Connection Error

Connection Error

by Annabeth Albert

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ISBN-13: 9781459290679
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 09/05/2016
Series: #gaymers , #3
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,559
File size: 592 KB

About the Author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out more visit annabethalbert.com. 

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Connection Error 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
HEABookNerd 7 months ago
really enjoyed Connection Error and felt like it was very different from the previous two in the series, which was nice. Both Josiah and Ryan are out and comfortable with it and both have supporting families so that was a big difference from the other #gaymers books. Ryan and Josiah are a perfect alpha and beta couple and I loved that they created a solid friendship first. I really enjoyed how confident Ryan was about himself (though he had some insecurities about losing his legs). Ryan was flirty and cocky and knew what he wanted and that was very attractive to Josiah. He was a bit hung up on his ex but the breakup was fairly recent and really messed with his confidence, so I get it. Watching Ryan go through his rehab and try to sort out his life was also really interesting because Albert does a really good job of showing the good and bad of his situation. Josiah was also pretty adorable with all this weird quirks and his attempts to build up his own confidence. It was great to see how Josiah always supported Ryan and respected that Ryan wanted to do things on his own. He never made Ryan feel helpless or like the needed to be tended to. They were so sweet together! I liked that Ryan and Josiah really built their friendship through their online gaming and emails and chat and that really allowed their relationship to build in a more casual manner before they really got serious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Albert I obviously did her research. Ryan’s disability and Josiah’s ADHD read pretty true to everything I’ve read and heard from people with these conditions. I was impressed. Though I don’t know anything about the military so I can’t comment on those details one way or the other. Seemed legit though? The characters themselves were wonderfully written, with distinct personalities and characteristics that made them come off the page. Their growth and development throughout the book felt natural. I also loved that the book touched on and challenged a lot of ableist views, both for mental illness and physical disabilities. I loved that the characters used the word “accessible” instead of “handicapped.” Again, the author really did her research. The sex was pretty hot, too. 10/10 would recommend.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
I’m in love with this series, this is the latest book in the #gaymers series and this one was no different from the way Annabeth’s books make me feel, how is that you ask?? Well, they make me feel happy and like if I stop reading I will miss amazing things so I have to keep reading and reading until it’s over and then I start the sweet torture of waiting for the next one. Josiah and Ryan were lovely characters to read both with their own issues to resolve and come to terms with, it was a beautiful read to say the least.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one and felt like it was very different from the previous two in the series, which was nice. Both Josiah and Ryan are out and comfortable with it and both have supporting families so that was a big difference from the other #gaymers books. Ryan and Josiah are a perfect alpha and beta couple and I loved that they created a solid friendship first. I loved how confident Ryan was about himself (though he had some insecurities about losing his legs); he’s easily the most Alpha character I’ve come across in a m/m romance — though I have to admit I’m new to the genre. Ryan was flirty and cocky and knew what he wanted and that was very attractive to Josiah (and me!). He was a bit hung up on his ex but the breakup was fairly recent and really messed with confidence so I get it. Josiah was also pretty adorable with all this weird quirks and his attempts to build up his confidence. I liked that Ryan and Josiah really built their friendship through their online gaming and emails and chat and that really allowed their relationship to build in a more casual manner before they really got serious. Watching Ryan go through his rehab and try to sort out his life was also really interesting because Annabeth Albert does a really good job of showing the good and bad of his situation. It was great to see how Josiah always supported Ryan and respected that Ryan wanted to do things on his own. He never made Ryan feel helpless or like the needed to be tended to. They were so sweet together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't my favorite out of her series, but still very well written and enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I didn't care for this one. I thought Josiah was written way too juvenile. He sounded like 16 instead of 23. And Ryan calling him "kid" didn't help either. No chemistry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I love the entire series, this book, I felt, was the best. I loved the growing relationship between Josiah and Ryan.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
A geeky #gaymer and a hot SEAL - what could go wrong? Connection Error is book 3 in the #gamers series but you don’t need to have read the other books to enjoy this one. You should read the others though because they are fantastic; just like all of Annabeth Albert’s books! Her writing has the ability to transport me to another place – and keep me up all night if I start reading one of her books too late! I think I finished this one around 4:00 a.m. Josiah and Ryan both have their issues but they are trying to get past them. Josiah has adult ADHD and Ryan was severely injured when a SEAL mission went sideways. The unlikely couple-to-be meet when they are seatmates in first class on a flight that Josiah nearly missed. Ryan wasn’t even supposed to be in first class; an airline employee, grateful for his service, bumped him up. Ryan wants nothing more than to finish his rehab and return to military life, hopefully as an instructor. Josiah wants to excel in his first assignment as project manager. When their flight gets rerouted due to bad weather the two of them are kind of thrown together and things progress from there. #gaymers has been such a wonderful series but this book particularly touched my heart. I don’t personally know anyone with the injuries that Ryan has or anyone who has adult ADHD, but Ms. Albert’s author’s note at the end of the book describes all of the research she did to write this book and I’m sure that contributed to how authentic it seemed to me as I read it. This is a very hot story while at the same time it’s very sweet and compassionate. With both characters suffering from things they are unable to control I loved how Ms. Albert handled some of the difficult situations they found themselves in. Connection Error was another one of those stories that touched all of my emotions and had me in tears at times – my favorite kind!! I’ve heard that her next series will be about military guys and if they’re anything like Ryan I know they will be wonderful stories! ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review. Review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on or after release date.
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
Sweet and tender hurt/comfort romance between an injured Navy SEAL and a hyperactive game programmer. Josiah and Ryan meet in the first class cabin on a flight from LA to Washington DC. They hit it off, and Josiah is thrilled to meet such a sexy, gay man, who also loves gaming. Ryan is a Navy SEAL on his way to get fitted for his new legs so he can re-take his life in active duty as an instructor–or so he hopes. Josiah is a fun and flirty seat-mate, but Ryan’s frustrated that young, cute Josiah didn’t even notice that he’s a double amputee. Or, so he thinks. When the flight gets diverted due to a blizzard, Ryan offers Josiah a bed in his hotel room. Turns out that’s the only bed. And, while that’s totally cool, it’s not really romantic. Not for Ryan, who feels awkward about his stumps and still suffers acute phantom limb pain. But Josiah’s a sweet guy, and they make a little magic happen. While Ryan’s ready to walk away the next morning, even after their late-night gaming camaraderie, he realizes that Josiah–headed for a big meeting in Germany–left one of his laptops behind. Thus begins a sweet connection between Josiah and Ryan. Over the three week separation, they game together, they message each other, and they build a rapport neither expected. Josiah hoped, of course, but he’s a young, flighty guy on a cocktail of meds for his ADHD. What would a serious, muscular, sexy Navy SEAL see in him? Still, he’s being challenged at work to run his own team, and it’s stressful. Being able to confide in Ryan is therapeutic, and Ryan feels the same. He can’t talk to his fellow amputees or therapists about his struggles to adapt to life on prosthetic legs because he still hopes to remain in active duty. And, his family is still overwrought with grief over his injuries to be helpful. Ryan is determined to never be a burden, and this makes it hard for him to fully engage with anyone, especially Josiah. They meet again, a few weeks later, when Josiah stops over in DC to collect his computer and spends a few days visiting with Ryan. Their time together is sweet, and a little sexy. They make plans for another visit when Ryan returns to LA for a family party. Meanwhile, they keep in touch through phone calls and messaging. And, by little fits and starts, their romance blossoms. Josiah learns to take charge of his life, his work and his relationships, and Ryan learns being vulnerable allows a deeper connection to be made. Each man struggles–Josiah emotionally, Ryan physically and emotionally–but the end result is a tender love. They have some sweet and spicy sexytimes when all is said and done, and it’s definitely an HEA for this gamer and his SEAL.
JulieMaguda More than 1 year ago
Ryan is broken, both mentally and physically. While serving as a Navy SEAL he received multiple injuries, the worst being the loss of his legs from the knee down. He is very determined in his recovery, but very closed off when it comes to his personal life. Josiah keeps chipping away at the walls that he keeps up, and it isn't long before he gives in. Josiah is an absolute sweetheart. I think I must really have a soft spot for the awkward ones but this is becoming a trend for me. lol! Josiah has issues with ADHD and also has no filter at all. Whatever he is thinking tends to fall right out of his mouth. He has never had a relationship lasting longer than 3 weeks because he feels as if he gets bored or loses focus. These two are such opposites but they ended up working really well together. Ryan has a way of calming Josiah and helping him focus. And Josiah certainly doesn't have any issues getting bored with Ryan. Josiah is really good at getting Ryan to open up, but also when to give him space. They have a ton of chemistry together, which makes for a few steamy scenes. This is the third book in this series but can be read as a standalone. You see the characters from the previous stories, but it's more of a peek every now and then. I have loved all three of the books, and would recommend any of them * I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. *