From the blurb:
For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn’t an exciting job . . . until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards. A drive turns into a walk on the pier, which turns into the hottest hookup Sean’s had in ages.
After a long overdue breakup, Paul can’t believe his luck. Of all the drivers, he’s picked up by the gorgeous, gay, and very willing Sean. Younger guys aren’t usually his thing, but Paul can’t resist.
One taste and neither man can get enough . . . right up until they realize that Paul is Sean’s father’s commanding officer and the last man Sean should be involved with.
With two careers on the line, their only option is to back off. It’s not easy, though; the sex and the emotional connection are exactly what both men have been craving for a long time. But Paul has devoted twenty-four years to his career and his dream of making admiral. If he’s caught with Sean, that’s all over. He has to choose—stay the course, or trade it all for the man who drove off with his heart.
L.A. Witt is probably my most read author, but her books are always hit or miss for me, tending to average around 3-stars. However, I've loved her stuff in the past, so I always take a chance with her, and in this case, it payed off.
Just Drive is a hot romance with a military man and a big age-gap between the two MCs. Both of these things were huge factors in my rating. I LOVE a May-December romance, especially in M/M, and it really worked for me here. While military romances aren't especially my thing, that is mostly because I don't like romantic suspense. Give me a man in uniform OUTSIDE of a suspense-story, and I'm like freakin' putty!
Here is a question to ponder: Does a book need to have a real plotty-plot to be a success? If you think so, then this book might not work for you. To be honest, nothing really... happens in this story. Sure, the men spend a lot of time pondering "should we, shouldn't we" and making out, but the plot is veeeeery thin, verging on nonexistent. I didn't mind, really, because the sex was hot and I was into their dynamic, but I can see how that would bother some readers.
There was a lot of back and forth in this story, which got repetitive, but I still was happy overall. I think that the chemistry was there, which overrode a lot of flaws. And that ending... gah, pure romancey-romance HEA! That, my friends, is why we read these kinds of stories.
*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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