Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hot Laps by Megan Slayer

Title: Hot Laps

Series title: Track Domination 1

Author: Megan Slayer

Publisher:  Resplendence Publishing, LLC

Genre:  GLBT, Contemporary

Page Count: 53

Reviewer:  Cassiopeia

Publisher Blurb

Racing hearts and race trucks…things happen fast on track.

Adam Lowry is known in the racing community as the best crew chief. He doesn’t pull punches or put up with diva antics from drivers no matter what. But there is one man he never quite got over. Will Camden, his former lover and now the latest addition of the Flash Racing team.

All Will Camden needed was a second chance to prove he’s got what it takes to race with the big dogs in the truck series. When he’s asked to fill in for another driver at Flash, he’s determined to make the best of the situation. Knowing his ex is his crew chief is bonus points.

Can they make the jump from being a solid team on the track to solid in bed or will they crash and burn before the end of the race?

Review of book

The first installment of Megan Slayer's Track Domination series, Hot Laps proved to be a nice, solid, and enjoyable beginning. Set within the world of NASCAR, Ms. Slayer includes the right amount of detail about the sport to be believable, without causing you to scratch your head in confusion if you're not an enthusiast.  The protagonists, Adam and Will, are crew chief and driver (respectively) with Flash racing and former flames. When faced with working together, you knew the sexual tension would skyrocket, and the story does not disappoint.  Even though the author's characters are likable, I felt that Will's failure to adequately explain the D/s power exchange that occurred during his earlier relationship with Adam detracted from the story.  Perhaps it was the author's way of showing his vulnerability and imperfections, but when the reason for Adam's leaving came to light, I just didn't find it as believable as I'd hoped. 

That was my one misgiving with the book, other than I wanted more story.  The novella packed a lot of emotional and sexual punch without sacrificing lot movement; not an easy thing to accomplish in a piece that's fifty-six pages long.  In the bedroom the chemistry two men had was off of the charts, and part of that attraction, for me, was their resolve to talk through those earlier issues.   I know, I know, it's a chicks dream; guys that actually want to talk about their feelings.  Don't judge me; you ladies know exactly what I'm referring to. 

If you're looking for a read that's on the quick side, with a heavy dose of male/male driven passion and kink, Hot Laps by Megan Slayer is just the ticket to pass a steamy afternoon.  I look forward to her next installment, and hope that Collin gets his story told soon!

                                                         Five Shooting Stars!!!

1 comment:

Wendi Zwaduk said...

Thank you for the great review. Much appreciated. I know, men talking through issues. :-) Glad you enjoyed it. I had a great time writing this series.