Half siblings he didn’t know he had, a dying father and what he thought was a hot but awkward one off at a club. Justin is having a tough time.
Justin learned of a son and daughter his father left behind in order to raise him. Now that his father is dying of cancer, he moves himself and his father to Virginia so that he can get to know his half siblings and so his father could be with all of his children as he battles for his life. If that wasn’t enough, a quick one off at a club turns out to be the brother of his brother in law.
While this story is most definitely a romance between Justin and Drew, it is also, at its heart, a story about family. Accepting that your father is not infallible. That you suddenly have siblings after having been an only child your whole life. That “family” means a lot of different things.
Justin is a good guy who is just trying to deal with accepting his new siblings and realizing that they are not trying to take his father away, but trying to share him and his love. He put his life on hold, but Drew makes his way in.
Drew is the proverbial black sheep of the family. Not for any terrible reason, only that he didn’t want to follow in the familial footsteps of becoming a lawyer. Instead, he opened a gym and absolutely loves it. And although he always felt like he was bisexual, he never explored it until recently. Ostensibly using Justin as a “test drive” (I love when titles and stories connect like that). Drew’s big hurdle is that no one knows- especially his family. And he is not in a big hurry to announce it either.
Riley’s books are always wonderfully edited, in my opinion. There never seems to be a time line problem or continuity problems. This book is a stand alone, but the third in a series and the characters from the previous books are integrated seamlessly.
The steamy factor in Test Drive is pretty high. Although Drew is new at sex with another man, he doesn’t seem to be shy and goes all in for the most part. At the same time, I didn’t feel like it was gratuitous or overly done. Just enough to be realistic for a new couple.
Yes, you are going to cry. You will also smile and swoon. Riley writes a great love story that isn’t too sappy and still has a lot of good story to it.
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?