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Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: GearShark #4
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
I received this book as a gift.
There’s a new kid in town, and he’s hell on wheels.Review:
From what we’ve heard, it may be because
he knows exactly what hell’s like.
You may know his brother,
the NRR hotshot
(and former GearShark cover model)
It’s only natural a driver with
his background and family connections
has sped his racecar
into the newest, hottest division.
But that’s not all.
Arrow may be following in big bro’s tread marks,
but he doesn’t plan to stay there.
He’s swerving onto the road less traveled…
and a lot more controversial.
he’s opening up about his private struggles with sexuality
to tell a story that’s gone unheard until now.
One thing’s for sure; Arrow may have a painful past,
but his foot is heavy on the accelerator.
With speed like this, he’s bound to leave everything behind
nothing but a #blur.
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I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review. I have been in love with Cambria's Hashtag characters since day one and, as the series continued to grow and more characters were introduced, I continued to fall harder and harder. And then there was GearShark. As much as I enjoy the Hashtag series, the GearShark series has one thing that Hashtag does not. LGBT relationships. I've always been a fan of LGBTQ+ characters in books and it's quite frankly hard to find stories that are just that. Stories. Most books with same sex characters are pure smut or are over in a flash. I have absolutely no issues with a lot of sex in books depicting homosexual characters, in fact, I love it. But I also love the build up, the heat, the building of a relationship (romantic and non) between the two characters. I want romance and passion and lust and everything that a real relationship is. I want the heart and the emotion as well as the heat and the sex.
These books have all of that as well as amazingly beautiful cast of characters. Arrow grabbed onto my heart the moment that he entered the series and wouldn't let go. He was always on my mind while reading and I longed for the moments when his character would be front and center. I wanted to know more about him, learn what his life was about, why he was so wounded, and what his life as a young gay man was like. I wanted a tell-all book for Arrow as soon as I was introduced to him and that longing never went away.
I was extremely excited when, finally, Cambria broke the news that the next book in the GearShark series, number four, would be Arrow's story. #Blur not only delves deeper into Arrow's past but sheds some light on a newer character that wound his way in Arrow's life and into the front seat of the series. I really enjoyed Hopper's story and what he had to deal with in his past. I don't know if I could ever get past the things he had to deal with, in my own life. He was a very strong character that worked perfectly with Arrow and fit well in all the places where Arrow was broken.
I think these two characters were perfect for one another and their story in nothing short of amazing. I have no idea if Cambria intends to write more books in the GearShark series, but I'm definitely not finished with Arrow and Hopper and I would love if, maybe someday, a lesbian couple got to be on the cover of GearShark. Who knows. It could happen someday.:)
Rating: 5 Stars