Normal Enough by Marie Sexton ~ Review by Caroline

I loved the Coda books….this is very different but still very good!

: Normal Enough

Author: Marie Sexton

PublisherAmber Allure

My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

When Brandon Kenner shows up at Kasey Ralston’s garage with a 1970 Chevelle SS 454, Kasey is smitten by both the man and his car. Between what Kasey considers a shameful fetish and his long estrangement from his family, Kasey finds it easiest to be alone, even distancing himself from his coworkers. But Brandon doesn’t think Kasey’s fetish is weird. In fact, he likes it.

Kasey doesn’t know how to resist a man as charming as Brandon, and he’s more than willing to be seduced. But what are Brandon’s long-term intentions? Kasey is afraid of hoping for too much, but equally afraid that when all is said and done, Brandon will leave, and Kasey will be left alone once again.

My View

When Kaseys mum died he was left feeling alone in the world. His 3 much older brothers and his father didn’t have a lot of time and it has left him feeling lonely in the world. He used to spend time tinkering with his dads old cars as a way of staying out of the way of the rest of his family. It was during this time that he developed a sexual fetish. Feeling like a freak this only makes him more isolated.

As soon as he was old enough he left home and is now working as a mechanic. His love of cars has never died and he especially loves the older muscle type cars he spent his childhood around. When suited and sexy Brandon brings his Chevelle to the garage Kasey is confident he can fix the car. Kasey is still a loner in the world and finds talking to other people nerve wracking and almost painful. Brandon is curious about the young man and his obvious love of cars and makes an effort to engage him.

Brandon is quick to work out that the way to seduce the jittery Kasey is through cars and luckily for him he has quite a few to lure him with. Kasey is secretly pleased at the thought of Brandon wanting to spend time with him but as always his insecurities and opinions on his own self worth battle in his mind. He also worries constantly that no one will understand how certain things make him feel sexually and in the end he will disgust Brandon and be left alone.

Kasey really grows throughout this book.  He has to learn that he really is no different from anyone else and that he is definitely worth loving. With his confidence and self esteem growing he slowly starts to believe that maybe his life doesn’t have to be lonely and he could have a relationship. He just needs to work out exactly what it is Brandon sees in him and be brave enough to trust him.


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I would like to thank Amber Allure and the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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3 thoughts on “Normal Enough by Marie Sexton ~ Review by Caroline

  1. Now this is something to look forward to! I am anxious to find out what the “shameful” fetish is (eye roll) and own everything Marie has ever written.

  2. I just love Marie Sexton – and this is a must read. Looking forward to finding out how she handles this unusual fetish 🙂

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