Book Reviews

The Chauffeur (Workplace Encounters) by Serena Yates at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Blue-Collar Workers / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 17-March-2015

Book Blurb

Scarred former model Kyle Anderson leads a double life. By day, he works as a chauffeur for his uncle’s limousine rental company. Since his wages are too low for him to become financially independent, he works nights as an exotic dancer, donning a mask to hide his identity and the facial scars that got him rejected by his parents. Kyle catches the attention of Nick Giddings, a forklift driver who visits the club to let off steam. Nick is stuck in a low-skilled dead-end job after being kicked out of school for a prank he didn’t commit. The two men immediately connect, but when Nick is laid off and Kyle’s uncle pushes him to date a woman, everything comes crashing down.

First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2011


Book Review

Kyle Anderson and Nick Giddings, of 'The Chauffeur' by Serena Yates, have one important thing in common; they are survivors. Although scarred by life neither of them have given up. When knocked down, they pull themselves back up by their boot straps and trudge determinedly on.

It is lust at first sight for Kyle and Nick, however, both men quickly realize that there is potential for something greater between them. Even though past experiences have taught them to be untrusting, neither can deny the growing feeling that they belong together. Bravely, not dwelling on their emotional baggage, they, instead, face the experience with guarded hopefulness. I found this attitude to be quite refreshing.

Kyle's Uncle Gary is an interesting character, so strict with Kyle, yet at times, revealing hints of having to restrain his true feelings. As unconventional and contradictory as Uncle Gary's method is, it accomplishes its purpose admirably. I am touched by his compassion.

It's not often that I read a book a second time, but in this case, I am very grateful I did. Although the original story was great, Serena's reworking it has made it even more enjoyable. The story flows more smoothly; the conversations, particularly between Kyle and Nick, are clearer, more realistic, and more meaningful, accentuating the growing attraction between them. The subtle changes Serena made in the characters helped make them easier to relate to. For those of you who haven't read the story, I'd like to recommend that you do, especially if you like a lighthearted romance, great characters, and a happy ending. I also highly suggest to those who have read the original, to take the opportunity to read this version. If you are like me, you will enjoy the story even more the second time around. Thanks, Serena!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella. 119 pages/39485 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-March-2015
Price $4.99 ebook
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