Running Hot (Ana’s Review)

Running Hot
Title: Running Hot
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 10th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 50
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level:   2 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.

I liked this story, it was a nice to read, but it also was so frustrating. The part that make a little hard this reading for me, was that there was no mystery on it. I think the blurb gave too much away and from the moment I started, I knew where the story would go.

Kurt was such an oblivious and frustrating character. He wasn’t unlikable, just the contraire, he was very nice, perhaps too nice. He seemed to be completely unaware of Shane’s advances. It was very nice to see his internal struggle. Trying to choose between his desires and doing the right thing, I really enjoyed that part.

There wasn’t too much character development, at least on Shane’s case.  I felt like I didn’t get to know him well. But it didn’t make the story less pleasant. It was a fun book to read, no angst here, just fun with boys and cars.

Kurt and Shane’s relationship was nice. It wouldn’t hurt to have more romance and I felt like they had little time as a couple. But the time they did have together was good. In general I felt like it was a nice book. I think reader looking for a short and fun story would enjoy this one.

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Galley copy of Running Hot provided by Dremspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books