Mac likes vintage cars, but he likes his mechanic Frankie Sepkaski even more. They are a case of opposites attract, he is from a prominent family, with a successful career as an architect and she is the grease monkey trying to take over her father’s vintage car business who can’t seem to live down her promiscuous past. After buying a new car every month just for the excuse to see her he finally wears her down enough to agree to a date. Afterwards Frankie decides she may not be willing to open herself up enough to be Mac’s girlfriend, but she is interested in becoming his friends with benefits.
Overdrive was a short, fast read. When the story starts out Mac has already had his sights set on Frankie for a while. Their relationship has been ongoing, apparently he has asked her out repeatedly and she keeps turning him down. Mainly because she thinks he’s too good for her and she still can’t get over her own issues with her high school reputation. They quickly go from their customer/mechanic relationship to a sexually intimate couple. Mac gives Frankie the freedom to get over her insecurities and embrace her sexuality. They have a couple of very hot sexy scenes, and one phone sex scene that was smoking. Of course, Mac’s overbearing mother interferes with their relationship, a misunderstanding ensues and Frankie runs off. Mac has to figure out a way to get her to realize that they are perfect for each other and to give them a chance for more.
I liked this story. For such a short read it held my interest and kept me engaged. I had issues with the I love you, I want to marry you and for you to have my babies coming so fast, but then I’m really not a fan of insta-love at all, even in novellas. I just don’t care for them. Even though I understand they had an established relationship when I started reading, the happy ending seemed sudden. They jumped from flirting acquaintances to talking about love after one date and one night of sex. I did enjoy their chemistry and thought the sexy scenes were very well done. All in all, an enjoyable short, sexy read. Final Grade: C+
“Do you want to know why I’m really here? It’s because I couldn’t wait another second to see you. I can’t get you out of my head. I dreamt about you…us. And every time I tried to get something done in my office this morning, I’d lose my train of thought. All I could think about was you, last night, calling my name as you came. I’m not here about dinner. I’m here because I want you so bad I can hardly see straight.”