- Book Title: Starting His Engine
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: W.S. Long
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (November 12, 2016)
- Book Length: 55 pages
- Genre: Romance, Family, Sports
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Rating: 5 Star
What a great novella. This book starts out a little different with an established couple. I found Caleb and Sebastian to be a very believable couple, I also found them cute and sexy. The author does a marvelous job of letting us get to know them as a couple. I never even realized that the “getting to know you stage” was missing, I didn’t need it to get a sense of the main characters.
You may have noticed that I labeled this as a Romance and Family. Family does play a big part in this book and it is a bit deep. It deals with what choices a Mother and Father make for their children, whether it’s what they do to protect them or even steer them on a path that they feel will be safer. It deals with the aftermath of those decisions and how the child reacts to the path they were led on. In this book this isn’t a bad thing, it’s not some dark journey, it really is all about the Love.
Romance! Caleb and Sebastian are the meaning of that word. The feelings that they share are truly evident, from the way they make love, to the things that they say to each other and how they look to the future with each other by their side. I said earlier that they are a believable couple, their romance was written just right, it wasn’t over the top or lacking, it was something that was easily recognizable as real. Let me say that their sexual chemistry is spectacular and I really enjoyed their love making. Let’s just say that Caleb knows how to deliver.
The catalyst for the story revolved around the oval track, otherwise known as NASCAR. I felt the sport was well researched and I enjoyed the factual/real information that was provided. I appreciate an author that does this, for me it helps move the story along, it is easier to believe and to also get in the mindspace of the characters.
Here is what I took away as the moral of the story. There are all sorts of ways to win, and it is up to you on how you want to cross the finish line.
Afterthought: I only found 1 editorial error.
Athletic and handsome, Florida boy Caleb Youngblood has always wanted to race stock cars like his father and his brother. The roar of the engines, the smell of the burning rubber and the thrill of speed courses his veins. Racing is as much a part of him as the sun and surf of the Florida ocean he loves.