Title : Normal Enough
Author : Marie Sexton
Publisher : Amber Allure (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 24,000 words
Published : March 16, 2014
Rating : ★★★★
When Brandon Kenner shows up at Kasey Ralston’s garage with a 1970 Chevelle SS 454, Kasey is smitten by both the man and his car. Between what Kasey considers a shameful fetish and his long estrangement from his family, Kasey finds it easiest to be alone, even distancing himself from his coworkers. But Brandon doesn’t think Kasey’s fetish is weird. In fact, he likes it.
Kasey doesn’t know how to resist a man as charming as Brandon, and he’s more than willing to be seduced. But what are Brandon’s long-term intentions? Kasey is afraid of hoping for too much, but equally afraid that when all is said and done, Brandon will leave, and Kasey will be left alone once again.
I’m a huge fan of Marie Sexton’s. So, getting anything to read from her is a “squee” moment for me. This was shorter than her normal books but a pretty damn sexy read. The last kink book from this author I read really opened my eyes to something I had never considered sexy. This book kind of did the same thing. I don’t find the fact that a person has a car kink all that shocking. Kasey sneaking off to jerk off in his dad’s old car cemetery really made you understand how and why being in the cars effects him the way it does. That also added an element of shame and excitement to what he did.
Kasey works in a garage of a reality show. He’s shy and doesn’t like to be on camera. One day a guy named Brandon comes by for a simple repair but doesn’t want just anybody working on his baby. In the process of questioning Brandon on his car knowledge, Brandon notices something in Kasey. Kasey is getting turned on by Brandon or his car. Or both? Kasey feels shame for both and isn’t all that experienced with men. Brandon suggests that if Kasey likes the car that much he should do something about it. And he wants details! Kasey gives into his car kink lust but then has to face Brandon in the morning. The next time Brandon shows up with a different car to work on he leaves an Ipad in the console so he can watch.
So far we have a car kink and voyeurism. Which was pretty hot to read about. Then there’s the shy guy and the very forward guy that coaxes him to give into his urges and needs. More sexiness! Kasey has always felt weird for being turned on by certain cars. It takes a little effort for him to admit it gets him going to a total stranger but Brandon has a way about him. Kasey starts to like Brandon but doesn’t know what a guy like him would see in a guy like himself besides a one night stand. Even if he wants more he can’t seem to pass up the offer of sex with Brandon in one of his hot cars.
I really liked Brandon and Kasey together. Their characters really worked together. I will say I was worried about Brandon having a thing for guys with kinks. I know I’ve never come across that many in my life. Yes it’s fiction but damn! If you’re in the mood for something short and sexy but well developed check this one out.
Rated 4 stars by Whit