In the third book to the Bristol Collection,
Josephine Myles pairs together
two polar opposites. Derek "Dare" Nelson is a little
rough around the edges.
His family is not picture perfect and he makes a living
out of fixing up custom
campervans while Grant Metravers is a developer hoping to
make Dare his
next client. Grant is also recently divorce after telling
his wife that he is gay.
On a night of drunken reverie, Dare escorts Grant home
before he can start a
brawl at a friend's party. Pissed drunk, Grant has no
recollection of Dare's
good deed. However, it's clear that they share a natural
chemistry from the
start. In this unlikely couple, Myles pens a beautifully
romance for these two characters in a way that had me
smiling from ear to
ear by the end.
Myles has a talent for writing good dialogue and while
Dare and Grant often
bicker, it's entertaining to see how the author is able to
keep their banter for
great lengths of time. Moreover, Myles also emphasizes
their differences a
lot which should almost work against what she is trying to
build, but it
actually makes you enjoy their romance more. The natural
shows through, making SCRAP my favorite of the series.
When things come to a head, there’s nowhere to go but
The Bristol Collection, Book 3
On the surface, Derek “Call Me Dare” Nelson’s life is
simple, doing up custom campervans while living in a
slightly illegal caravan in his riverfront yard. When a
handsome, smooth-talking developer offers to buy the land
out from under his feet, Dare realizes it’s the same man
had to escort home from a party months ago for causing a
Grant Matravers lives a double life, attempting to adjust
weekends as a single, divorced gay man while staying
closeted at work. The strain of keeping up the part-time
pretense, missing his kids, and now a problematic
to the shave-headed, tattooed Dare, has worn his emotional
barriers dangerously thin.
Dare blasts through those barriers in a way Grant isn’t
prepared for, challenging everything he thought he knew
about himself as a gay man. But as their chemistry heats
and the intimacy between them grows, Grant edges toward a
decision that could blow up in his face. Exposing a
nest of complications that could destroy any chance for
happily ever after.
Warning: Contains a man desperately in need of redemption,
another with a chip on his shoulder the size of an oak
frotting in camper vans, a sensual head-shaving scene and
several guest appearances from Mas.