Jumpstart (Belen’s Review)

jumpstartTitle: Jumpstart (Crossroads #4)
Author: Riley Hart
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 27th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 97 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A Crossroads Novella.

Motocross star, Beckett Monroe, is in need of some serious R&R. Not only to adjust to his new out-of-the-closet status, but in hopes of reigniting his passion for motocross. To his surprise, support shows up in the way of Christian Foster, his childhood best friend and first love. Spending time with Christian is the jumpstart Beck’s heart needs. But even if Christian can forgive Beckett for hurting him years ago, do they stand a chance against all the obstacles in their path?

A short and sweet novella in the Crossroads world where we meet a new couple, Christian and Beckett, who were childhood friends and sweethearts until Chris was outed and Beck turned his back so as not to potentially ruin his motocross career.

Ten years later Beck is on top of the motocross world, but has been outed as gay, even though he’s really Bi, and has retreated for some needed downtime to Virginia to spend time with his old friend Landon.

When Beck calls Chris, he doesn’t really expect anything, but Chris has never lost his love for Beck and comes out to Virginia to see Beck and renew their friendship.

I loved how Riley Hart portrays their reconnection. It’s not all hey! and then they bang…it’s about being there for a friend no matter how long it’s been since you last saw them and about finding the things you loved about them still being there.

Chris pushed to his feet and walked over to him. “You and that big, fucking heart of yours.” And then he kissed him. It was a slow kiss, full of love, of life, of possibilities and their future.

Though, don’t get me wrong…there’s plenty of sexy to be had…

“I could get used to this— your thick, muscular legs spread wide for me.”

Sweet, low angst, reconnected friends to lovers sexy as hell romance that brings back the favorite characters from the series and fleshes out a couple more for readers to love.

And dare I say Chris’s best friend, and game programmer, Quinn could provide another installment in the series?

Crossroads Series

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Galley copy of Jumpstart provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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