SynopsisAfter six months deeply in love with each other, childhood best friends Logan and Christian are excited for their first summer away from home. With one year of college under their belts, they’re ready to grow up and see what the rest of their lives will be like together by strengthening their relationship over the next few months. But fate has never followed their neat plans.
studying it—but is he up to the challenge? Is it worth taking the risk, knowing his family won’t support him?
And how can Logan be so hypocritical when another man has caught his eye? Or has that man perhaps captured Christian’s attention as well?
Suzanne Clay's Playing House is absolutely mesmerizing! The second book of the Rough Play series, it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone, yet reading Playing Around first is recommended.
Words cannot express how deeply I fell into this story. To say it is all-consuming is an understatement. I felt every single moment of tension, insecurity, fears, and chemistry. I felt like I couldn't breathe...waiting...waiting to see what was gonna happen. I was fully consumed by the underlying sense of angst and anticipation.
The writing is absolutely gripping, powerful in it's development, and impressive in the issues that are tackled. There is seriously a lot going on in this book.
Christian and Logan. Aww... The reader can feel the intense connection between these best friends and boyfriends. As well, the reader can feel every single moment of tension, doubts, and declarations of love. There is no doubt these two men love one another.
But they have a lot of issues to deal with. One is facing his fears about his dreams and forging the path he wants in life. The other is realizing the depth to which his life revolves solely around the other.
And then there's Noah, their roommate. His contribution to this story is life changing. Personally, I love the way he is written. I find his character to be realistic and his sensitivity to be handled with care and understanding. Damn, I just love him.
This story tackles co-dependency, racism, polyamory, family issues, and life dreams. It tackles the conflict between self worth, love and sacrifice. It tackles the conflict between love and letting one be happy without you. It tackles the intense fear when two lives don't quite match up. And it tackles the over-bearing weight of family expectations.
Playing House is way more than I could have ever anticipated. Suzanne Clay powerfully tackles some heavy issues in the most impressive of ways. This entire story is character driven, focusing solely on the heavy emotions involved. I love it! Every single second of it.
everything in a goddamn trash bag.”
him away, then rolled away to get a better position for wrestling.
arm to his chest, he realized things might never change. And he was okay with that.
fell to the floor, and Christian lifted his head with a huff. “The fuck is that? Are you already breaking shit?”
included him too.
ripped it free from the fingerhold of paper Christian had. “No, we’re throwing this shit away right now.” The mere memory of how enthralled he’d been by Christian performing it when they were teenagers was embarrassing.
could be here.”
pick it up, no problem…” He was still talking as he grabbed his keys and walked straight out the front door.
sometimes, but it didn’t stop the fact that his gut was stirred up, eager for a distraction from the binder Christian had tossed to the floor.
just damn polite, ain’t it? Unless you don’t want me to. You want him to be surprised when he sits there and hears us fuck every time?”
kicked his pants off and crawled on top of Christian and got caught up in how goddamn lucky he was. He’d spent months thinking he’d never get to have this, but here they were, safe in their own bedroom, with a bed they could sleep in side by side and a roommate who wasn’t going to throw a fit if they made love to each other in the middle of a weekend afternoon. As far as Logan was concerned, there was nothing ahead of them but hope and light.