipelago called the Philippines. He’s a graduate of the Royal, Pontifical, and Catholic University in Manila, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Primarily, he works as a writer, a novelist, sometimes a video game journalist, and overall a homebody who spends way too much time on the internet.
He loves writing about people, especially people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, falling in love. You might also find him playing video games from time to time! His favorite ones are MMORPGs, and role-playing games in general (and not just the ones in the bedroom.)
First let me start by saying this is an absolutely touching, truthful book about someone with low self-esteem and how he manages to get out of his own head and find love with a truly magnificent person. I loved this book! I loved Emmet and Joe's relationship. I love the ending and the "grand gesture".
The only issue I have is that Emmet, at times, made me want to hit him! I felt like one of his friends, wanting to help but eternally frustrated with him. Of course, this only shows the amazing job Frey has done creating this character.
This book is written in first person, and though that isn't my thing, I still enjoyed this story greatly. Play by the Rules is a heartfelt book that leaves you smiling at the end despite everything. I truly loved it, and would recommend it to anyone easily.
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