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 24 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.
©2016 L.A. Witt (P)2017 Riptide Publishing
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"Very Very Enjoyable"
I started this book and stoped before I should have so days later when I decided to go back I couldn't stop listening . I knew I wanted to finish but didn't expect it to turn out so good. Really sweet and hot love story. Worth the credit. Narration was excellent.
"Gently Paced Steamy Military Romance"
A May-September forbidden romance between a Naval Captain and commander of a base and the college age son of a man in his command had me plenty intrigued. I already liked the author and the narrator's works so anchors away.
Just Drive ended up being a contemporary piece that progressed gently and had a steady and simple plot. It was a fast attraction and that was the easy part. Finding a way to be together was the entire romantic conflict because according to Navy regs. If they are caught, its a career destroyer for both Paul and Sean's dad.
Just Drive was a slow mover and the reader/listener has to pay attention to the real connection between this pair. Paul opens up about his past and where he screwed up some meaningful relationships and his issues after a pretty bad carrier landing crash. Sean talks a little, too, and tends to be the voice of reason for the pair even if he's the younger one. I enjoyed seeing this pair together and hoped they'd find a way to be a couple though I was pretty sure what had to happen to achieve it and I was right.
This ended up being a rather tricky story for me. I liked it and even enjoyed it for the most part, but there were also a couple issues for me. While I loved this pair together, I felt that the story was padded out by the sex scenes and monologues on the part of both men repeating the same thoughts. It was already a story without a lot of elements and had simple connections between a limited cast of characters so it bogged down for me a bit in the middle as it went back over the same ground.
Then, there is a point where Sean is pushed too hard and he breaks. He goes on a diatribe to his dad that would make a fifteen year old sit up and take notes for future reference. It wouldn't have been so bad, but its paired with a mental diatribe, too. The result is that it altered how I perceived him as an adult character or should I say, I struggled to see him as an adult after that. So, to be clear, it wasn't his feelings or the situation, but just something about his monologue and the additional rant that took me there.
This leads me to pull a one eighty and say that the author addressed some issues that military folk face whether it is their career getting in the way of relationships or military dependents having to sacrifice right along with the one in the service. I thought this was a good thing to layer with this romance to give it depth.
As always when I pick up an audio book narrated by Nick J. Russo, I easily engaged with the story and his storytelling. His alternate voices and those of the surrounding cast of characters, attention to emotion, and tone of the writing was spot on.
All in all, I enjoyed this story with a few minor niggles. The author's attention to setting, situation, and chemistry was good stuff. I would recommend this for those who enjoy a gently paced, spicy m/m Contemporary Romance.
"could not predict the outcome of the book. Perfect"
such a great book to listen to on the way to work , although you do have to wait in the vehicle in order to get out. the characterization and the inflection of the narrator was way too good.
"loved every minute of it!!!"
There is no manufactured drama, no fake angst. The men are amazing together, yet the relationship seems doomed from the start because it breaks all the rules. Maybe some rules are meant to be broken. ...
The story is pretty steamy and definitely not slow burn but the pace of the story is a bit on the slow side.
"Narrator was Boss"
I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks. This storyline was great. Absolutely could not put this one down. However, the narrator was phenomenal. I am not exaggerating when I say that this is by far the BEST book I have ever listened to in regards to narration.
This was a great story! I love the slow burn of the development of the relationship. I even like better the epilogue that helps to round out the ending instead of just ending the story. Definitely a MUST listen.
I love love love love this book it really touched on how hard it is to be gay in the military and love someone and have to choose between your career and the love of your life I'm a sucker for Happy Endings
Although first person narratives are not my favorites, I am partial to military stories, as my ex-husband was A Vietnam Vet , and I lived through PTSD, and learned first-hand what DADT can do to a military man. These characters were strong and well-developed, and the plot was believable. I really enjoyed it.
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