#Junkie (GearShark #1) (Cambria Hebert)


Drew Forrester is a total adrenaline junkie. 

His high of choice? Cars. The faster, the better.

He’s been making waves in Maryland’s underground racing circuit since he crossed the state line, and after speaking with him, we know he’s not hitting the brakes anytime soon.

So what exactly does it take to burn rubber and make a name for yourself in a world where the only rule is there are no rules? 

You gotta be hungry… You gotta have balls… And you can never back down.

What’ve we learned here at GearShark? Drew is all of the above.  

We also know he’s got some secrets buried under his hood. Secrets we think are loaded with octane and just might set the world of cars on fire.

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** This book contains an M/M romance relationship. **

Oh wow, this review took me long enough to write… ups! I’m here now, so lets do it!

After reading Him and Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy a while back, I was curious to try another M/M romance, to see if my love for the Him series was just a fluke. So when I came across this book, with high ratings, and a good price, I decided to give this series a shot.

First of all, let me just say that I love this cover. The format of the cover and the blurb are unique, and they catch your attention. The fact that both things are actually part of the book, is a plus. However, the blurb is not informative at all, and if it wasn’t for the warning I would never would have guessed that this is a M/M romance.

To sum it up a bit, given that this info is nowhere, this book is told in dual POV, from Drew and Trent’s perspectives. Drew and Trent are best friends, and treat each other like family, until they realize that what they feel for each other goes over the friendship line. So they have to realize what this means, what do they want out of each of their lives and of each other.

I liked the writing for the most part, but it was too introspective at times, which worked sometimes, but was not necessary during most of the book. Also, can I say that it was a little bit too mushy?

I will admit that I was majorly confused when I started this book. The reason? Despite this being a new series, these characters, and the secondary characters, were introduced in the Hashtag series… which is quite a big series. So it took me awhile to grasp completely the relationships and concept of family between all members of their group.

I liked both Trend and Drew, though contrary to Jamie and Wes in Him and Us, it did take me sometime to differentiate their voices. They are ultimately very different people, but it shows a lot more when they are with each other than when they’re with everybody else, and I had to check more than once whose chapter I was in fact reading.

The romance is slow and oh so sweet, and their moments together were definitly my favorite part of this book. I liked how in it they were, there was never a chance in either of their minds that they would be something less than together. Completely. I really liked that, they were kind of perfect.

I’m not the biggest fan of racing – not at all in fact – but I did like the concept created here, and the descriptions of the races were cool. Also cool, and a bit sad too, was the dynamic Trent had inside his frat house – you’ll see what I mean.

You have to keep in mind, however, that this book is not a standalone, it ends on a cliffhanger, and for you to read the whole story and for it to make sense and for you to be satisfied with it, you need to read both books of this series.

Ultimatly I think I would have enjoyed it better if I had read the Hashtag series before, and if this book and the next one, #Rev, would have been condensed into one, because the book ran way too long and slow at times. I would still highly recommend it if you like sports romance, and M/M romance.