Title: Test Drive
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Crossroads, #3
Release Date: May 30th, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 234 Pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson’s life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family—a family Justin’s not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister’s brother-in-law.
Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew’s brother another reason to hate him. But there’s something about Justin that draws him in, and it’s not only because they burn up the sheets together.
One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?
5 Take Me Away Stars!!!
This is an excellent book and perfect addition to The Crossroads Series
This story features Justin and Andrew (Drew) and we also get to see Nick & Bryce and Rod & Landon … So hang on cause this is one hell of a test drive!!
Justin is a character we met in Shifting Gears he is Landon’s half-brother and he has moved to Virginia with his dad in order to spend quality time with his dad, brother, and sister during his dads last days. Justin meets Drew during a bar hook-up then Drew Runs away no last names are exchanged, so imagine his shock when he goes to celebrate his sisters recent wedding and meets Andrew his sisters new brother in-law, the same man who ran out on him … And so it begins.
Drew has always dated women however he has always known he is bi-sexual. He has decided it’s time to explore his sexuality, after the brief rub and run in the bar – he is even more convinced he needs to be with a man. So when he sees the man from the bar at his brothers house, finds out that is his new sister-in-laws half-brother — he doesn’t care, he wants more with the man! The sooner, the better.
“He wanted to fuck. To come. To lose his motherfucking mind with the man. And he knew Drew would make him lose it.”
These two are very vocal and very hot together and Justin is an excellent “mentor” of sorts while Drew does his explorations of his sexuality, I mean of course it’s no hardship for Justin and he is such a good teacher. Very patient. Very thorough. 😉 He is a self-proclaimed expert at certain areas
“To drive him crazy, make him soar, and then bring him back to earth. To pull him to the edge, only to retreat just so he could tease him into a frenzy again.”
But is everything between Justin and Drew just sex? Can it be more when Justin lives in a different state and has a different life? When both of them decide to take it day by day things continue for a while status quo until Justin is faced with his worse nightmare and Drew wants to support him as more than a friend with benefits.
“I’m tired of pretending I don’t know my feelings. I’m tired of skirting around them. I’m in love with you, Justin. I want to be there with you. I want to be by your side. I want to be the one who gives you what you need.”
I loved this book. I have to admit I connected with it on a personal note due to losing parents to lung cancer so I was able to connect to Justin and his feelings of everything happening so fast and being so unfair – I think Riley Hart did a great job of portraying those feelings as realistically as possible for a romance novel. Second, Justin and Drew there connection right from the start it went deeper than friendship, Justin was just too messed up to recognize it and then to afraid to consider more change in his life; I loved that Drew had an emotional connection to Justin and was able to comfort and support him as he went through the traumatic life event of losing a parent and their little trips together were so fun and just what Justin needed, Drew always knew what Justin needed.
So here is to Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella getting their Happily ever after with what started out as a test drive and became a permanent journey!
P.S. Can’t wait for the Novella!! I am greedy and love these guys!!