Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3) by Z. A. Maxfield

I recently received a copy of Hell on Wheels from Riptide Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This is the first book in the Bluewater Bay Series that I have read but it stood alone well. I look forward to reading more from this series. Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb for Hell on Wheels:

Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe.

So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits.

As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good.

This story is so adorable. Spencer is in such a stagnant place after his marriage ends. He needs something (or someone) to bring light and life back into his world and Nash does a remarkable job at it. This book is so realistic in that the men don't just get a happily ever after easily because life isn't easy. It's hard to get your life back in order when you've been through a huge change. Moving on can be hard. I really felt for Spencer who had thought that his marriage was different from what it was. That would be so hard to deal with. Nash was sweet and strong and he was almost literally the glue that held his family together but it was time for him to find his own place in the world, to get his own happiness. His sister is old enough that she wants to find her own way in the world. His dad is finding love and friendship. His brother is off at college finding his place in the world. Nash has facilitated everyone else's happiness for so long that it is hard for him to see that it is his turn. Nash gives Spencer the childish experiences that he never had and Spencer gives Nash someone to care for. They work together so well. I loved this story and can not wait to see move of Wolf's Landing and Bluewater Bay. Please note that this is an adult romance involving two men if this is something that is bothersome to you.

Click here to add Hell on Wheels to your Goodreads. You can find author Z. A. Maxfield on their website, on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. I give Hell on Wheels 4 Fairies for a lovely romance to warm the heart on a cold winter's day.

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