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Normal Enough (Wrench Wars #2)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  407 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
When Brandon Kenner shows up at Kasey Ralston’s garage with a 1970 Chevelle SS 454, Kasey is smitten by both the man and his car. Between what Kasey considers a shameful fetish and his long estrangement from his family, Kasey finds it easiest to be alone, even distancing himself from his coworkers. But Brandon doesn’t think Kasey’s fetish is weird. In fact, he likes it.

ebook, 54 pages
Published March 16th 2014 by Amber Allure (first published April 9th 2013)
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Written March 25, 2014

3 1/2 Stars - sweet about needs in a different way - simply adorable

A new Marie Sexton story! Then I want to read it .


Kasey is working as an car mechanic and his 'speciality' is classic muscle cars. In many different ways. When a new customer, a neat pleasant, well-dressed young man, comes to the garage with his shiny 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS then it begins to roar of heat within Kasey.
‘She was beautiful. Perfect. And she called to him in a way that made
“So in other words, I may be a freak, but you like it?”

“Let’s just say, I think you’re abnormal in the best possible way.”

There is little to none connection with the first book in the series. It’s not only that the author is a different one but that there is just a mention or two of the Wrench Wars TV program. That’s all about it. So if you expect the characters from the previous story to appear, you’ll be disappointed.

Once you come to terms with that, there is no reason not to enjoy this stor
3.5 stars

I don’t know why I keep associating Marie Sexton with clean, straightforward romance, when she HAS written stories with fetishes, even ménage and orgy scenes before. I think the Coda series ruined me because that is how I associated her with -- something sweet. Because of that, I admit that I was a bit hesitant at first about whether to enjoy the story or not. My reaction to Kasey’s fetish was like … uhm, wait, was this going to be porn-y? I didn’t really read the blurb about fetish whe
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
3.5 Stars!

Low Angst

Mar 25, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
Recommended to Barbara by: Ingela
Shelves: m-m, hot

Kasey has a car fetish, and Brandon is all about fetishes.

What could go wrong … nothing… short and kinky and deliciously naughty!!

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Thanks my dear Ingela, for this rec! xoxo
4 .5 stars

Kasey is a mechanic. Estranged from his older brother, the only person left in his family, he's pretty introverted and keeps himself to himself, throws himself into his work, loves his dog Bandit and works quietly alongside his colleagues. Even though he gets on reasonably well with them, he shies away from any social contact. One of his workmates, Tony, never fails to ask him to go for a beer after work but every time had politely refuses ... and so his life plods on.

Then one day he'
Mar 03, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A low angst, light and fluffy read with a side of unusual kink. I really liked Kasey and Brandon. Wish it had been longer so we could see where things go with them :)
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.25 stars

This was very sweet and very short, and more than a little underwhelming.

Kasey is a lonely mechanic living in a trailer with his dog. He's shy and connects with cars far better than he does with people. Brandon is a lawyer who collects classic cars. When Brandon brings in a car from his collection for Kasey to repair, he quickly realizes Kasey has a car fetish, and Brandon is all about fetishes.

The car fetish thing isn't a spoiler. We are told immediately that's what Kasey's into, an
Heather C
Mechanic Kasey Ralston has a kinky secret: certain classic muscle cars turn him on. When the wealthy Brandon Kenner brings one of his oldies into Reggie’s garage for a minor repair, Kasey has to take a test drive with Brandon. Kasey’s fetish is so uncontrollable that Brandon is easily able to spot that something is up…more than a little something if you know what I mean. And you know what? Brandon doesn’t think that Kasey is a freak at all; he's more intrigued than he has been in a long time (tu ...more
Mar 29, 2014 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica-contemp
Hot and sweet with some fine machinery.

I was more turned on by the cars and sex in cars--ahem, reminiscing--than the characters themselves. Seriously, this has one of the hottest in car sex scenes I've read in a long awhile--like can't remember, but boy does it take me back to being a teenager. Fond memories of parking brakes, gear shifts and steering wheel maneuverings. And thank god for bench seats! "Yeah mom, can't take the Vette cause of the snow. Got the Buick."

The guys themselves are tota
Pianka *call me PIU*
Normal Enough is the next novella in the “Wrench wars” series by Marie Sexton. Like the previous book, this one also would have been nice if stretched to a real novel than a 4 chapter novella. It was an enjoyable read with a HFN ending.

Kasey is a mechanic who has a car fetish. He gets aroused by muscle cars and is more comfortable with them than he is with actual people. It has been his secret for a long time and Kasey considers that he is not normal for having urges like that. Enter Brandon. He
Mar 07, 2014 Tina rated it really liked it

I liked this one, it’s adorable, sexy, hot and… kind of kinky if you like a special kind of fetish. :)

Normal Enough is a short, deliciously naughty read that I enjoyed immensely. Recommended! :)
Mar 03, 2014 V rated it liked it
This story was nice and simple.
I'm a very open minded person, even when I don't understand some people's fetishes it doesn't bother me, whatever tickle you fancy and makes you happy go for it, even when myself personally I'm plain boring.
I didn't find weird Kasey's fetish, and I didn’t find nothing wrong either that Brandon likes to date guys with unique fetishes and he gets turn on by them.
I dislike more that (view spoiler)
Mar 16, 2014 Gigi rated it liked it
Whoops, I now see this is a Marie Sexton book. Duh! No wonder I liked it! Short and kinky with a HFN ending that is easy to swallow.
Cute, fluffy and pretty hot, with a good amount of character development for Kasey.

Full review on Booklikes and the blog.
Pluffy and I loved it.

Review, Marie Sexton blog tour stop and giveaway 03/21!

Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
Cute fluffy with a crazy ass kink
Feb 17, 2014 Katharina rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary

I really enjoyed this little Marie Sexton shortie. For one - I loved the fetish. Simply because it's a rather unusual one, and I was totally in the mood for something a little bit kinky. And the sex was hot! Thumbs up for that!
For another, Kasey is a pretty adorable character, and I liked him a lot. He really develops over the course of this story, allows his experience with Brandon to influence his self-assessment and his reaction to other people's friendly overtures towards him. Which does

All of the kinks books I have ever read, this one is the stranger. I mean, turn on over a car? You tell me! LOL
But I'm glad I read this book. This is somehow sweet, fluffy, love/lust at first sight.
I'm glad Kasey is finally found someone who understood about his kink and has a kink of a guy with a kink. Look at Brandon's exes...he was made for Kasey for sure.
But again, this story is too short and I'm a sucker for an epilogue. I felt uncertain about their future together.
Anyway, this is fun and e
Mar 13, 2014 Heller rated it really liked it
Story about a mechanic who gets off by getting off in cars and a car enthusiast with an enthusiasm with helping him do just that.

A short HFN with the possibility of something more with some nicely detailed characters considering the length and a sweet story with lots of car sex. Nice!
BWT (Belen)
Short, but sweet, and I liked the premise but only really felt like I got to know Kasey and missed getting to know more about Brandon.

Kasey is a shy and lonely mechanic who stays under everyone's radar and doesn't call attention to himself. He is also very turned on by particular classic muscle cars.

When Brandon, a lawyer who collects classic cars, brings in a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 for Kasey to repair, he quickly realizes Kasey has a car fetish, and Brandon has a thing for guys with fetishes. Bra
Christy Duke
Mar 16, 2014 Christy Duke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do enjoy a hot, sexy story involving a fetish. Now, I hesitate to tell what Kasey's fetish is, but believe me when I say I didn't think it was weird. I thought it was hot. Normal is a relative term and I try to use it very sparingly. What's normal to me might not be to someone else and vice versa. 'Normal Enough' by Marie Sexton is, surprisingly, a sweet short story mixed in with all the combustible sex you can imagine.

Kasey can't believe it when he meets Brandon and Brandon doesn't think Kase
Feb 26, 2014 Buda rated it it was amazing
So this may be another case of review the book you read, not the book you wanted to read. I say that for all the other reviewers out there. Me? I adored this story. Kasey's fetish cracked me up when I realized what it was. Then I thought back to all those times as a kid that I used to sit in my dad's wrecked Super Sport and pretend I was driving away from my life to ...somewhere, anywhere. I still remember the bright red interior and the Michelin man key chain. I guess I'm just lucky I was young ...more
Apr 17, 2014 Aerin rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Kasey is a mechanic who specializes in old cars, and we're told from the beginning that Kasey has a muscle car fetish. When Brandon brings his muscle car in for a timing belt adjustment, he quickly figures out Kasey's fetish and doesn't hesitate to bring it up.

Here's the thing: the whole beginning of their story seemed creepy and far fetched. How exactly did Brandon figure out that Kasey got a hard-on for his car? A regular person would assume his boner would be for Brandon himself, but I'm no e
Mar 22, 2014 R.J. rated it it was amazing
*Love me some Marie Sexton*

This is such a clever story. When I saw the word fetish in the description I expected something lighter than this book, an easy read that took a short break that was heavy on sex. Which, let's face it, this is Marie Sexton, she writes hot sex... BUT... although this book forcuses on something that isn't maybe the *norm* this is not a book about sex, but family, and loss, and childhood memories, and making yourself a stronger man in the face of adversity. I adored Kasey
Mar 19, 2017 Elyxyz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Voto: 4.5
Amarilli Settantatre
Mar 20, 2017 Amarilli Settantatre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-romance
Decisamente più bello del primo della serie (di altra autrice).
Questo hot (in tutti i sensi: maschi & motori...).
Letto con sommo piacere e un ridicolo sorriso estatico stampato in faccia!
Mar 09, 2014 Sheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-hot-hot
Everybody has their thing. You know, what gets you all hot and bothered. Could be lingerie or leather. Maybe it’s a secret spot behind your ear or along your hip bone. Or perhaps it’s an aroma or taste. For Kasey, his thing is a bit more peculiar and particular. He likes cars, but not just any car. A short list of primo cars light his fire and he’s ashamed of this secret. It seems bizarre and abnormal to him but he can’t deny the intense physical reaction he has when he is breathing in the essen ...more
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
Mar 17, 2014 LiveYourLife BuyTheBook rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-good-read, whit
4 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

I’m a huge fan of Marie Sexton’s. So, getting anything to read from her is a “squee” moment for me. This was shorter than her normal books but a pretty damn sexy. The last kink book from this author I read really opened my eyes to something I had never considered sexy. This book kind of did the same thing. I don’t find the fact that a person has a car kink all that shocking. Brandon sneaking off to jerk off in his dad’s old car cemetery really made y
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
Shy introvert lonely Kasey Ralston a garage mechanic has a fetish,he can't control his raging hardon when he see's a Classic muscle car.....

Brandon Kenner a lawyer and collector of Classic muscle car has fetish for men with fetish and doesn't find Kasey's fetish abnormal but endearing.

But Kasey being shunned all his life by his father and brothers suffers from low self esteem and avoids socializing thus shows a lot of reluctance when Brandon approaches him.

But Brandon just breaks Kasey's self ma
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