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Driven to Distraction (Driven to Distraction #1)

3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  89 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Jess Leonard has his hands full as a single dad and the owner of a small but busy garage. He doesn't have room in his schedule for a deep breath, much less a date. When Benaiah Day bangs up the underside of his '66 Jaguar, Jess heads out to do the fix-up work—and finds himself invited in for dinner and more.

Ben fits perfectly into the tiny bit of time Jess calls his own. B
ebook, 157 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Amber Quill
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
An interracial love story ( which I find are few and far between unfortunately ) between Jess , a single father of 2 mechanic and Ben a teacher at the university.
It's pretty short and easy read, a little bit of drama and misunderstanding, but not much and quickly resolved.
Jan 09, 2011 Ami rated it liked it
Jess is a mechanic and a single Dad (with a father who is proud Southerner) and Ben is a black professor who is trying to make his ex sees that they're through. It's a nice story, but doesn't leave a deep impression in me. Maybe I'm just not in the mood when reading this (shrugs). I just don't feel any connection with the characters. The addition of the kids (and a cat named Eugene) is nice though
Oct 28, 2010 Lily rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, m-m
3.5 stars

Jess is a mechanic and a single father of two living in a small Southern town. Ben is a university professor who's inherited his grandfather's classic cars but doesn't know much about them. They meet when Ben damages one of the cars and they're instantly attracted. Before long they've become friends with benefits and their no-strings affair works well until a misunderstanding and then an old lover get in the way. Will they be able to work through their differences and find a happy road
Nile Princess
This book held lots of promise and I don't just mean because of the cover. Mamma mia! Well done on that, authors! But, seriously, the premise was right up my alley - m/m, white collar/blue collar and interracial too?? Sign me up! - however, it didn't quite work out as I'd envisioned.

Jess and Ben meet when Ben's grandfather dies and he inherits his classic cars. The initial meeting between the characters was good, and I liked the first few scenes with them. The inclusion of Jess' parents and kids
synopsis: ben inherits some classic cars from his grandfather and damages one in his driveway. he calls his grandfather's mechanic who agrees to come over and take a look. when jess arrives, he is just as good looking as ben remembers. jess is raising his kids on his own (with help from his parents) after his ex-wife left, but not before telling everyone that he is gay. however, with running his own business and raising 2 kids, jess doesn't have a lot of time to meet guys. when ben invites him t ...more
Dec 07, 2010 Kassa rated it liked it
This is the kind of easy to read, light story that simply works when you want something hot and fun. The writing is good and the characters well crafted with just a touch of tension. The misunderstands are those that would normally tempt people to just give up on a burgeoning romance but these two put just a little more effort in to see if it can go somewhere and end up with great results.

The story is based on the slight miscommunications that arise. Jess and Ben meet and immediately are gettin
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Mar 22, 2013 ARe Cafe rated it really liked it
Shelves: trs-picks
This story is well written and flows smoothly there are no awkward stops and starts. The plot is unique and the story is thought provoking. I did have one problem with it though, this story deals with an interracial relationship and I felt that the authors were preaching at me about racism more that telling me a romantic story. I have no problem with the color of the characters, but the subject matter of racism pretty much over hadows any real enjoyment I would have gotten out of watching the me ...more
Oct 07, 2010 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.5 stars

Ben inherited his Grandfather’s collection of classic sports cars and when he damages one, calls on his Grandfather’s mechanic Jess to fix it. Jess is hot and they are hitting the sheets within hours. However Jess’ wife left him with two small children to raise and despite smoking hot sex, Ben tells him no strings figuring that would be easier for Jess. A few misunderstandings rise up, along with perceived racism in Jess’ family (Ben is black) and Ben’s ex who doesn’t take no for an an
Jun 15, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
So this was the book that went before the one I read last night and it really cleared a lot of things up for me! I figured out what happened in Ben's office that they had been talking about and what happened that led Jess to go to Ben's office to begin with.

I don't like Andrew in either book and I'm glad Ben finally stood up to him and told him how it is. I love that Jess has decided to open up his life and let Ben in.

Good book :)
Jan 22, 2011 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2011, ebook
Good m/m romance about a professor who inherited his grandfather's collection of classic cars. When he damages one of the cars, he has the chance to get to know his mechanic much, much better...
Feb 06, 2011 Ryan rated it liked it
Nice romance. I thought the connection between the protagonists was forced and not natural. It had a good premise though.
Nov 11, 2013 Eyre rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, lgbt
Enjoyable, but I wish it had been longer. I need to read the sequel.
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May 30, 2012 Jess Candela rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2010
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Shelves: mm, romance
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