Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Feilding

Title: Blowing Off Steam
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre and Pairing: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 157
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb
Two guys, a train, and lots of steam.
Sam Chancellor has been in love with the steam engine Old Bess since he was six years old. Well, maybe not literally, but even when he’s lost everything else in his life, he’s always had her. But now her place in his heart has been unexpectedly challenged. Her new driver, Ryan Saunders, is the embodiment of all Sam’s fantasies.
Ryan has written off Sam as just another geeky trainspotter—until the moment Ryan sees him without his usual shapeless hoodie, and realizes that for a nerd, Sam’s pretty built.
When Ryan overlooks Sam’s awkwardness long enough to suggest a hook-up, Sam seizes the opportunity—and Ryan—with both very eager hands. Finding common ground in their shared love of Bess, their time together is better than Sam ever dared dream.
But there’s a reason Ryan never talks about his past. And when Ryan's job is threatened, Sam’s well-meaning intervention puts both Ryan and Bess in deadly danger.
Product Warnings
Contains train geekery, bed-hogging, a hero with no experience and another with plenty to spare, and a spider called Mabel.

Blowing Off Steam by author Joy Lynn Fielding is a really interesting and differently written sort of book. At first I couldn’t tell what time period I was in. Felt a little early 1900’s but it is a modern day romance. Sam is just really that old fashioned at times. He is also sweet, kind, and super shy. He loves trains so there is a lot of talk about them in this book. He has a thing for the driver of the steam locomotive in town. He just thinks he would never have a chance with Ryan.
Ryan is big, tall, and handsome. He is sassy as well. He comes from money but wants people to like him for who he is not what he can finically do for them. He is a really good person.
These two seem like the world’s least likely couple but they come together and find common ground. I liked how this book has a very old fashioned feel. The love of the trains and Sam really make this book unique. I like that Ms Fielding stepped out of the traditional MM box and brought me a story of love, acceptance, and trains that I will never forget. 

                            Five Shooting Stars


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