Title: Running Hot
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (50pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 10, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Kurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it’s because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn’t dream of coming between them, he can’t help being drawn to Shane himself…. Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn’t.
One night everything changes. Kurt doesn’t reciprocate Shane’s kiss—he’s got no intention of stealing his sister’s man—but when he tells Lena what happened, she can’t believe how thick her brother is. She’s not the reason Shane’s been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it’s on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn’t blown his chance for good.
Review: This author’s work is quite new to me so I was not sure what to expect from it. So I have to tell you that I was quite pleased with it although I hate to say it but the blurb gave away most of the story to me.
Kurt knows his cars and is damn good at his job. Kurt and his twin own an auto repair shop together. One of the customers however keeps coming in and Kurt takes notice. However it would seem he doesn’t know when a man is interested in him, here he thinks the man wants his sisters.
Basically the blurb gave the story away before you read it. There was no surprises in it at all. Boy likes boy, major miscommunication, bad gaydar and a crazy sister. It is what it is though, a cute little story. Most of the book is the guys running around and not talking about it. Assumptions are a man’s worst enemy it would seem. I hate to admit though; I was pretty bored with the story.
It had great potential and would have been a hit, if I had not known what was going to happen before I even started reading it.