Grinding Gears is the next installment in the Bad Boys of Racing series that began in May of 2010. It’s been a while and left me wondering why we had to wait so long, but anyho, the wait is over. The story starts out with rookie race car driver being set up on a blind date with an older woman. He may be young but he knows what he likes and wants. After meeting Alli, he knows he wants to get to know her better both in and out of the bed.
Alli was comfortable as a paralegal until she figured out she was the life of the party and the others were moving on. So she goes back to school and is very close to passing the bar to become a lawyer. The last thing she needs is a man in her life, demanding her time.
These two … shakes my head … seriously. She fights, pushes and does some mean things to Jason. Jason comes across as the mature one most of the time. He’s really into Alli, but there comes a point where he just isn’t going to put up with her shit any more. Alli for her part finally learns what she is doing and how it makes her … well sad. So she learns to bend.
Unfortunately, I am not into racing, so some of the book just wasn’t something I could relate too. There was a side story of long lost brothers and even a secret with Alli’s third friend (the first book is her friends book…I suspect the next book will be the other friend’s story).
Overall, there is some heat in the sheets moments, a lot of good times outside of the bedroom and a lot of self reflection to be had, all in a very short book. Age differences are a popular theme for this author. While the ages are huge, they do make a play in this one as Jason is young and Alli is slightly older. But since I am older than my husband, I can only laugh at people who think that is a problem.
For a quick read, this is your book and it will leave you feeling a little steamy at the end.