Lube Master by Shea Balik

lubemasterTitle: Lube Master
Series: Cedar Falls, # 4
Author: Shea Balik
Genre: Contemporary / BDSM
Length: Novella (143 pages)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (May 6th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smoky Mountains.

Ryder Monroe came to Cedar Falls to save the dying town. On his way there, his life spiraled out of control when delays and unruly passengers caused him to be late. He expected Aidan, the man in charge of hiring him, to be there to greet him, but instead found a man he didn’t know, Tag Kendrick.

It was clear to Tag, Ryder was having some sort of meltdown. After the day the man had, Tag couldn’t blame the guy. His instinct was to take control and put the sexy little man over his knee, but he wasn’t sure Ryder would appreciate his dominating ways.

They learn just how perfectly they fit together as Ryder submits to Tag’s control. But when the mayor tries to undermine their budding relationship, will they be able to find their happily ever after, or will Ryder be forced to leave town?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-226-2

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Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.

Tag owns the local garage. He is a former marine looking for a submissive. He wants someone who can take care of himself during the day. But once they are home Tag needs someone who can handle his brand of intense dominance. Tag is looking for someone special to spend his life with.

Ryder is used to be in control during his day-to-day life. Very in control. Except when he is finally able to let go and be free during his BDSM scenes. But it has been a long time since he is able to let go. When he has the nightmare travel day getting to Cedar Falls he is on the edge of losing it.

Their first meeting does not really go well out all, but it was funny as hell. Ryder is snappy and grumpy, and Tag does not know how at first to exactly do deal with it. Until Tag realizes Ryder is the submissive to his Dominate. From that moment things start to get exciting.

These men start out with a bang. The sex was pretty decent but not over the top and to me mild BDSM themed. Their sexual tastes ran perfectly together from the start. Tag seemed to know exactly what Ryder needed without really needing to ask questions. And Ryder just accepted it.

One thing that sort of bothered me is how these two really just jumped into the whole deal, and it was like instant relationship status that first night. It really did move a little fast for me on that front. It sort of made me stop and think. I generally don’t buy into instant love except in the paranormal books. So in the scheme of things, not totally believable, but dealable.

Also there was a mistake that I noticed and kept bugging me. I thought about it each time it was mentioned. In the start of the book it is said that Ryder works for the town of Haley, Wyoming. But in all other mentioned after that it is listed as Oregon. I finally had to stop reading and go back to the beginning to prove to myself I was remembering it right. Not major in the long run, but one of those things that picked and annoyed me until I confirmed.

I did enjoy the interaction between Ryder and Tag, as well as the secondary characters. Jesse is as off the wall as ever with Ethan on the assist, plus all the other townspeople and the shenanigans they get up to.

Even with the issues this book was still enjoyable. It was funny and sexy. Good for a light read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *