“Get a Grip” by L.A. Witt is a great addition to an entertaining series. Watching the connection that forms between Shane, whose responsibilities are daunting, and Aaron, who still thrives on adrenaline even though his body doesn’t quite comply as much as it used to, is delicious. The rising attraction and the acclimatization to each other’s way of life is enjoyable to observe, and I liked the way multiple thorny issues were touched upon realistically, including the difficulties of an interracial relationship and the possible repercussions of unprotected sex at a young age. I enjoy getting a chance to interact with the folks involved with Wolf’s Landing and look forward to meeting even more of them.
This m/m contemporary romance is part of the ‘Bluewater Bay’ series and showcases Shane Andrews, one of the behind-the-scenes guys from Wolf’s Landing, and gives a glimpse of the intricacies involved in both the production of a popular show AND one man’s challenges of juggling a blended family and a demanding job. Getting involved with an adrenaline junkie named Aaron Tucker makes him wonder if he’s willing to risk yet another heartache even as it prompts him to contemplate living a little on the edge himself.
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If a tree falls in Bluewater Bay . . . could it be fate?
A year after his divorce, Shane Andrews isn’t interested in dating — not that he has time, between three kids and a demanding job as a grip. When a windstorm knocks a tree onto one of the Wolf’s Landing soundstages, Shane’s there to help with the mess . . . and so is firefighter Aaron Tucker.
A former smoke jumper, Aaron’s an adrenaline junkie and way too restless and reckless to be relationship material. As far as he’s concerned, monogamy is for penguins, and he’d rather be alone than tied down. Signing up to be a stepparent? No, thank you.
But after a scorching-hot night together, they’re hooked. Aaron is a taste of the excitement Shane’s been lacking, and Shane’s pushing buttons Aaron didn’t know he had. The more they’re together, the less Aaron craves wild nights with other men . . . but the more Shane wants to play the field like he never got to in his twenties.
This could be the love neither man knew he needed, but only if Shane gets his feet back on the ground before Aaron walks away.
Word count: 80,000; page count: 300