Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hell On Wheels

Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3)  
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. 


****Riptide Publishing, courtesy of NetGalley, provided me with courtesy copy of this book for an honest review*
Nash is content in life, at least that's what he tells himself. He runs his family's garage and spends his free time taking care of the same family. Sure, sometimes he dreams of a busier social life, or a love life that doesn't end the same night, but with a wheelchair bound sister, a twin brother away at college, and a father who has his hands full with wacky inventions and the same sister, he's needed here in Bluewater Bay. So when the show Wolf's Landing is filming in town and he runs into one of the actors, Spencer Kepler-Constantine, he could use the distraction. Spencer's going through his own very public and very complicated divorce so it's not like either of them are looking for anything serious. But when chemistry and fate laugh at both of them and they find themselves more compatible and ready for a future than either of them predicted, how needed is Nash after all?
This was my first venture into the Bluewater Bay Universe. The storyline was very well developed, and even though it was my first venture, I didn't feel lost. The imagery made you taste the salt water in the air and hear the waves crashing, or feeling the frost from the snow on your skin. Nash and Spencer were thoroughly developed as well, along with a menagerie of quirky, fun loving, and/or irritating side characters that helped bring Bluewater Bay to life. Nash was instantly charming with his reality dosed life and his charisma. Spencer had moments where the stiff upper lip upbringing he mentioned bled through the pages, but overall he was as endearing as Nash in his own way. The first three quarters of the book felt planned out and thorough, the last quarter felt a little rushed but not in a "ruin the book" or even "drop a star" kind of way. This title has definitely brought the Bluewater Bay Universe onto my radar. 


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