Wrenches, Regrets, And Reality Checks (CP’s review)

A Wrench Wars Story
Title: Wrenches, Regrets, And Reality Checks (Wrench Wars #3)
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 67
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5

2nd Edition – A Wrench Wars Story
When Reggie’s garage became part of a popular reality show, business went through the roof. And he supposes having his shop in the black is a fair trade for jumping through the network’s hoops.

As the show’s lowest-ranking producer, Wes is tasked with proposing a new spin-off show to Reggie. The sexy mechanic makes him sweat on a normal day, but this time, Wes is holding cards he can’t show. With execs breathing down his neck, he’s expected to pitch a show Reggie will never agree to do, even if his rejection puts his existing show on the line.

The network is counting on Reggie refusing to sign. But they’re not counting on their messenger falling for the man they’re trying to fire.

I enjoyed the first book in the Wrench Wars Series (Last Mechanic Standing) but “Wrenches, Regrets, And Reality Checks” was a definite “miss” for me. The plot is one-note, i.e. Wes is sent by the show producers, for some unexplained reason, to convince Reggie to do a spin-off show, with the ulterior motive of getting him off the show. With no other focus, the pace of this short novella seemed … slow. Reggie and Wes finally act on their simmering sexual tension and while the sex is hot, there is little character development, and their HFN ending was unsatisfying.

Wrench Wars Series

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.  Frederick Douglas I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend. My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh ... not in my wheelhouse, but I'm a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre. Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more. A few "badges" from NetGalley: 100 Book Reviews Reviews Published Professional Reader