Monday, December 29, 2014
Review of Hell on Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield
Hell on Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hell on Wheels takes us back to Bluewater Bay, the sleepy little Washington town that Hollywood has invaded in order to film the television show Wolf’s Landing. Thanks to Ms. Witt and Ms. Gregg’s contributions to the Bluewater Bay series, I have fallen in love with this series and Ms. Maxfield has insured that my love affair continues as she weaves a beautiful story of love and family for Nash and Spencer.
As a Bluewater Bay native, Nash is comfortable with his life. He’s not necessarily happy that his twin has gone off to college in another state, or that his sister has been wheelchair bound since the age of three due to his stepmother’s negligence, or that his father has left him in charge of the family’s garage, but he is content with his life as the caretaker of his family. If from time to time he feels like his life is closing in on him all he has to do is jump on his motorcycle and go for a ride, which is what he was doing when he runs into Spencer – almost literally. As an actor with a recurring role on Wolf’s Landing, Spencer comes to Bluewater Bay only when he is needed. And thanks to his soon-to-be ex-husband Peter’s recent affair that has cast Peter as a father-to-be, Spencer is in need of the partial anonymity that the town offers. So it’s no surprise that Spencer isn’t looking for love, but a one-off with a sexy mechanic is another story entirely. Yet Spencer finds himself drawn to Nash despite his recent heartbreak and personally returns Nash’s wallet instead of sending it with one of his minions (their name for themselves). Both men acknowledge that nothing can come of it, but neither can deny themselves spending time with the other. As their friendship grows so do their feelings for one another which leads to the hottest sex either man has ever had – and it was quite the pleasure to read about as well. But as Spencer’s time in Bluewater Bay comes to an end and his ex makes a grand gesture to win Spencer back, what will become of their fledgling relationship?
I absolutely loved Spencer and Nash. They’re chemistry was perfect – both in and out of bed. What I’ve failed to mention is that Spencer is British and his “stiff upper lip” and dry humor contrast wonderfully with Nash’s laid back personality and light-hearted humor. I enjoyed their banter and teasing. Ms. Maxfield does an excellent job of creating such contrasting characters and conveying their differences with their dialogue. I particularly loved the scarecrow scene and how it seemed to enable Spencer to speak up with Peter later in the book. Hell on Wheels is an excellent addition to the Bluewater Bay series and I cannot wait to read more from the series and the author.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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