Book Reviews

The Game by Henrietta Clarke at Bottom Drawer Publications

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-June-2013

Book Blurb

You don’t have to be crazy to work here . . . but give it six months and you will be.

Selling insulation via telephone is not a job Guy is looking forward to—until he meets his new colleagues and realizes that there will never be a dull moment. The team’s eccentricities make life in Maxwell Insulation’s telesales department feel like working in a drinking game—or perhaps one involving forfeits rather than alcohol. Joining him in The Game is Alex, inhabitant of the cubicle next to Guy’s and the sexiest man Guy has ever seen. Their friendship is instant, as is Guy’s attraction, but it would be a really bad idea to date a colleague . . . right?


Book Review

Anyone who has ever worked in a place where it seems as if more people are crazy than normal will be able to relate to this story. Yes, it's over the top, because the cast consists of all the nut-jobs in one place, rather than having one or two as they appear sprinkled among the more "normal" employees in most companies. But the effect is hilarious, and the conclusions the main character, Guy, and his sidekick Alex draw make the whole situation even funnier.

Guy needs this job, and the fact that he manages to stay despite all the craziness told me just how much. But when he and Alex come up with the rules to "The Game" and make things even crazier, I started to suspect he was there to stay. In fact, he fit right in, as crazy as the rest of them with all the weirdness he manages to come up with.

Alex is a fun colleague and a worthy partner for all the nonsense they come up with. But he also has another agenda and I loved the way he springs that on Guy – eventually.

If you like humorous stories about workplace madness, if you enjoy reading about grown men who can, and will, occasionally act like kids, and if you're looking for a read that throws romance and passion on you almost unexpectedly, then you will probably like this free short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 3250 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-June-2013
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