Blowing Off Steam by Joy Lynn Fielding

Blowing Off Steam

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.goodreads

What a fun, sweet, sexy, internal growth story. Sam has lead a sheltered life in a small town under his Uncle’s guidance and roof. Only having his Uncle’s friends for his own, he shops at the same stores and when he Uncle passed he just kind of fell into he’s Uncles roll in the community. He’s content. Then we have Ryan, just moved into town, party man, lives for the moment and really doesn’t care about anyone or anything. At least that’s how he used to be. Something happened to change that and him. Sam and Ryan couldn’t be more different but as they say opposites attract and this story proves it.  As the chemistry heats up between these two, and they start to get to know each other. We really feel the growth of Sam coming out of his shell and Ryan stopping the play boy and finally figuring out that maybe he does can fine man and get that HEA. 4str

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