Friends Collection

Not a Game

Not a Game

An accidental meeting and a misunderstanding lead to a life-altering connection.

Word Count: 55,872

Love blooms in this circle of friends.

These books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

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The sexual compatibility of these two men is astounding, as is their desire for something real. Despite the fronts each man puts forth to the world and each other, they have a desire for something real and lasting. It takes a while for them to figure that out, and the journey was what made the story such an enjoyable read.

By far one of the best short stories I’ve read in a LONG time.

The Novel Approach

There are so many words that I would like to utter but they mainly consist of Ohhhh Ahhhh sweet and cute, and *sigh* soooo romantic. We are given a true treat with this wonderful holiday story that shows the despair of a young man who feels he doesn't have anything to cling to. It then takes us on a journey to a possible future that he would miss out on and then we are treated to a sweet ending when the course of the future is changed with Shiloh's knowledge and his actions. The love that is discovered first in the future and then in the present is incredibly sweet but also passionate, a meeting of soul mates who are meant to be whether in the future or in the present..... Ah, there are so many wonderful and bittersweet moments in this story .... I recommend this to those who love stories of a love that was meant to be, incredible characters, a story that draws out your emotions with ease and a story that brings family together.

MM Good Book Reviews

It's a well written and entertaining addition to the series that I enjoyed. The storyline is nicely plotted, the personalities are unique and well developed, the imagery is vivid and the flow smooth. I like Charlie. He's a sweet guy and doesn't make any apologies for who he is. Even when life hurts, he goes on - he deals with it - tries to be happy. ... His biggest hurt also gives him his greatest happiness, and the future he always wanted. It's a difficult moment in his life and oh, so realistic. The author handles it very well.... It's non-traditional but watching them work through their issues made me smile. But then I found myself smiling often during this entertaining love story. I couldn't help it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Literary Nymphs Reviews

Cardeno C. has written a beautiful and compelling story about the power of love. I loved reading the interactions between Dean's wife and the guys. She was such a fireball that they were scared to cross her even thought she was much smaller than they were.

Fallen Angel Reviews