Review: Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Fielding

May 21, 2015 Review 0

Review: Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Fielding

Two guys, a train, and lots of steam.

Sam Chancellor has been in love with the steam engine Old Bess since he was six years old. Well, maybe not literally, but even when he’s lost everything else in his life, he’s always had her. But now her place in his heart has been unexpectedly challenged. Her new driver, Ryan Saunders, is the embodiment of all Sam’s fantasies.

Ryan has written off Sam as just another geeky trainspotter—until the moment Ryan sees him without his usual shapeless hoodie, and realizes that for a nerd, Sam’s pretty built.

When Ryan overlooks Sam’s awkwardness long enough to suggest a hook-up, Sam seizes the opportunity—and Ryan—with both very eager hands. Finding common ground in their shared love of Bess, their time together is better than Sam ever dared dream.

But there’s a reason Ryan never talks about his past. And when Ryan's job is threatened, Sam’s well-meaning intervention puts both Ryan and Bess in deadly danger.

Product Warnings:
Contains train geekery, bed-hogging, a hero with no experience and another with plenty to spare, and a spider called Mabel.

Title: Blowing Off Steam
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 26, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 184
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

I honestly didn’t know there was a hobby of trainspotting. I leave a book happy when I have learned something new. Sam loves to spend his time doing just that. He spends the remainder of his time talking to his online friends about what he has seen and sharing his train stories with people that share the same love of trains that he has. All of Sam’s friends are online. He is a loner. The people he has in his life are his co workers, the leftover friends of his deceased uncle’s. All that changes when Ryan notices that the geeky trainspotter isn’t sporting the body of the geeky boy he believed him to be.

The new life that Ryan is trying to settle into isn’t the one he has always been used to. His clubbing and sexxing days are over. No more partying all night and having numerous regular hook ups. For the most part Ryan is okay with all of that. He finally has a job he loves. He’s getting settled into his new home in a new town. Finding Sam as someone interesting to pass his time with is certainly an added bonus.

Sam is one of those characters that is impossible not to just love. His exuberance alone makes Blowing Off Steam worth reading. The opposites attract thing that Ryan and Sam have going keeps the sexy going. The more Ryan discovers about Sam has the effect of Ryan discovering more about himself. Everything fell into place in a way that made this book really work. Even the conflict that threatens Ryan’s job, thus him sticking around with Sam made went with all of the train geekery that filled this read. I’m definitely going to have to read more books from Joy Lynn Fielding.

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