Title: If It Drives
Series: Market Garden #7
Author: Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt
Genre: Erotic Romance / BDSM
Length: Novel (221 pages)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (March 31st 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.
After driving James Harcourt, his wealthy banker boss, around for a year and a half, Cal isn’t surprised by much anymore. Not even James’s regular trips to Market Garden, London’s most elite gay brothel.
But when James leaves the Garden alone one night and turns to Cal instead, Cal’s floored. After crushing on his boss for ages, it’s his wet dream come true . . . until the awkward morning after. Cal still has a job to do, but he wants to offer more. Yet James doesn’t take him up on it; he keeps Cal at arm’s length and continues his chauffeured jaunts to Market Garden.
As Cal learns what James needs from the rentboys, he tries to fill that need himself. But there’s more to James’s penchant for rentboys than Cal realizes, and it may be one role that Cal can’t fill without overstepping his duty.
Purchase Link: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/if-it-drives
Review: What a superb book. When it comes to erotic writing this particular team of authors create magic so sublime you wish you never get out in real world again, and simply drown in the erotic fantasies. Yes, I’m left wanting more, the craving getting only worse with each new instalment, the addiction painful when forced to wait. There are many thing about this book that drive me crazy, but the fact that this is one of the best written erotic series ever remains a constant.
This time around, we have the chauffeur kink in all its glory. But it’s not that simple; the way this story starts, evolves and ends will definitely take you through a range of emotions. James, a God in the financial world, is always in control and struggling to maintain an image. With his marriage ruined recently and the stress of the job constantly on his shoulders, his only outlet is the Market Garden. However, one night even the Market doesn’t have what he looks for.
Enter Cal, James’s driver; harboring a huge crush for his employer is bad, being forced to see him with rentboys is even worse, but when James invites him for coffee in the house after returning from a fruitless hunting trip down the Market Garden, things go wild. It’s simultaneously the best thing ever and a living Hell after. The fact that Cal wants to help James with his inner struggles and take care of him makes things even more complicated. In his strive to be what James needs, Cal seeks help… from the only guy he knows that can give it to him… Nick!
May I please take this chance to take a short break and scream the fan-girl screams for Nick! You remember Nick right? Nick the sadist/Dom? Nick, the god of everything evil/wicked. Nick, who stopped being a rentboy in order to have a relationship with Spencer? Oh my God, that was the best surprise from this installment. I was so happy to be having Nick back I was screaming for a good couple of minutes. And of course, his appearance did not disappoint.
So, back to this book, it pretty much resembles the others in style; a captivating plot that picks up and doesn’t let go at all. There are no lows in pace here; it’s rather a steady inclination until it reached to exploding point, and then it simply goes and melts you with its closure. Erotic fantasies that take your breath away and leave you wanting, longing, lusting… The characters are unique as well; their treats and personality don’t resemble past characters at all and that makes for a refreshing cast, enticing you to read their story not just because they’re hot and sexy – that they are – but because they are in fact interesting as people.
The relationship part is a struggle for both Cal and James, and takes them a while to overcome, but during that time, we are treated to exquisite scenes that make you literally go crazy. The BDSM approach this time is not as heavy as it was between Nick and Spencer (they were an S/M couple after all), the allure now is even bigger because Cal is what we call a Service Top, a person who adapts to his sub’s needs, and OMG! I found him extremely fascinating.
What else? I keep searching for words to describe what a great time I had reading this book, but I’m failing miserably. In the end all I can tell you is that I had a smile and a grin attached to my face from the very first line till the last one, and this book was exactly what I needed and a great deal of fun. Strongly Recommended!