Things heat up (and take an unexpected turn) when a self-proclaimed romantic requests the help of a broody small-town mechanic.
Grayson Blake is a jackass.
There’s no other way to put it.
He comes into Fireside every day and orders a beer. It’s nearly impossible to get him to have a conversation while he drinks it. Smiles—or anything remotely close to it—are even more rare.
Despite his cantankerous personality, he’s so freaking gorgeous. His thick black hair, broad shoulders, and the tattoos that mark his calloused skin draw me in like a magnet. I don’t even care that he’s ten years older than me. I’m here for the age gap. And his broody, bad-boy persona is entirely more attractive than it should be.
I have a thing for the rough-around-the-edges mechanic. And I’ve heard through the grapevine that he has a thing for me too. But getting him to admit it will be as easy as catching lightening in a bottle.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
608 Alpha Avenue is an age-gap romance by Adriana Locke. It’s part of the Cherry Falls series but it can be read as a standalone.
Haley Morgan had been working at Fireside Bar and Grill for the last two years. She was an aspiring romance writer who was also a hopeless romantic. Haley had an instant attraction to Grayson Blake since the first time he met him and despite his grumpy attitude she still wanted him. So when Grayson’s brother mentioned a situation at the shop she offered to help them under one condition, for Grayson to help her back. Grayson had stirred clear of her because she was too good and innocent for him but how could he still resist her when they were so close and alone?
It’s such a sexy and swoon-worthy romance. The plot is simple, cute and hotttt… It’s written from a dual pov and it’s focused on the romance between the two main characters. It has a lot of entertaining moments filled with banters and sassiness. The spicy scenes are very limited but the chemistry was intense even with the minimum PDA. The characters were great. He was the classic rough around the edges man who acted like an asshole. She was the kindest girl with self-confidence issues. They made a cute couple.
It’s a fun and short story that you will surely love. I will rate it with 4 stars.