Title: Pit Road (Running Under Caution #1)
Author: Anah Crow and Dianne Fox
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Genre(s): Contemporary/Race Car Driver
Page Count: 190
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
True love has no brakes.
Running Under Caution, Book 1
Denny Clay never had much going for him, until the racing circuit took him out of the trailer park and away from his bigoted family. Luck smiled on him, and now he’s settled down—in the closet—with his crew chief and boyfriend, Sully Price.
Though they’re winning races and the fight to keep their relationship secret, Denny can’t shake the feeling he’s going to have to pay up for all this happiness. He never imagined reckoning would come in the form of a rare medical condition that might cost him his career. And maybe Sully too.
For once, Sully’s at a loss, with nothing in his fix-everything toolbox designed to repair his broken lover—or stop Denny’s inevitable slide into a black hole of self-loathing. With a little creativity and a few kinky accessories, Sully shifts into overdrive in the race to get Denny turned around. And prays that his stubborn persistence doesn’t drive their love into a ditch.
Warning: Broken heroes, hot sex, and one man’s hardcore determination to keep his lover in one piece.
I’m not a fan of in-the-closet romances but breaks my heart to see these two men in love, wanting to get married but it isn’t legal and working in a profession where they have to stay in the closet. This is an older book and I forget sometimes all the good Obama brought to the LGBT community and how it changed the tone of the M/M romances.
As he drifted off, one hand clenched in Sully’s shirt, his head got heavy on Sully’s shoulder. Sully lay there, his back all cramped up against the cold, hard headboard, and felt some tiny spark of happy flare up deep inside. He wanted so bad to take Denny’s pain, but to have Denny finally let him be close–no matter where they were–couldn’t help but make him happy.
Ridiculously hot sex!
Sully crawled up to get his knees on either side of Denny’s shoulders, trapping his arms. He didn’t say anything, just looked at him with those hot blue eyes and stripped open his jeans, pulling that big cock out right in front of Denny’s face. He stroked it a little, like he was teasing them both, and leaned over Denny, braced on one hand in the grass, and rubbed the head of his cock over Denny’s lips.
Denny wrapped his legs around Sully’s hips and his arms around Sully’s neck. “Harder,” he said with a whimper. “I need it, Sully.” He kissed Sully back, soft, frantic kisses.
Sully could never refuse Denny a thing, especially not when he was asking sweet like that. “I got you, sugar,” he promised, bracing himself over Denny and fucking him harder, rolling his hips to get in deep every time.
4.5 stars because we never got the sequel
Damn it, I knew I shouldn’t have read this knowing Anah Crow isn’t around anymore. This ended in a HFN with an obvious road to HEA and it is supposed to be part of a series and we obviously didn’t get one.