Friday, October 21, 2011

The Truck Driver

Title: The Truck Driver
Author: Serena Yates
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781920501549
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Joshua Becket likes his job as a trucker and enjoys the independence being alone on the road allows him. He wants to buy his own rig but with the bad economy and the cut in his wages, knows he’ll never be able to save enough money. Then the company he works for gets sold and he doesn’t know what he and the other employees will do. 

Robert Oldfield moves back to Nashville and buys Gordon Trucking from his estranged parents. He hopes upgrading the company and making it succeed will give him the recognition he never had in his hometown. When he and Josh see each other, its lust at first sight but it’s soon apparent they both want more. Can these men from opposite sides of the tracks make a relationship work and what about the competitor who wants to drive Gordon Trucking out of business? 

The Truck Driver is release five in Serena Yates’ Workplace Encounters series. It’s a well written story of two interesting guys from vastly different backgrounds. Truckers aren’t often the subject of a romance, so I was happy to see that Ms. Yates chose this profession as the topic for her latest release.  

It’s an entertaining story about two likable guys that gives details on the trucking industry, how the economy has affected it and the underhanded tactics by Rob’s competitor to destroy his company. All these topics are handled well, showing how they are messing with Joshua and what he wants from life. That’s where Rob and he get introduced. Their initial meeting is fun, cute and lighthearted as these two have sparks flying in the middle of a trucker meeting. 

But their attraction can’t be denied and being confined in the small cab of Josh’s truck only brings it out in the open. I must admit that I wasn’t certain how realistic it was for Rob to leave his newly purchased company and go across country with Josh but it played out well in the story and moved their relationship along. There isn’t much conflict in their actual relationship and what is there doesn’t last long. Their problems come from the competitor threatening the company and that’s where a little danger and action gets added to the plot. I wasn’t particularly surprised with this direction of the story but it was integrated nicely and involved a few of the minor characters previously mentioned. Catching the badies was anti-climatic and took place off scene, but still gave a satisfying conclusion. So, despite a few little niggles, I still enjoyed the story and like both Josh and Rob. I look forward to the next release, The Model.

1 comment:

Serena Yates said...

Thanks for a great review, Dragon Minx!