Gym Bros and Saving Throws by CD Rachels

Opposites attract, bi-awakening, workouts and table top gaming collied in Gym Brows and Saving Throws

From the blurb:

My goal is to be strong and get built. Falling for my―gorgeous, straight―gym bro is against all the rules.

I realize I’m unapologetically, flamboyantly gay. My board game buddies accept me as I am. I love my eyeliner, my accessories, and even my curly hair. Not every gay man is into that, hence my cruddy love life.

But the one thing I want to modify is my physique. I might never be ‘masc,’ but I can be muscular. No one will hurt me again if I become brawny and big, just like the dudes I’m into.

And the one guy I’m into the most is my new gym bro, Vil. He’s big, fit, fun, and charming. How can one dude have all those manly traits and still want to be friends with a femme guy like me?

I refuse to fall for a straight guy. So we’ll keep it strictly platonic while we exercise together. But as the weeks go by, I can’t help but be enchanted by him. He accepts me and has a genuine interest in my life. Vil claims he’s straight, but his smoldering looks tell me otherwise.

When he gently places his hands on me behind closed doors, my world is forever changed. All I wanted was to become jacked so I could love myself more. I’m not supposed to fall for a not-so-straight guy in the process.

Board games have always been fun for me. But getting closer to the gym bro―the same guy who might like me, too―is dangerous. Vil and I are gambling with our hearts, a dangerous game where we both could lose it all.

Gym Brows and Saving Throws” is a male/male romantic-comedy featuring board game dates, exhibitionism, muscle worship, and yes, gym bros falling in love. Roll the dice with book three of the Single Gamer’s Society. Each book can be read as a stand-alone with a HEA. These queer nerds are looking for love, and bluff or fold, they play to win.

Heather's Review:

I'm loving the Single Gamer's Society series and this book is no exception. Dylan walks into the Gym Vil works at looking for a fresh start and finds not only a friend and work out partner, but someone who wants to know him on a deeper level and is learning to explore a new side of his sexuality.

Both men have things in their past that they need to deal with - and when some of those collide, we get more angst than some of the other books in the series, but it's done in a realistic way and enhances the story rather than detracts from it.

Do I think you can read this book as standalone?  Sure, but I do recommend checking out the entire Single Gamer's Society series and starting from the beginning. 

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