Author: Anne Dudley
Genre: Contemporary/Coming of Age
Length: Novel (246 pages)
Publisher: August 28th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: Slight to Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 hearts
Blurb: Alex Durant lives in a room behind the motorcycle repair shop where he works as an underpaid mechanic, bullied by his boss. There’s a truth he’s ignored most of his twenty-three years: men on their bikes turn him on, not women on the pin-up calendars that line the shop walls. It’s during a well-earned vacation to Sturgis, South Dakota, to attend the motorcycle rally where he comes face to face with his truth.
He meets the confident and outgoing Jordon Baker, who races motorcycles as a career. Alex is overwhelmed by Jordon’s incredible smile and kind eyes and his need to live life to the fullest. In the week they spend together, it’s Jordon who shows Alex things he’s never experienced: concerts, races, and the stars. It’s Jordon who shows him that two male bodies can ignite in pleasure when they come together. By the end of the week, Alex sees in Jordon’s eyes what he feels in his heart, and the truth of that scares him to the core.
But Sturgis week has ended, and Alex is back to the grind. He’s now stuck with making a difficult choice: continue to live his sad life alone and in hiding, or live his truth with the man who has big eyes for the world.
Review: At first, this book seemed like it would be a little hard to follow. But the more I read, the more I got interested. Alex had been living his life in the closet, never truly letting anyone into his life except a dear friend named Zeke. He had been living on the streets when he got caught dumpster diving for food. The man took him in, gave him a place to stay and a job to do at a garage working on bikes. He decided to take his first vacation where he met Jordan. Jordan was a sight to see and Alex was in lust. They talked about a lot of things realizing that they had more in common than they thought.
The story had a lot of darkness in it. Every time Alex thought of Jordan, he knew he was falling fast. It seemed though that they lived in a time where coming out of the closet was very dangerous, but they decided that they wanted each other enough to try. I really liked the story. I like to see the passion that these two had and it was a wonderful story.