I don’t remember exactly how Cheat(er) Code came to my attention, but when I saw that it was advertised as an “erotic graphic novel,” I was intrigued and ran to NetGalley to request a copy for review. I did receive an arc in exchange for an honest review.
My ultimate feeling about Cheater Code is that it’s fine. The book opens with two men in an apartment kitchen getting naked and talking about why they never make it to the bedroom. In walks our main character, Kennedy. He has walked in on his longtime boyfriend cheating on him in their kitchen. Adding insult to injury, his boyfriend breaks up with him.
While crying, masturbating, and getting ready to play a game, Kennedy is glitched into a game. Imagine coming out of a post orgasmic haze to find yourself in an familiar/unfamiliar place with your briefs around your ankles and creepy creatures calling your name. He is saved by a silver daddy who speaks in double entendres. He glitches from game to game where he often falls into having sex with the characters he has played. Along the way he learns things about himself (he can be a bossy top).
The story itself is rather sweet (once you get into the video games) and most of the characters Kennedy meets on his journey are joyously raunchy. My biggest issue was the repetitiveness of the sex. The potential for erotic creativity was high and I don’t think Foxe tried very hard to reach that potential. I’m going to need more than lots of closeups on dicks, even an orc dick, and a cosmic fleshlight to get hot and bothered.