THIRD ONE by ROE HORVAT
It could have been just an innocent crush. Something guiltless and fleeting. But Luke spends every day with Marcus; they talk, touch and dance together, they create and perform together. They know each other inside out. As a consequence, Luke has been in love with his very much taken choreographer for years. Seeing Marcus and his partner Liam together has become increasingly painful, and Luke needs to leave. His dancing career is nearing an end anyway. He will start university, reinvent himself, forget Marcus and find happiness elsewhere.
Except Marcus loves him back. And Liam knows. Liam’s dark eyes and his imposing silhouette begin haunting Luke’s dreams. Drowning in both lust and sadness, Luke is swept into a passionate triangle with two men who couldn’t be more different. Suddenly, instead of fear or caution, there’s just a mind-numbing desire for more.
Third One was a sexy intense read. It had all the emotions and hot sex you'd expect in a book featuring two men in a decade old relationship falling in love with a new man.
Liam, Marcus and Luke were all well written complex characters with unexpected depths.
Liam was caught between two men. Marcus a man he already loved deeply. And Luke a man he was fascinated by. Marcus was already in a relationship with Liam but found himself in the unexpected position of falling in love with Luke And Luke, hopelessly in love with Marcus, a man he believed would never be his as long as Marcus and Liam were together.
I loved how naturally they came together. There was some doubt and struggle but that is to be expected in ever new relationship, especially one as complicated as this one.
Queer fiction author Roe Horvat was born in the post-communist wasteland of former Czechoslovakia. Equipped with a dark sense of sarcasm, Roe traveled Europe and finally settled in Sweden. He came out as transgender in 2017 and has been fabulous since. He loves Jane Austen, Douglas Adams, bad action movies, stand-up comedy, and pale ale. When not hiding in the studio doing graphics, he can be found trolling cafés in Gothenburg, writing, and people-watching.