Normal Enough (Vallie’s Review)

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Title: Normal Enough (Wrench Wars #2)
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 3, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 82
Reviewed by: Vallie
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 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.

Car fetish? Yes, ma’am!

Casey is…different. Having experienced limited freedom of personal space as a child, he developed a certain affinity for jacking off pleasuring himself in his dad’s car projects. At 24, he’s a mechanic with expertise in fixing old muscle cars. Enter Brandon. Brandon is a lawyer and a car collector. He brings one of his cars to the garage where Casey works and quickly figures out what’s what with Casey. They hit if off but Brandon has to convince Casey that he’s truly interested in him because Casey has self-esteem issues and is not very confident in himself. Hot sex ensues and the rest as they say is history.

This is quick to read but it manages to show decent character development, mainly on Casey’s part, as the story is from his POV. It was a little angsty, especially with Casey’s self-consciousness regarding his fetish, but overall a pleasant read. I have to give kudos to the author for introducing a sexual fetish and managing to not make the character look like a perv in such a short-lengthed book.


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Galley copy of Normal Enough (Wrench Wars #2) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.