Book Reviews

The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-December-2017

Book Blurb

Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.

Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives for his job as a glassblower. That and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbours, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.

Whenever he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is whipped into a state of frenzied lust… and a longing for a relationship like theirs. 

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 enjoying Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smoldering gaze, Josh is determined never to do anything to split them apart.

However, when 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 over. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. If the three of them can’t renegotiate the rules of their new relationship, Josh risks losing their friendship—and any chance at love—forever.



Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2012.

Book Review

I've said it before but I'll say it again, the British have the best ways of expressing themselves and the sarcastic, very dry wit, gets me every single time. I have read several other books by Josephine Myles and I enjoy her writing very much. The fact that I absolutely adore ménage and humor, made this the book for me. There was a very small amount of drama, handled exceedingly well, but for the most part this was a funny, lighthearted, sexy read.

Josh's last boyfriend broke up with him five months ago telling him he was a boring shag. Yikes. That's got to hit the ego in a bad, bad way. Josh is a glassblower who lives in a cruddy, nasty flat on the top floor of a Georgian building. And, I really mean nasty! His best friend, Denise, lives on the ground floor and the two hottest guys, Rai and Evan, live below him. Josh is a bit of an introvert, in fact all of his friends are Denise's friends. He's shy, non-confrontational, and has a very active imagination. I mean, he spends more nights a week hanging out with Denise and painting her toenails. Poor guy! He's thrilled when Rai and Evan invite him down for a drink and a wonderful friendship between the three blossoms. Of course, Josh is still lusting after them, and they do a little flirting back and forth, all around.

Rai is a mathematics major, working on his PhD thesis and still in university. Evan is a plumber. Two more different seeming guys than them are hard to find, no pun intended. Rai is small, with a big attitude and Evan is a gentle giant. Rai seems to have no personal boundaries and is a bit of an exhibitionist. Evan likes to watch and enjoys being topped as Rai is a total bottom hound. They have a rule that they don't "play" with anyone they live with or work with so as not to cause any problems. Unfortunately, they're both very attracted to Josh, and keeping their hands off is becoming an issue.

An issue which explodes when Josh falls through the ceiling into their bathroom! He'd been taking a bath thinking of the two hot guys below, when his tub, him, and most of his bathroom fell through the floor into Rai and Evan's bathroom. And, yes, I'll admit, I laughed hysterically over the visual of that. What evolves is the three of them trying out a friends with benefits relationship, with rules agreed on by all of them. Josh is at a loss with this kind of communicating. He's definitely not good at talking about his feelings and, in fact, his ex said he was emotionally unavailable. So, this is all new for Josh, the emotions and the threesome. The relationship is moving along really well, but Josh keeps wondering when it will end, when will Rai and Evan get tired of him and want to be just the two of them again?

I really enjoyed this story, a lot! It had wonderful humor, excellent characters, hot and steamy sex, and a great happy ever after for all the players. I thank Josephine Myles for gifting me with a fun ménage that I can re-read many times over. I highly recommend it!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 209 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-May-2017
Price $2.99 ebook, $6.00 paperback
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