Series: Earthquake 01(Pulp Friction 2014)
Length: Short (15K)
Publisher: A Bear on Books (March 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Charlie Turner walked away from college, his boyfriend, and his dreams to step into his late father’s shoes. When you’re nineteen those shoes can be pretty damn big, but ten years later, he’s feeling the pinch.
Turner and Sons Construction is a success, but he hasn’t had a date since…he doesn’t want to remember. When he’s hired to do renovation work on an art gallery, he had no idea sparks would fly so quickly with the owner. Amos Greene—arrogant, pushy, and an all-around jerk—is one of the sexiest men Charlie can imagine. But it’s not a good idea to get your honey where you get your money.
Determined to make some changes, Charlie moves to Mountain Shadows in Flagstaff, but how will that impact the fragile relationship he has with his brother, Damon? Keeping the brat out of juvie is practically a full-time job, and the changes Charlie is making might just blow up in Damon’s face.
Review: This year’s Pulp Friction series is off to one heck of a great start. Just in case you don’t know, what Pulp Friction is I’ll fill you in. Its four authors, each with a stand a-lone series but the stories are all based in one particular area (Flagstaff this year) and the characters from each series sort-of interact. At the end of the year, they have one big explosive finale to sum up all the stories. You don’t have to read them all but to get the best effect I recommend you do. I think this is a cool concept.
Higher Ground is T.A. Webb’s first book of the Earthquake Series and the final book of the first round of the Pulp Friction 2014 debut. I have to say another job well done. This is going to be a very exciting year.
Higher Ground is about Charlie who is running his dad’s construction company after he passed away. He has been helping his mom by running the company, living with them and helping to take care of his younger brother Damon. Damon has a few issues since his father passed away and Charlie has done his best to fill in, but now their mom has decided since Charlie is almost thirty he needs to move to and pick up his own life. He meets an Amos Green a man who infuriates intrigues, turns him on all at once on his recent job, and gets a cabin at Mountain Shadows.
I love how each of these stories are so different yet fit together like pieces of a puzzle. I found these stories very interesting and the characters extremely intriguing. I like Charlie he seems to be a good, considerate, always thinking of others kind of person. Amos, I have to say I don’t like him but am warming up to him. That is the good thing about these stories these are the setups and now we get to watch the characters grow.
I recommend this to anyone that likes a fast-paced short story, interactive serials, construction workers, bi-racial men and some pretty hot mansex.