“Making Waves” by Marie Sexton


A Wrench Wars Story

Best friends since they were teenagers, Ward Kent and Dean Zimmerman work together at Reggie’s garage, where the reality show Wrench Wars is filmed. Outside of work, Dean is a notorious player, and as far as he’s concerned, Ward’s the best wingman ever. Little does he know, Ward is much more interested in the gentlemen than the ladies.

Then Dean’s younger brother, Ash, comes to work at the garage. Ash may be seven years younger, but he’s had a crush on Ward for years, and he’s not shy about going after what he wants.

Admitting his best friend and his brother are gay is one thing. Seeing them together? That’s a bit more than Dean can take, and he’s about to force Ward to make a decision: lose his best friend and his job, or give up Ash forever.



This is a shout out to all of the younger sibling crushes out there. You know what I’m talking about, the dreamy unobtainable friend of your older brother or sister that frequents your dreams. Ash looked up to both his older brother Dean and his best friend Ward, tagging along whenever he could. But the differences with Ward was he ignited something inside of Ash. He flipped his horny switch when he was first discovering his sexual path and years later he still yearns for the older man. Dean is loud, fairly obnoxious and frankly, a bit of an ass. He means well and luckily for him both his brother and his best friend love him despite his rough edges. When Dean helps Ash score a job at Reggie’s shop he thought life would kick it up a notch. What he never imagined was Ash & Ward hooking up and leaving him in the dust. His first response is to slap down an ultimatum but what if he is one to lose everything?


Dean and Ward have been tight ever since they were young boys. Ward was orphaned in high school and lived with Dean until graduation. Ward loves Dean like a brother. They have been a fantastic duo enjoying the high life until recently when the fun began to fade, at least for one of them. Ward has always let Dean take the lead and been content to follow along. However, when Ash comes home all grown up and they explore a mutual attraction he’s prepared to fight for what we wants. And what he wants is Ash. When push comes to shove (literally) he’s prepared to choose love over friendship but he would give anything to have both. The water gets rough but Ward finally knows what’s worth riding the wave for. Making waves can be oh-so-fun.


Sexton creates a tricky triangle between the brothers and Ward. They all want each other but in varying degrees. Ash is aggressive with his desires for Ward and the temptation is burning bright on both sides. Ward is reluctant to take things past the point of no return with Ash because he worries about their age difference and Dean’s reaction to them as a couple. Dean has no clue his brother fancies guys and responds poorly when he witnesses it. It’s not that he has a problem with his brother’s sexuality or his best friends for that matter, but he can’t watch them walk into the sunset together…he just can’t. Because if they do, where does that leave him? Sometimes knee jerk reactions are purely selfish and Dean is the expert of thinking only of himself. Will his self-indulgent behavior cost him everything he holds dear? Or can he finally put his loved ones desires above his own? I can confirm that you will be frustrated with Dean but it’s a journey worth taking. Having all of the gang participate in this story was the shining touch. I enjoyed them all before and most definitely together.


Temper tantrums and brothers with claws come out to play. Short and sweet and even though it has a solid ending, I was left craving more!

bookisforWrench War fans will get more out of it than those readers jumping in here, simply because ALL of the guys are packed in this goodie. It is bursting with testosterone!


TITLE: Making Waves (Wrench Wars #4)
AUTHOR: Marie Sexton
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 76 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 29th, 2016
BUY LINKS: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, ARe 

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