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Monday, December 6, 2010

Custom Ride by K.A. Mitchell

Custom Ride by K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (82 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Life’s not always about the journey, but who takes you on the ride.

A Midsummer Night’s Steam story.

A stint in the Air Force left Ryan MacRae with a bitter memory of life in the closet. Jeff Allstein is a mechanic who has too much to lose if his private life becomes public. The heat of their attraction boils over on a stormy summer night, but satisfying that need only makes them both crave more.

Their searing connection makes it hard for Ryan to understand the road blocks Jeff continually puts down. Ryan will have to buckle up if he’s going to find love at the end of his custom ride.

Mix one carefree man with one closeted man and his daughter. What have you got? A really great read!

I know when I read a K.A. Mitchell book, I’m in for a white hot read. This book lives up to her reputation for sizzling sex and depth of emotion in her characters. I felt like I was right there with the characters and going through the trials and triumphs next to them.

I breezed through this book quickly, but don’t think it’s a light-hearted read. It’s got its comical moments, but it’s also got tender moments. There were many times when I rooted for the characters to get their heart’s desires.

Ryan lives a structured but carefree life. He’s got his issues and his problems, but he’s ordered. I loved when he’s in the club – he wasn’t about to have a random hook-up. And yet, he does. It’s his willingness, even when he’s not sure of it, to step out of his comfort space that I liked. There’s a very touching moment when he struggles with what he wants from Jeff. I loved that scene, even though it broke my heart.

Jeff is hard to understand. He’s got a lot going on and a lot to hide. But it’s believable. He can’t lose his daughter, but he can’t seem to let go of Ryan. That sort of conundrum is a good one to have in some ways. Ryan’s a hunky catch. Anna, Jeff’s daughter, adds a cute and heartwarming touch. She’s smitten with Ryan and totally in favor of her daddy being happy. If only all people could be that understanding...

If you want a story that’s hot and has a sizzling scene in a Camaro (my vehicular weapon of choice), then you need to read Custom Ride. I give this story 4 cherries.

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