Overdriveby Ariel Tachna
At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel's manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel's in
All his life, French racer Daniel Leroux has dreamed of one thing: winning the World Rally Championship. To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one....
At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel's manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel's in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn't any more ready to risk his second-and last-chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don't mix.
Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?
- Dreamspinner Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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Gentlemen start your engines! It's time for racing! If you haven't read Overdrive by Ariel Tachna, you absolutely need to. I completely recommend this read. This is my first story by Ms. Tachna. I've read reviews of her other work and was intrigued. Then I saw she'd written a novel about racing. Got me right there. But this book isn't just a bunch of race lingo and confusing terminology. Nope. It's more than that. Ms. Tachna writes in a fluid manner that drew me in right away. I couldn't put the book down. It was like I was right there with Daniel and Frank, trying to figure out what to do with the emotions swirling between them. I cried, laughed, and wanted to know more. The thing about the book, really, is that it's realistic. As I've said, it's not a overwhelming view of racing. No, Rally isn't Indy cars and it's not NASCAR, but if you like racing, it adds an extra kick. But I was talking about realism. I got to know Frank and Daniel as people. I saw them as something more than cardboard cutouts of race car drivers. In a lot of sport themed books, that extact thing happens. The character is defined by the sport. Not so in this book. I loved the ache between them. No, not an injury, but the desire they have for each other. Ms. Tachna wrote their struggles and tribulations with a tenderness that I want to read more of. I've put Ms. Tachna on my auto-buy list. The book isn't terribly long, but enough to really get to know the characters. The love scenes steam and I needed a fan to cool me down. If you want a story that's got a little racing, a lot of hot guy on guy loving, and a storyline to break your heart in a good way, then you need to read Overdrive. Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews