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“Buckle Up” Review

Hello Friends!

I feel like I have been repeating myself a lot, but I seriously am mad at myself that I got completely off schedule. September and October were even more crazy than July and August. But I feel like I’m getting little by little closer to getting things done and back on schedule.

My other review of the day is another Romance LGBT book, an M/M book. And as I said in a previous book, I haven’t read many of those and I’m always happy to get out of my comfort zone and just have fun with different sub-genres.

Buckle Up” is the first part of a series, with the same name, written by Karen Botha, and like I said it’s a LGBT Literary Fiction.

I want to thank Karen for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to read this book and in turn give my honest review of the book.


41224252Passion, lust and desire are the fuel that drives us. So, buckle up for the ride of your life.

Elliott Judd is a superstar race car driver and hotter than hell. Men and women fall at his feet and he enjoys the easy pickings. No one has tamed this wild stallion, but is he ready to settle down for the right person?

Kyle Beaumont, a straight mechanic with a body to die for joins the racing team of his dreams, and with his mind fixed on the job, he doesn’t realise that he is Elliott’s next trophy of choice.

As the racing season and the fight to be the world number one starts, so too does Elliott’s game of seduction.

Will Elliott crash and burn, or will Kyle succumb to this gorgeous man’s onslaught?

Purchase Link – Amazon

About Author

wp39a768c1_05_06Karen Botha  was born in Lincolnshire England where her father was in the royal air force. As a young girl she always had a passion for reading and writing. Working most of her adult life in digital marketing didn’t leave her much time to pursue her passion for stories. at the age of 36 She retrained for a reflexologist and started working for herself. This helped her free up more than enough time to enjoy a  re-found  passion  for writing.

Her first novel was inspired by true life experiences and tales from clients. But don’t believe everything you read.

She enjoys traveling rugby and motor sport, this gives her inspiration and ideas for her books.

The first in the new lgbt series is a mm romance novel about a racecar driver and his mechanic.

She currently lives in London with her Husband and rescue dog called Shadow.

Social Media Links – Website | Goodreads |Facebook | Twitter

My Review

P1060990This is the first Karen Botha’s books that I read, and it’s a M/M book so it was another story that took me out of the circle of usual genres I read, and I was an enjoyable read.

This book has a dual POV and to be honest, I kind of liked that in this book, because it made it possible to me to know both characters and understand their feelings and thoughts more. I believe that if there wasn’t that alternation between characters POV, I may not have felt empathy, because, like I said this isn’t my usual genre.

P1070006So… We have Elliott Judd and Kyle Beaumont. Elliott is a race car driver and Kyle is a mechanic and the new member of the team. Their relationship is full of strong emotions from the start. Elliott is very direct to Kyle about being attracted to him and that made me surprise, but I like that because it was one aspect that defined Elliott’s personality.

This had sex, so if you don’t like any type of erotic romances, then the book may not be for you, but I’m okay with it. There was more than sex though, the love and relationship kept developing and you could see that from each one of their POV chapters. That’s what I really like about this book: the characters. The rest is just bonus to me.

P1070021There characters I love, like the main characters (Elliott and Kyle), and there there are those that aren’t. And I was going to talk about why, but I don’t want any spoilers in the review. Anyway, I was mad when I read that particular scene and I won’t talk more about it.

So, overall, it was a rollercoaster. Not because it had many twist or turns, but because it had that sensation of adrenaline because of all the excitement in the sexy-time scenes and the development of the characters. It had drama and problems that gave the storyline some dynamics and it made me cheer for them to end up together in the end, but it had that romance and the “This is me” aspect that made me happy.

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