Blog Tour: Just Drive by L.A. Witt #Review #Giveaway
Author: L.A. Witt Book: Just Drive Publisher: Riptide Publishing Publication Date: November 21, 2016 Length: 300 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
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.
L.A. Witt writes some of the best books I’ve read. She is a diverse
writer who is always surprising me with the scope of her stories. Even though
Just Drive is contemporary story it is one she gave her twist to it...and not
just because of the always hot sex scenes she can write.
One night stand leads to more when Sean and Paul can’t get enough of
each other. As such things happen emotions grow the more time they spend
together. By the time they find out the big obstacle standing in their way it’s
too late. Being apart hurts and being together is dangerous for Paul’s career
and for Sean’s father as well.
Sean is this young guy who has travelled with his father, an officer in
the Navy, for basically his whole life. He knows the emotional toll is can take
to live that life, he’s done it. The people and places that he has left behind
are plenty. Now he just wants Paul. The age difference make no difference. But
he just can’t do it. Ruin both his father’s and Paul’s hard won careers? No.
But what can he do when he has finally found his other half?
Paul has worked and sacrificed and hurt people along the way on his path
to Admiral. His life goal is there. Within reach...maybe. He thinks that Sean
is just the distraction he needs after his break up. Jumping in bed with
someone new always helps heal the hurt of a breakup. But Sean turns out to be
more than Paul bargained for. Does he give up his goal of Admiral for love?
I felt for Sean in this story so much. He gave up so much for his Dad’s
career. Even being second best to the Navy when it came to his Dad. He finds
something in this town and in Paul that he doesn’t want to give up. His hurt
was palpable. Having yet again give up his wants for his Dad brings out so much
past hurt that it was hard to see where father and son could find common ground
Paul also gave me the sense that he was tired. Tired of the life he was
leading, the obstacles that he has to jump to get his own ship and Admiral,
tired of hurting himself and others. But you could see the difference in him
when he was with Sean. He was happy and distracted and just craved this
connection to Sean. One that he hadn’t had in all the men he had ever been
A lot of the beginning of their relationship was just sex. HOT sex. Car
sex. Gotta-have-you-now sex. Do-I-trust-you-enough-to-go-bareback sex. But as
the one-stand night took a turn to the emotional side of things you could see
the warmth of who they were to each other. The hearts and love took time to
grow. Took time for them to acknowledge it but I liked that part the best. I
love the slow burn of the emotional part even when the sex is pedal to the
metal.As hot as these two guys were
together for me it was more hot chocolate on a cold night heat then fireworks
on Fourth of July heat.
Perfect start to a new series! And I am looking forward to book two,
Afraid to Fly.
About L.A. Witt
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been
released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her
time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t
lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several
clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also
has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a
small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance
Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher.
Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .
To celebrate the release of Just Drive,one lucky winner will receive their
choice of two eBooks off L.A. Witt’s backlist (excluding Just Drive and Afraid to Fly) and a $10
Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter
the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 26, 2016.
Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget
to leave your contact info!