Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Chauffeur

Title: The Chauffeur
Author: Serena Yates
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-920484-52-1
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Kyle Anderson lost his modeling career after a car crash when he was eighteen and then his money-grubbing parent threw him out of the house. Now he works for his uncle’s limousine service as a chauffeur by day, for room and board, and at night he struts his stuff as a masked exotic dancer, for extra cash.  He’s self-conscious of his facial scar, so he’s surprised when he grabs the attention of hunky Nick Giddings, who’s visiting the club to forget his worries about his job. 

Nick’s been on his own since his parents kicked him out for a school prank he didn’t commit and it’s been tough making enough money to survive in the poor economy. When he meets Kyle, it’s like a dream come true but then his world come crashing down when his company downsizes and Nick loses his job as a forklift driver. What’s he going to do? 

The Chauffeur is the second release in the Workplace Encounters series by Serena Yates. Please note that despite being part of a series, each book can be read as a standalone. 

There’s something about Kyle and what happened to him that pulled me into the story immediately. The back story of the wreck and how his parents treated him afterwards is heartbreaking, as is his fear and anxiety over his unrepaired facial scar. Ms. Yates did a nice job expressing his emotions over the many things in his life out of his control.  Then there’s Nick, who’s experienced just as much tragedy in his life.  

I’m never disappointed in Ms. Yates writing and The Chauffeur isn’t any different. The writing is smooth, the premise believable, the characters well developed and likable, and there’s enough angst and suspense to keep things interesting. Kyle’s Uncle Gary’s a hard man to get a handle on. He’s tough and unbending...and then out of the blue there’s a huge shift and bang…he’s not the man you thought he was. The shocking revelation regarding him took me by surprise. Maybe I should have seen it coming but I didn’t. 

Nick and Kyle make a perfect match, inside the bedroom and out, and despite their own problems, Ms. Yates gets these two wounded men together, teaching them how to love and lean on each other. I look forward to the next release.

1 comment:

Serena Yates said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Dragon Minx! :-)