#Review: Single Player by Elia Winters

Monday, September 19, 2016

Title: Single Player
Author: Elia Winters
Series: Slices of Pi, #3
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: September 26th 2016
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Matthew Abrams finally has the life he’s always wanted—a promising career as a programmer at PI Games, a decent apartment in a nice neighborhood, and a thriving social life. And he’s perfectly content until he has a one-night stand with Silas Benson, a biomedical engineer with a charitable side to boot. Suddenly Matthew is doubting his life choices and worrying he might not be living up to his full potential.

Silas Benson doesn’t have time for much else outside of work, and that’s how he’s always liked it. As a biomedical engineer, he’s at the cutting edge of advances in the field, and he’s not going to waste his life partying when he could be doing actual good in the world. After a one-night stand at his friend’s twenty-fifth birthday party, though, Silas feels his focus shifting toward a certain tall, dark, and handsome almost-stranger.

When an emotional breakdown requires Silas to take a leave of absence from work, Matthew rushes to his aid and teaches him the merits of frivolity. Silas is an unwilling student at first, but Matthew soon has him in the groove, which makes for one steamy, wild ride. But is this a forever sort of affair, or will Silas abandon Matthew’s wanton ways in favor of a life of serious-minded solitude?

My Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

My Review:
Single Player is the third book in the Slices of Pi series, but as with the others, can be read as a standalone.  The characters from the previous stories do make appearances so it's fun to see them again too.

Matthew is a video game programmer who doesn't take himself to seriously and enjoys letting lose and having fun.  Silas is a biomedical engineer and an extreme workaholic.  He has Asperger's Syndrome which causes him to not be able to understand social situations.  He pushes himself past his limits to the point that he doesn't believe he should have free time or let loose because it gets in the way of his work progress.  After working himself to hard and not resting enough he starts to burn himself out and his boss takes notice, putting him on a mandatory leave of absence.  When Matthew offers to show him ways to unwind, Silas doesn't like the idea but as time goes on he starts to see how it is improving his life.

These two had amazing chemistry together.  Silas was adorably awkward, even if he did get on my nerves with insulting Matthew repeatedly about his job, saying that it wasn't a real job.  That drove me a little crazy to be honest, so I had to knock off a star.  Matthew had a lot of patience with Silas' little quirks, and I thought he handled the job insult better than I would have.  I was definitely happy when Silas came around at the end.  I ended up enjoying this one even more than the second one the series!  I still haven't read the first one but I added it to my never-ending TBR list so, one day... I hope! lol!

**  I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  **

Check out my review for the second book in the series HERE!

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  1. They sound cute together! I love it when a character has little quirks, this seemed like a great M/M story, great review!

    PS. Wow! You completed your reading challenge already?!

    1. Thanks! I thought they balanced each other out really well.

      And yeah, I read a bit more than I expected to this year. I'm going to have to up my challenge next year. lol I blame my insomnia!


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