Test Drive by Riley Hart was a fantastic addition to the Crossroads series. Drew and Justin were perfectly matched and deliciously written.
Riley is so good at writing couples who are friends first and I love it. It adds this lovely element of comradery between the characters. Plus, when you genuinely like someone as a friend it means there’s more at stake to lose if the relationship implodes.
There was a huge emotional punch in this one that hasn’t really been in the rest of the series. Justin is dealing with so much family drama that having an oasis in Drew was so important and wonderful.
I love that Drew was exploring his bisexuality but he wasn’t freaked out by it or anything. He’s just like “I’m attracted to dudes too and I want to see what that’s like.” It’s normal and that’s awesome.
One of my favorite things in this book were the ‘trips’ that Drew took Justin on when he needed to get away from the stress of his life. It was such a unique and sincere way to show the affection and care between these two men. Loved it!
Test Drive is a little different than most of Riley Hart’s other books. It dealt with grief and loss, and the anger that often comes with that. A bit heavier on the angst than some of her books, I still thoroughly enjoyed this one. This series just keeps getting better and better.
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A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson’s life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family—a family Justin’s not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister’s brother-in-law.
Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew’s brother another reason to hate him. But there’s something about Justin that draws him in, and it’s not only because they burn up the sheets together.
One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?