Drive Shaft 2, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Wilde City Press (January 14th 2015) re-release
**** 4 Star review ****
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going—so start your engines!”
Once in a while, everyone falls on hard times. Every year it seems the cost of living goes up, business slows down and money’s just too tight to mention. But for old Clyde, ever-increasing debts have forced him to turn to a notorious loan shark, Tony Trimboli, just so he can keep the doors to his auto shop open and make sure his two hard-working employees—Dean ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and Jensen Rivers—are able to pay their own rent and make ends meet.
Now the time has come for Clyde to pay up, or else the troublesome Trimboli Triplets—Tony’s three trigger-happy sons—will not only take Clyde’s business from him… they’ll burn it to the ground.
For Hutch and Jensen, there’s only one way to raise the money in time to save Clyde’s livelihood—win the perilous Reaper’s Rally, an illegal two-day race across the scorching desert with a cool $50,000 cash waiting for the first car to cross the finish line.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to buckle up and start your engines! The race is on to save not only the auto shop but each other’s lives, as Hutch and Jensen blaze a trail of turbo-charged testosterone and high-speed action across the burning California desert in Drive Shaft 2: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Jensen and Hutch are settling into being a couple, moving in together, Jensen is even painting over Hutch’s horrible wall paper. It’s very blissfully normal. Until a local thug and his comes knocking at the shop, wanting the money Clyde borrowed back, with a hefty amount of interest. In order to help the man they have both come to care for like a father, Jensen and Hutch decide to do what they do best, drive.
For two men that went from zero to sixty in their relationship, the specifics of this race will test the boundaries of that relationship. If they stand a chance of winning, they are about to get a crash course in communication and trust. The goal of the race at the start is to win so they can bail Clyde out and save the ship. It becomes a race for their lives as the Trimboli Triplets do anything and everything possible to sabotage Jensen and Hutch from winning. When the troublesome twosome show they are stronger and smarter than the Triplets initially thought, they resort to deadly measures to win.
This book was full of suspense, action and passion as Jensen and Hutch not only navigate their way through a dangerous and deadly race, they are still learning to navigate their way through each other. Through a snake pit, a dangerous cave, almost drowning and a spooky graveyard capped off by some hot, steamy, paint peeling sex on the hood of the Viper, these two are definitely getting more comfortable in their relationship. I could have done without the constant mentioning of the age difference, which is only six years, and Jensen forever referred to as the young Texan. But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the edge of my seat action that ran from start to finish in this book.
There was a little sneak peak at the end of this book for book three, and I am so excited for the possibility of threesome. Can’t wait to see how much trouble Jensen and Hutch can strum up in Russia, with a certain Russian.
A must read for anyone that loves an adrenaline rush and some page burning romance.
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