Torque by Charley Descoteaux #mm #review @CharleyDescote @samhainpub


Torque

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Sometimes letting things get complicated is the best way to figure it all out.

Mick Randall is on the run, from the biker culture he grew up in and his impossible vision of love. Alaska should be far enough to escape his old life—until he rolls into a wrecking yard and gets lost in a pair of pale, bottle-green eyes.

Scotty Bell has spent years learning to channel his fiery temper into the heat of a welding torch. His sexual heat has always been slower to ignite, but one look at Mick rouses confusion alongside desire. In all his life, he’s only been attracted to one other person—his best friend, Mercy Taylor.

Mick lands a temporary job at the yard, and finds an uneasy crash pad at Scotty’s place…where the ragged ends of his emotions get tangled up in Scotty and Mercy’s relationship.

But when Mick hears a Harley engine from his past bearing down on him, his first instinct is to go back to the half-life he’d been living. Lest his secrets destroy the only two people who’ve ever made him feel whole.

Warning: Contains references to abuse, subversive ideas about sexual identity and gender expression, and a free-range bisexual on a mission. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

Just not sure what to make of this? Lots of stuff going on, and none of it flows very well together.

We’ve three main characters, all of which seem to have sexual issues. Mick thinks he bi- never been with a guy. But really they wa he treats the woman, I’m guessing confused gay man. Scotty is supposed to be asexual but wants to hump more than rabbits and Mercy is Male, that learned at a young age she’s trans to female.  All three of these people have deep issues that back stories that we really don’t find out about into well into the story.  And as for Mick’s really? Really?

The amount of violence also in this is a lot to take in, between Walt getting knocked around, Mercy and Scotty just to name those.

And it’s all centered around junk yard, bars which add’s this layer of ‘trash’ that I wasn’t expecting.  In fact this whole book was nothing like I was expecting.

I couldn’t get a fix or meld with any of the characters, it was like watching a train wreck, I couldn’t stop reading just to see what crazy happened next, but not really enjoying any of it.

And then the HEA when all the end up together was not unsurprising but not in the disclaimer as a MMM.

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