Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Hell on Wheels
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Series: Bluewater Bay #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 225 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon
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Blurb: 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.
I loved Nash. He was just an amazingly good guy and the best son and brother any family would be extremely lucky to have. Nash saw himself as the “steady eddie”, the one who stayed home to care for and “fix” others…at the expense of his own future. He did this because he was loyal and full of love for his handicapped sister and widowed father. He was a truly selfless person, and I really loved him.
Spencer needed someone like Nash, he needed Nash. Living in the limelight sounds like a dream life, but when your very public husband makes a spectacle of your marriage by cheating, and impregnating a starlet, then that spotlight becomes blinding. Spencer was humiliated and couldn’t understand why the man he spent six years with could be so cruel. Makes me glad I am not a public figure.
Nash and Spencer, a TV star and a mechanic…were such an unlikely couple, but two men who couldn’t have been more perfect for each other. I enjoyed watching Nash teach Spencer what love and family was really about, and watching Spencer learn to open his heart and take a chance on love again.
I have to say, though, that I liked Spencer’s ex…once you understand the “how’s and why’s” it was hard to hate him. Evelyn, she was just a bitch with no redeeming values, and I hated everything about her. She was the epitome of spoiled and entitled…such a waste. Nash’s family was great, both his dad and his sister were easy to relate to, and the entire family dynamics came across as authentic. I wanted to meet Healy, Nash’s twin bother. I am hopeful that he gets his own story in this series.
So, in a nutshell, this is a typical ZA Maxfield book…and fortunately, I am a ZA Maxfield fan, so I can easily recommend this story.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*