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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.

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Published March 16th 2014 by Amber Allure (first published April 9th 2013)
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Ingela
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 .

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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
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Ami
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...more
Barbara
Apr 04, 2014 Barbara rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
Macky
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'...more
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
Amy ♥
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 :)
~~Dani ♥ 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...more
Vivian Archer
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...more
Tina


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! :)
Veronica / Miss V
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)...more
Sandra
Cute, fluffy and pretty hot, with a good amount of character development for Kasey.

Full review on Booklikes and the blog.
Sandra ♥'s way too many M/M books
Cute fluffy with a crazy ass kink
Katharina
3.25

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...more
Buda
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
Gigi
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.
Heller
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!
Ann
Pluffy and I loved it.

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

Vallie
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Casey is...different. Having experienced limited freedom of personal space as a child, he developed a certain affinity for (view spoiler) At 24, he's a mechanic with expertise in fixing old muscle cars. Enter Brandon. Brandon is a lawyer and a car collector. He brings one of his cars to the garage where Casey works and quickly figures out what's what with Casey. They hi...more
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
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...more
R.J.
*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...more
Candice
Mar 17, 2014 Candice rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
I bought the entire Grease Monkey collection from Amber Quill Press yesterday and I finished them all today.

I liked this, but I didn't love it. I LOVED Kasey. Oh my, did I love Kasey. Brandon though? Yeah, I didn't like him one bit. I don't know why, but he gave me this vibe that didn't bode well with me. I thought he came on too strong to someone he just met about something very private. If he was just hitting on him that was one thing, but acknowledging something private when he could see how...more
Christy Duke
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...more
Duck
The blurb made me think Kasey's fetish was something bizarre, but I honestly didn't find it that weird. Kasey is a mechanic that specializes in classic cars. He also finds himself turned on by certain classic "muscle" cars. The scents, textures, and sounds of driving, or even just sitting in some cars really (to use a baaad pun) gets his motor running.

This is a short, deliciously naughty read that I enjoyed immensely. I found myself giggling here and there, and my attention never flagged. The c...more
Bb
I usually steer away from books this short because I usually feel cheated but I bought this one because I really like Marie Sexton's books. I was pleasantly surprised- the book was interesting and well developed and the characters were great! I would love to know how Kasey and Brandon work out so a sequel would be great. A very well written novella that warmed my heart. Read it on release day!
Breann
3.5 hearts

Reviewed with my fellow unicorn, Peachy! Or Ann.

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Genre: M/M Contemporary
4 Hearts

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Review: I absolutely loved Kasey's fetish! It's not a strange one, in my head, because the love of muscle cars, classic cars, fast cars, that is widespread. Kasey just happens to take it a little farther than most people do because they affect him physically, right away. Loved it and felt for him as he is struggling with dealing with people, who make him feel...more
Lucy
I absolutely loved Kasey's fetish! It's not a strange one, in my head, because the love of muscle cars, classic cars, fast cars, that is widespread. Kasey just happens to take it a little farther than most people do because they affect him physically, right away. Loved it and felt for him as he is struggling with dealing with people, who make him feel "small and stupid and weak". Even as he loves the cars, he is shamed by his responses to them. And he has taste, this man. Mustangs. Cougars. GTOs...more
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REVIEW:
I liked it! Normal Enough was short and easy read about two men who find acceptance in each other. Kasey is a mechanic who grew up around classic cars. His home life was not happy and as such, he found his escape in these abandoned vehicles. Over time, he developed a fetish and gets sexually aroused by being inside muscle cars. Brandon is a lawyer who has a thing for guys with weird fetishes. When he...more
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Normal Enough Kindle edition: 54 pages

Book Description:
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.Kasey doesn’t know how to resist a man as charming as Brandon, and he’s m...more
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
4 Hearts

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Kasey has an unusual kink that he keeps hidden, but when Brandon drives into the garage Kasey works in a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 Kasey is quickly smitten, with the driver and the car. Brandon picks up on Kasey’s kink and finds himself intrigued with the cute sexy mechanic, but trying to get the shy man to believe he is interested is hard. Kasey begins to worry over his...more
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