Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When a storm drops a tree through a soundstage at the Wolf’s Landing TV show site, it’s grip Shane Andrews who has to check for damages once the scene is cleared for safety by local volunteer firefighters. He nearly swallows his tongue when he first spots firefighter Aaron Tucker. In his mid-forties, he’s got the necessary touch of gray to make him a borderline silver fox, but it’s the rest of his package that makes Shane’s mouth water. And when Shane takes that as a signal that it’s time to have some fun in his life, he’s shocked when it’s Aaron who first responds to his profile on Grindr.
Twice divorced—once from a woman and most recently from a man, Shane has three children and their welfare has always come first. But he’s determined to live a little for himself now that he’s made his decision. His daughter is old enough to babysit and his ex-husband is happy to take the kids anytime he needs help, so why not?
By the second “date” with Aaron, he commits a faux pas when he tells Aaron he doesn’t think he can do a friends-with-benefits, no-strings-attached relationship, but when Aaron states unequivocally that he will only do hookups, Shane reconsiders and starts to enjoy his flings with the sexy man. But then after several months, when Aaron decides he wants more, Shane is ill-prepared to handle the thought of having a man get involved with his family and possibly disappoint the kids again. Who knows what will happen with these two stubborn men? The fun is in reading this story!
I am really enjoying the recent influx of stories involving men over forty, second chances at love, silver foxes, and more, and this was no exception. I picked it up because it was Bluewater Bay—a series I’m totally enjoying—and I was no more than one chapter in when I realized I was reading LA Witt. Yes, I didn’t check first, and yes, her style is unique and a fan like me an easily identify it. And yes, it’s hot and heavy sex, two men who can’t get enough of each other, and finally, the long-awaited emotional attachment when they realize it’s not just sex anymore. So in a way, it follows a formula this author has been highly successful pulling off. But honestly? I don’t care. LA Witt does it best and came through with this one. It’s hot and steamy, older guys who take their time and fall in love. What’s not to like? I highly recommend this one to lovers of MM romance, Bluewater Bay, LA Witt, older MCs, men with pets, men with children, firemen, etc. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, it’s a winner.
Cover art by LC Chase depicts two handsome men, one in firefighter uniform, the other simply a stunningly handsome man, set against the backdrop of the rural area of Washington state. It’s not only very attractive but also true to the story.
ebook, 300 pages
Published July 24th 2017 by Riptide Publishing
Original TitleGet a Grip
SeriesBluewater Bay #19