Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Special Delivery
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Heroes: Sam Keller and Mitch Tedsoe
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 379 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Available at: Samhain Publishing & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure. Mitch is sexy, funny and friendly, but once they embark on their journey, something changes. One minute he’s the star of Sam’s every x-rated fantasy, the next he’s almost too much a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam has a name to pin on Mitch’s malady: Randy.
For better or for worse, Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home.
This book can be summed up in just one word: Naughty! So very naughty and I loved every freaking minute of it. I didn’t expect the real life emotions, or completely getting the feelings that Mitch and Sam were dealing with, but I did. The everyday scenarios, the conversations, the situations that Mitch and Sam found themselves in were very real to me and I could relate, they made sense, and they made this an incredible read for a vanilla girl who rarely enjoys BDSM.
I knew as soon as it started that Sam needed a little handling. That boy was messed up. However, if I had an awful Aunt that I was forced to live with I would be messed up too. Delia was simply awful to Sam and a really sad excuse for a human being. I am sure Sam’s mother had no idea how terrible she would be to her son after her death.
Speaking of Sam’s mom…oh my God, the scattering of her ashes all over during his road trip was absolutely beautiful. I was, however, getting a little concerned when he was spilling them now and again, but his heart was definitely in the right place and he did the right thing in kidnapping her. I just wanted to see Delia’s face when she found the t-shirts stuffed in the urn… that would have been brilliant. I’m smiling thinking about that now, maybe it will happen in another book. One can hope.
The road trip was eye opening, to say the least. It’s like a whole new alternate world out there on our highways; a little bit family, a little bit competitive and whole lot of kinky. I will never look at another blue truck the same way again. Mitch showing Sam the sights while heading west was so sweet. I knew Mitch was a kinky bastard but he was also a kind soul who would do anything for Sam. One doesn’t have to agree with their lifestyle to understand and see their love.
Speaking of lifestyle, this is where I was getting a little nervous. As I mentioned above, I am not normally a fan of BDSM but there was just something about this story that hit a lot of my buttons…many I didn’t know I even had. It was extremely hot and steamy, very kinky and jaw dropping, but at all times it was filled with a safety and serenity that kept Sam secure, and made it an incredible read for this cautious and sensitive reader. Not once did I call out “Violet”, it got close, though.
And then we have Randy…who is so very randy. I know that the next book is about him so I was interested in meeting this bad boy. Even though I don’t completely get the attraction that the three have in playing, sharing, and all the head games, I still found it intriguing to see them in action. Yes, Randy is a bad boy, but he is also a great man who, in the end, made sure his best friend, Mitch, and Sam got their act together. They can chalk up their HFN to Randy.
So there you have it. The vanilla girl giving a rave review over a kinky, BDSM story, go figure. I will definitely be reading the next book. Hopefully Randy finds his little piece of heaven, too.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*