Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted by K.C Kendricks ~ Review by Caroline

This is another book in the Grease Monkeys Inc series which can all be read as stand alones.

: Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted

Author: K.C. Kendricks

Publisher: Amber Quill Press

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

As a boy, Mick Ambrose fell in love with cars. Now he owns and operates an auto restoration shop specializing in all things American Muscle. When the black 1969 Camaro Z28 he years ago dubbed Onyx pulls into his garage, Mick forgets his first love in favor of her driver, Logan Gregg. Mick’s interested and cruises Logan at a speed worthy of the car he drives.

Logan Gregg’s plan to avoid entanglements in his life drives away when he stops at American Muscle to ask a few questions about restoring the Z28 he inherited from his uncle. The owner of the shop is smooth as a well-tuned V-8 engine and twice as hot. Logan is quick to shift gears and take a closer look at Mick Ambrose and the road ahead. When Mick wants to get too close, too fast, Logan backs off. His past holds painful memories he can’t escape and the tattoos on his arms aren’t just for decoration.

Working on the Z28 brings the men closer, but Mick makes a mistake when he confesses his knowledge of the past Logan wants to keep buried. Mick knows a man has to settle his past to step into his future, but Logan’s unconvinced. To slay his personal demon, he’ll first have to look it in the eye.

My View

Mick Ambrose can define the love of his life, muscle cars, from one day when he was 10 years old. Waiting to cross the road he spots a 1969 Camaro and falls in love to the point of obsession. He names the car Onyx and for the next 20 years follows it round taking photographs and wishing with everything he has that he owned it.

Logan Gregg is only half a man and lives with the painful memories of his past. He blames himself for the events of the past that have made him the man he is today and no amount of tattoos can take away the pain. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time really can change your life forever.

Micks love of cars sees him working as a mechanic in his own garage that caters to muscle cars. Imagine his surprise when Onyx, the car he has loved for most of his life, pulls onto his forecourt one morning sounding as though it needs a lot of TLC. He briefly notices that the driver is pretty hot but his sole focus is on the car in front of him.

As these two men become friends and agree to fix the Camaro back to her former glory Mick finds himself paying more attention to her new owner than the car itself but Logan has secrets he has never shared and until he becomes less skittish and more open Mick will have to tread carefully to get what he wants.

I really fell for this pair. Mick is so self sufficient and settled with his life that he is really knocked sideways when he meets Logan and for the first time considers what it would be like to be a relationship. Logan made me feel like I wanted to protect him, wrap him up and take away his pain but only he could do that by facing his demons.

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


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