“Just Drive” by L.A. Witt

about

For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn’t an exciting job. . . until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards. A drive turns into a walk on the pier, which turns into the hottest hookup Sean’s had in ages.

After a long overdue breakup, Paul can’t believe his luck. Of all the drivers, he’s picked up by the gorgeous, gay, and very willing Sean. Younger guys aren’t usually his thing, but Paul can’t resist.

One taste and neither man can get enough . . . right up until they realize that Paul is Sean’s father’s commanding officer and the last man Sean should be involved with.

With two careers on the line, their only option is to back off. It’s not easy, though; the sex and the emotional connection are exactly what both men have been craving for a long time. But Paul has devoted twenty-four years to his career and his dream of making admiral. If he’s caught with Sean, that’s all over. He has to choose—stay the course, or trade it all for the man who drove off with his heart.

 

review

If I had to make a list of things that make me happy, L.A.’s words would most certainly make the cut. I feel like she has this weird sixth sense and knows when I need her book hugs.
After days of deep book conversations about another book that did not make me happy, this was the soothing balm my book soul needed.
It was smoking hot.
It was juicy and sweet.
It was…JUST what I needed. It made me smile and glow.
Thank you L.A. for somehow always knowing what I need and coming to my literary rescue. I promise to follow your words for as long as they come.

Sean’s entire life has rotated around the US military. He has toured the world during his adolescent years but in contrast, he’s never been able to plant any roots. No long-lasting friendships, no long-term boyfriends; only a long list of places he’s been. He wants to find his place, his home. He’s going to college and driving a taxi while he figures out his future. One thing he never anticipated was falling for a man bound to the same chains as him. It’s always been easiest to steer clear of any love interest from the base. He knows first hand that base life is not fair or gentle with relationships. Best to avoid those sinking ships from the get go. However, when he picked up a fare with a bleeding heart he reconsiders his previous rule. He’ll make an exception just this one time, besides what can it hurt?

Paul knew the spark had burnt out and it was time to muster the courage to say goodbye to his boyfriend, but that didn’t lessen the sting. If there’s one thing he’s familiar with, it’s broken romance. He’s hurt and angry and desperately needs a distraction from his empty life. Paul is almost to his career goal and has sacrificed greatly in the process. He wants to slip away from the realities of his hollow life and just let go. When a young sexy cab driver presents just the opportunity he craves, he pounces. It’s only meant to wash away the bitter memories of his last boyfriend but it quickly turns into so much more. He can’t lose focus, the only thing that matters is a star. Within a blink of an eye a star turns into a galaxy of stars. How will Paul decide if one star is enough anymore?

Like

The story picks up quickly and the heat factor burns brightly from the very beginning. There is never a lull or stale sensation. The pace is driven on the force of the ‘what if‘ and ‘if only‘ excitement. The connection between Sean and Paul is magnetic and full of raging lust. There is no shortage of sexy time. A significant age gap separates the two. This was a sensitive spot for me in the past, but no longer. They complimented each other well and I was rooting for them the entire time.

love

I love the way Witt creates a storm of impossibilities and then drags us through the storm to prove it is indeed possible. I love her creation of characters that are meant to be together despite everything trying to keep them apart. I love how she proves that ultimately love has the power to win. I simply love her stories, her characters, and how she crafts them. This is why I never pass up one of her books, and I’m sure you’ll adore this amazing book as well.

beware

Hefty age difference. As I said earlier, Paul is much older than Sean. But as we discover, age is only a number. When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. A few discrepancies sneak up regarding the actual age of the men but the message is clear, Paul is twice Sean’s age. Also be prepared for a silver fox with ink who has a sexy body and knows how to use it.

bookisforIf warriors are your thing, I imagine you are a fan of Witt and her boys. If not, allow me to introduce you….and recommend you start with this ride. Hold on, it’s about to get….so good.

bookinfo

TITLE: Just Drive (Anchor Point #1)
AUTHOR: L.A. Witt
PUBLISHER: Riptide
LENGTH: 300 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2016
BUY LINKS: Riptide, Amazon

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