Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted b K.C. Kendricks

BoredStrokedTitle: Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted
Series: This is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Contemporary/ Exhibitionism
Length: Novella (110 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-61124-569-1
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (March 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: As a boy, Mick Ambrose fell in love with cars. Now he owns and operates an auto restoration shop specializing in all things American Muscle. When the black 1969 Camaro z28 he years ago dubbed Onyx pulls into his garage, Mick forgets his first love in favor of her driver, Logan Gregg. Mick’s interested and cruises Logan at a speed worthy of the car he drives.

Logan Gregg’s plan to avoid entanglements in his life drives away when he stops at American Muscle to ask a few questions about restoring the z28 he inherited from his uncle. The owner of the shop is smooth as a well-tuned V-8 engine and twice as hot. Logan is quick to shift gears and take a closer look at Mick Ambrose and the road ahead. When Mick wants to get too close, too fast, Logan backs off. His past holds painful memories he can’t escape and the tattoos on his arms aren’t just for decoration.

Working on the z28 brings the men closer, but Mick makes a mistake when he confesses his knowledge of the past Logan wants to keep buried. Mick knows a man has to settle his past to step into his future, but Logan’s unconvinced. To slay his personal demon, he’ll first have to look it in the eye.
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Review: This story is part of the Grease Monkey Inc. AmberPax Package. However, it does not come in paperback. This was heart-breaking story so tender and so full of pain and hope.

Mick had fallen in love with cars at a young age, but his first one that he fell in love with was a black 1969 Camaro Z28. He had taken its picture several years back, but for almost close to five years he hadn’t seen it. He had decided that he wanted to fix them and restore them to their natural state. Then one day out of the blue he hears this sound of an engine that needed work on. And there sat the car he dreamed about and the driver he wanted to get to know.

Logan had a really hard life since his parents had been killed in a train and auto accident. He had been injured and had been trying to cope. The problem was he had been hanging with friends when the FBI raided the place. Because he had his meds in his pocket, they arrested him for attempting to sell them. Serving time in prison, he had been released with an ankle monitor. Now he just wanted to survive. However, he noticed Mick and wanted to see where it would go, but he was terrified of getting hurt. He just didn’t know where to go with it.

You can’t help but fall in love with Mick and Logan. They both have so much going for them, even when Logan doesn’t realize it. The way Logan reacts makes Mick think that he just doesn’t want to talk about it. However, it comes to him that he needs to separate things so that he is not overwhelmed. Mick can see the pain in Logan’s eyes and just wants to love him. To show him that he is wanted and loved.

I am amazed at Logan’s abilities to try to overcome all of his experiences and pain. Most people would have given up but he kept going. I really liked this story and definitely will be checking out the other books that this author offers. I would definitely be recommending this story. It is a sweet little story that shows you that there are others out there who do go through what Logan went through.