Series: Workplace Encounters 05
Author: Serena Yates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Silver Publishing (October 8, 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Joshua Becket enjoys being a truck driver and the independence it brings. All he wants is to save enough money so he can buy his own rig. But the bad economy and his company being sold stand in his way.
Robert Oldfield has completed the takeover of his estranged parents’ trucking company and moved back to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes making Gordon Trucking a success will give him the recognition in his home town that he’s so far only found in New York.
The two men take one look at each other and fall in lust. They soon want more. Can they make a relationship work? Will it survive the attacks from a jealous competitor–or will they lose sight of what’s really important?
Review: I love Serena Yates; and I loved this story. I love hot steamy sex as much as the next reader, but it’s always nice when intimacy is woven seamlessly into a nice little mystery.
At first, I expected Joshua to be some kind of damaged soul. That seems to be a pretty common character flaw in MM romance, recently. Instead, he turned out to be so much more than his past hurts. Sure he’d been hurt, who hasn’t, but he doesn’t allow his past to define him. He has definite goals and is a hard worker. When Robert takes an interest in him, he’s all for the amazing sex, but isn’t sure if he’s ready to jump into the murky possibility of a relationship. Not to mention that he’s sleeping with the BOSS.
Robert, on the other hand, is almost too good to be true. Once he found Joshua, he was willing to do anything to make their relationship work. It is so cool how he shows Joshua, in little ways, that he loves AND respects him, despite the huge differences in their bank account balances.
This was a really sweet romance that left me with a smile. It unfolded at a nice pace and I found myself rooting for them the whole time. Nice work, Ms. Yates.