Book Reviews

Hotwired Heart (Tales from Rainbow Alley 1) by Jaime Samms at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-January-2011

Book Blurb

A good car thief needs sixty seconds, but grand theft heart might take even less time than that.

Freedom and trust; opposite sides of the same coin that could give expert car thief, Marky, the win he's looking for. Little does he know escaping his gang ties will lead him through heartbreak and into cuffs he hadn't even thought to watch out for.

Now he can trust the powerful man who wants to help, or he can keep running. It all depends on how much he values his freedom, and whether or not Roland has managed the impossible; hijacking Marky's carefully guarded heart.

Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Stealing My Heart anthology by Pride Publishing

Reader Advisory: This story contains light BDSM and the death of a minor character by shooting.



Book Review

This is an interesting story about the process of 'reforming' a car thief/gang member. It kicks off with fast-paced action, throwing me right into the middle of things, and doesn't really stop until the main characters start figuring out their relationship is about more than getting Marky out of trouble.

Marky is the one who tells the story. Even though he was a 'willing' subject, sort of, having wanted to get out of his situation for a while, he still struggles with the actual steps of getting there. He needs to adjust his entire way of thinking, and that isn't easy.

Rolly is not only a great guy who wants to help, because he knows what it's like, he is also a man who finds it very hard to control his attraction to Marky. So he doesn't and the heat between them quickly rises.

I really liked that Marky starts to stand up for himself. It makes his change into a 'free' member of society more believable and shows how he's grown and changed from someone who wants to be free from the gang to someone who actually knows how to be free.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 49 pages/16669 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-January-2011
Price $3.50 ebook, $5.99 audio
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