Title: Normal Enough (Wrench Wars #2)
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 3rd August, 2016
Genre(s): Fetish, Kinky
Page Count: 82
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
What is “normal”?
When Brandon Kenner shows up at Kasey Ralston’s garage with a 1970 Chevelle SS 454, Kasey is smitten by both the man and his car. But Kasey is hiding an embarrassing secret: his love for old muscles goes beyond what most would consider normal. His unusual fetish has kept Kasey isolated—estranged from his family and even distant from his coworkers.
But when Brandon figures out the hot mechanic’s secret, he’s not repulsed. In fact, he finds Kasey intriguing, and he’s determined to have him for himself.
Everything about Brandon revs Kasey’s engine, and he’s more than willing to get down and dirty with the charming man. What worries Kasey is what will happen after. Is there any chance of a future for them? In the past, expecting anything long-term has only led to heartbreak. But Kasey can’t help hoping that, despite Kasey’s fetish, Brandon will be the exception.
Normal Enough is the next novella in the “Wrench wars” series by Marie Sexton. Like the previous book, this one also would have been nice if stretched to a real novel than a 4 chapter novella. It was an enjoyable read with a HFN ending.
Kasey is a mechanic who has a car fetish. He gets aroused by muscle cars and is more comfortable with them than he is with actual people. It has been his secret for a long time and Kasey considers that he is not normal for having urges like that. Enter Brandon. He is a swanky lawyer with a sexy hobby of collecting vintage muscle cars. He is just the guy Kasey needs. Brandon figures out Kasey’s fetish from the very first day and encourages him in engaging in a few very hot car sex. It takes a little time but Brandon is finally able to make Kasey realize that he is “Normal Enough”.
I liked the characters. Kasey was sweet and shy but totally turned into a sex kitten when he was with Brandon or in one of his cars. This story was more about Brandon helping Kasey out of his shell and making him accept his fetish as normal and desirable.
Along with the romance, there was the side plot of Kasey connecting with his brother and his work colleague Tony. Kasey was always ignored by his roughneck father and brothers and after he comes out, it became worse. He has always been alone and afraid of people judging him. After all these years Kasey is not alone anymore. He has a family now who loves him, a boyfriend who accepts him and a good friend in Tony.
All in all, it was a short and sweet read. I would surely loved it more if it was a little longer but that cannot be helped, considering it being a novella.