Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When Reggie’s garage became part of a popular reality show, business went through the roof. And he supposes having his shop in the black is a fair trade for jumping through the network’s hoops.
As the show’s lowest-ranking producer, Wes is tasked with proposing a new spin-off show to Reggie. The sexy mechanic makes him sweat on a normal day, but this time, Wes is holding cards he can’t show. With execs breathing down his neck, he’s expected to pitch a show Reggie will never agree to do, even if his rejection puts his existing show on the line.
The network is counting on Reggie refusing to sign. But they’re not counting on their messenger falling for the man they’re trying to fire.
Wrenches, Regrets, And Reality Checks is so far, the best in the series. Perhaps because by now, we are used to the way the stories work, or due to its quick pacing. The author concentrated on the important subjects and used the characters to let the reader know what to expect from the main characters’ relationship.
As soon as the story starts, we are in familiar territory; inside the no-camera zone in Reggie’s garage. We get introduced to Wes and through him, to Reggie. The action starts unraveling from their first conversation and continues, without pause, for the next two days.
Just like with the previous books, this story is about the MCs’s relationship and its impact on the show, not the reality show itself. We get a recap of what had occurred in the previous book by this author, but it isn’t necessary to read the Last Mechanic Standing to enjoy this installment.
This is a true short story, a couple of scenes that could be part of a novel. Reggie and Wes have a strong chemistry in bed, a healthy amount of lust, and the possibilities to work on something more. It has a happy-for-now ending, open enough for the readers to imagine a future between the MCs or to be happy they gave it a try if they break up later on. Their interactions are based on lust and attraction, no romance and feels.
If you’re looking for a quick, hot, and engaging story, this is it. But the characters are generic enough that can be placed in any other book and still get the same outcome. Therefore, if you’re trying to connect with the characters and cheer for their relationship to be sublime, then think about it twice. And if you’re an L.A. Witt fan, you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for, a well-written erotic tale.
Garrett Leigh created another well-matched cover for this series, but still generic.
ebook, 67 pages
Published: August 31, 2016 (2nd Edition), by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1634773861 (ISBN13: 9781634773867)
Edition Language: English