Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Just Drive
Author: L.A. Witt
Series: Anchor Point #1
Heroes: Sean Wright/Paul Richards
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 300 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn’t an exciting job . . . until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards. A drive turns into a walk on the pier, which turns into the hottest hookup Sean’s had in ages.
After a long overdue breakup, Paul can’t believe his luck. Of all the drivers, he’s picked up by the gorgeous, gay, and very willing Sean. Younger guys aren’t usually his thing, but Paul can’t resist.
One taste and neither man can get enough . . . right up until they realize that Paul is Sean’s father’s commanding officer and the last man Sean should be involved with.
With two careers on the line, their only option is to back off. It’s not easy, though; the sex and the emotional connection are exactly what both men have been craving for a long time. But Paul has devoted twenty-four years to his career and his dream of making admiral. If he’s caught with Sean, that’s all over. He has to choose—stay the course, or trade it all for the man who drove off with his heart.
Review: Sean is basically an Uber driver to supplement his income while he finishes college. He is a military brat who lives with his father and has dealt with coming in second to and basically being at the whim of the military his entire life. He meets Paul after picking him up for a ride after Paul broke up with his current boyfriend, and the two hit it off.
Thinking the best way to get over his current breakup is to partake in a no-strings attached hook up, Paul decides to go for it with Sean. Even though he believes that is all their hook up was, it quickly becomes clear that Sean made a big impression, and he can’t get him out of his head. Deciding he needs another ride (ha!), he calls Sean again.
Unfortunately, even though these guys clearly have amazing chemistry and are quickly becoming more involved beyond the hook ups, things take a bit of a down turn once it is discovered that Paul is the commanding officer of Sean’s dad. They try to break things off, but thankfully are not able to hold out for very long.
There are a lot of struggles going on in this story that stand in the way of Sean and Paul having an actual relationship. Sean is faced, once again, with the military standing in the way of his happiness, but, this time, he has had enough of it. It brings forth issues with his father, his childhood, and his life in general. Paul is struggling as well. His entire career has been geared toward becoming Admiral of his own ship, something which would surely put an end to any relationship he might have with Sean. There is also the age gap to consider, but that is the least of their problems. In the end, they both decide what’s most important to them, what they want their lives to be, and hope to end up at the same place at the same time.
Ms. Witt is an auto-read for me. I don’t believe I have ever not really enjoyed one of her stories, and this one just added to the list. I love the off-the-charts sexiness (hot scenes galore), and the role reversal that takes place in this story was fabulous! There is humor as well, and a decided lack of childishness in these characters. The drama/angst was not created or made up by them, but they had to face some tough challenges nonetheless. I loved Sean; he complimented Paul perfectly, and the HEA in this one brought out some major feels. There were a few niggles in this one, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of this series.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*