Title: Running Hot
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 10th August, 2016
Genre(s): Cars, Mechanic, Novella
Page Count: 50
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Kurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it’s because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn’t dream of coming between them, he can’t help being drawn to Shane himself…. Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn’t.
One night everything changes. Kurt doesn’t reciprocate Shane’s kiss—he’s got no intention of stealing his sister’s man—but when he tells Lena what happened, she can’t believe how thick her brother is. She’s not the reason Shane’s been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it’s on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn’t blown his chance for good.
The blurb of this novella pretty much gives away the whole story. There is a huge misunderstanding between Kurt and Shane, which results in them circling around each other for months without expressing their true feelings. The pining away part with Kurt thinking Shane as his sister’s potential boyfriend was stupid. Kurt had the worst gaydar ever. He never guessed that Shane might actually be interested in him and not his sister with all the time he spent in Kurt’s garage. And it does not take years for a girl to decide a “single and hot” guy is going to be her boyfriend so Kurt is pretty dumb in not figuring out Shane’s attraction to him sooner.
It is a novella so it’s pretty short and almost 90% of the book the characters are running circles around each other without going anywhere so I was a little bored. It was an OK read but it could have been better.