Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Hotwired Heart by Jaime Samms

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.

Another spectacular book by Jaime Samms that shows real life angst with that super-special knack she has of making everything ok again. Hotwired Heart starts off with action, thrusting you into the meat of the tale so you’re catching your breath once that first splash slows down. I mean that in a good way—it’s a brilliant beginning that will have you rooting for Marky to get away from the bad guys.

He got himself involved with a gang, but he’d been set up, and they were out to get him. I’ve seen gang documentaries, which scared the hell out of me, so reading about them and how easily they take offence and do seek out those who slight them, I worried for Marky’s safety. I didn’t bargain on Rolly, though, the strong, sensual, perfect man for Marky who shows him he can trust again and can make a life outside the gang—and be safe.

Heat had sparkled right up to his hairline…

“Use your voice. Tell me what you want.”

“You’re much more than just anything, I think,”

“…a good ‘Fuck me’ face.”

A series of pots with wilting petunias marched up the steps beside him.

…and the smell of him surrounded Marky, blocking out a little of the fear.

Hotwired Heart is a journey two men take together, one distrustful, one longing to be trusted, and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Gorgeous writing, gorgeous plot, gorgeous men. What are you still reading this for? I’d have thought you’d have shot off to buy it by now!

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