Review by: Alexander
SERIES: Anchor Point book 1
AUTHOR: L.A. Witt
NARRATOR: Nick J Russo
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 7 hours, 5 minutes
RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2017
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 24 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.
As a fan of Witt’s stories, accepting Just Drive to review was a no-brainer. There were so many ways that she brought a fresh feeling to the plot, from who topped who, to seeing the effect a military life has on the dependents, fresh is probably the best word that I can come up with.
One of the things that I liked about the characters, is that they were written in a way that allowed me to get to know each of them naturally. It was late in the story that someone referred to Sean ad older than his years, and it was right then that I realized that yes, he was, and it showed in everything he did. Paul was the same, mid-40s, injured, in a position of responsibility, but still young at heart.
Surprisingly low angst, the relationship grew naturally and the conflict was realistic, but did leave me wondering how the guys would get their HEA.
With Russo being such a prolific narrator, I have listened to a large number of audiobooks performed by him and aside from a few quirks of diction, have always found him to be a solid performer. This time was different, dare I say better? The quirks were still present, but his portrayal for Paul and Sean was one of the most natural that I have heard in a while. There were a few slips, but nothing detrimental to my enjoyment of the story.