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Full Speed Ahead

(Food Truck Warriors #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  76 reviews

Lennox’s favorite escape is the Food Truck Warriors . . .until it needs his protection.

Ash isn’t running from his past—he’s already left it way behind. He’s built a business from scratch, using all the lessons that his father taught him, and every day at his food truck is a challenge he was born to tackle.

But when a stalker appears, hinting that he knows the secrets As

Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published June 3rd 2021
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May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As ever, I beta read this book for Beth, but most of my comments ran along the lines of I love this, why are they being idiots, oh it's about time and thank gawd for that!

This is definitely my favourite book in what has been a truly wonderful series from Beth.

It's also one of the hottest, oh my lordy once these two get together, it's smoking. It just takes them a wee while because before that, they have to have a whole mess of feelings first!

There is a very clever tension brought to the narrati
Jean Malherbe
May 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
(possible mild spoilers)
This one was a total miss and a total mess for me.
To be honest, my gut told me to stop at 50%.
I pushed through because I'd committed myself to a review, but, I'm sorry, by 88% I was screaming for this book to just... END ALREADY! By this time, I couldn't care less about HEAs or if they ever catch the crook (who somehow moved at the speed of light because he was on drugs (??)
(what kind of employer would TELL his staff to use drugs anyway ..
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I like it! It has those elements of a character driven book that I like, with an added element of "who dun it" mystery. It was incredibly entertaining, and so far has been my favorite in the series. ...more
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2021
This is an enjoyable book and a great addition to this series. There is something for everyone to enjoy within the pages of this book from mystery, suspense, anticipation, and romance. I didn’t want to put the book down; I was eager to find out who the troublemaker was.
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Beth, great job! I’ve always enjoyed your books, and this is no exemption! The Food Truck Warriors have always left me hungry, if nothing else.
I had worried about Lennox, I have to admit. It turns out that he was a definite ally! He and Ash are great together. The whole community is great together.
The times when communities cross over are always best. This is one of those times!
Annie (Annie's Readingtips)
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was the fourth (and final, I believe?) book in Beth Bolden’s adorable, sweet and heartwarming Food Truck Warriors series, and it was yet another adorable m/m foodie romance. If it was the last book, it really wrapped the series up in a sweet and perfect conclusion. If it was not, I couldn’t be happier to keep reading about my favorite group of gay food truck owners!

Just like the previous books in this series, Full Speed Ahead can be read as a standalone. Even though the characters from the
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Full Speed Ahead gives us the story for Ash and Lennox, who were hinted as a possible couple in the previous book.
I'd say, at least the first half, is a slow burn as Lennox run from his attraction to Ash having had a secret relationship that ended badly and is not used to being open about himself. Ash is determined though and gives Lennox the time he needs to come around to more happening between them, especially after the sweet kiss they share behind the food truck. They are forced to spend at
Smut Librarian
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Beth Bolden has created a vivid and colourful world with her Food Truck Warrior Series and book 4, Full Speed Ahead, adds a whole new element of suspense and intrigue to the fascinating collection. This book can certainly be read on its own but when read as part of the series, you certainly do gain deeper insight into the characters, events and relationships of the Food Truck collective.

Lennox is a stoic man and one who’s difficult to get to know. Ash is intrigued by the closed-off man and dete
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Food Truck Mystery and Romance!
Enjoyed this latest edition to the series! This one is an opposite's attract with Ash our Adorable Salad Truck guy and Lennox our big ex Military guy who works in Security. Lennox just cannot seem to stop getting Salads for lunch!!! Go Figure? Ash is happy and more open and Lennox is more closed off and hesitant due to a previously bad relationship experience. These two have a sweet connection with some push and pull due to circumstances and insecurities. We get bo
Jacquie Stewart
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Completely just me and my inability to connect with Lennox, but I didn't love, love it as much as I wanted to.
Lennox is closed off, repressed, sad and kinda lonely. For those reasons he works with Ash who is an utter sweetheart but it took me a long time to warm up to him.
I also had to roll my eyes at the utter stupidity of Ash's actions late on. The drama there felt a little forced.
There's this feeling of potential danger kinda lurking and that affected the romance for me. Still a good read an
Fernanda Parente
May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic book from the Food Truck Warriors series.
I confess that Lennox was never a character that caught my attention but he caught Ash's attention from the start
This was the book with a little mystery since it has a threat to Ash that Lennox will have to solve.
Along with the attraction and a relationship, the book is a surprise to the end
All the characters in the other books appear, especially Tony, always unpredictable
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite of the series. I liked Ash with his general sunshine attitude and Lennox with his moodier one that he actually hid his happiness behind.

There was a bit of a mystery (and tbh a moment late in the book where Ash suddenly because tstl lol) which always adds fun to a romance for me.

I will definitely read a book featuring Ren.

Also: how about a lesbian food truck? Enbies?
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Unlikely lovers

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, however, this story not as much as the previous books. Like some of the previous reviewers have said, I found it hard to believe in the MCs as lovers. There just wasn't a connection there, as far as I was concerned. I also didn't really understand Ash's motives, the whole mystery thing left me scratching my head somewhat 🤔 The reasoning behind it didn't make sense, not to me anyhoo.

I thought the premise was good, but somehow it didn't pan ou
Heather Rawlins
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved Full Speed Ahead. The Food Truck Warriors series is becoming one of my favourite series. I am totally biased, I love cooking/chef books as I used to cook but even if I knew nothing but the basics, I’d find these stories entertaining and interesting. I loved Lennox and Ash together. I liked that there wasn’t a whole lot of angst, but that there was a little mystery in the story. They were super hot, sexy but also honest and real and I loved all of it. The pace was so great. I just kept on ...more
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May 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Wow Book 4 of this series packs a punch with an intriguing twist and a mini mystery.

Lennox and Ash, months of flirting to friends to lovers to having a HEA.

I really enjoyed this read but this should be read as part of the series, not as a stand alone.
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Emily Hernandez
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't expecting this food truck romance to have such a captivating suspense plotline, but it was thrilling to see how Lennox, Ash, and the rest of the FTW dealt with the threat. 

Though Lennox's military background made him the perfect man to investigate the vandalism at the lot, his time served also made him cautious and reserved about showing affection publicly. It honestly took me a long time to figure him out, because he alternated between utter confidence in his ability to do his job and
Julie Underhill
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Full Speed Ahead: A Bodyguard Gay Romance (Food Truck Warriors Book 4) by Beth Bolden is a wonderful book if you like your love stories with found friends and some suspense. Ash owns a food truck at the Food Truck Warriors lot that serves amazing kinds of salads. He left his past behind and has some secrets. Life is going well for him and he has a secret crush on Lennox who comes to his truck for lunch several times a week. Lennox is a former SEAL whose career ended suddenly. All he wants to do ...more
Alison Daniels
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Every new book is better than the last! Lennox and Ash are such dynamic characters that we really have not learned a lot about in the previous books. After the first impression Lennox made in On A Roll, I really was not sure how his personality was going to come across but I am so glad we got to see behind the stoic mask he presents to the world. After everything he has been through, it was sweet to see him find a true partner in Ash. Though Ash has been in all the previous b ...more
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars - This was my favorite Food Truck Warriors book. I’ve been so curious about Lennox’s story, and was super excited when I saw he was a main character in this book. Going in, I was unsure about the suspense element, but I think it was really well done. The book definitely isn’t hot and heavy like the others in the series. We do get a couple fairly steamy scenes, and while I wish we had gotten more, it makes sense in the overall plot of the book. It was great seeing Lennox slowly open up ...more
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Buckle up and get ready for a roller coaster of a ride with the fourth installment of Food Truck Warriors. This can be read as a standalone, however many characters from the previous books in the series make appearances as well as some of the authors other books.Be prepared for a more angst ridden and mystery fir the storyline than in previous books in the series.
Lennox is the ultimate mystery man. No one knows much about him, especially if Lennox is his first or last name. When an act of vandal
Juniper Greer-Ashe
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book is part of one of my favorite series, and it’s a worthy addition to it. I loved seeing the characters from previous books, and the community built around the food lot is beautifully supportive and caring— a true family. Awesome characters, an interesting plot (a stalker, a mystery, a slowly building sense of danger)— there’s a lot to like about this story. My only real issue with the book, and I’m keeping this vague because spoilers are no one’s friend, is that one of the char
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
Full Speed Ahead is the fourth book in the Food Truck Warriors series by Beth Bolden. It's an enjoyable addition to this fun series.

That said, something kept me from fully loving this book. I just don't know what it is.

There's plenty of sweetness between Lennox and Ash, including the mutual attraction and cluelessness involved. Lennox's attraction to Ash has had him coming to buy salads for months. But when Ash needs his help, the two finally get a chance to be together.

This is a story with p
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Hopefully this isn’t the last we’ll see of the Food Truck Warrior family, but it was a nice wrap up of the major players (although I really hope that Ren finds his HEA someday). This story focuses on Ash and Lennox, who has been hanging around at Ash’s salad truck for months without actually making a move. He has ghosts from his past to conquer (discharged from the Seals by injury and a selfish ex that messed with his head), but Ash is worth it. When it seems as if there is a stalker at the food ...more
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Yes! We finally get to learn a little more about the mysterious and broody Lennox! We also have the ongoing story of the vandalism at the food truck lot and the mystery only deepens as it appears the vandal is targeting Ash, but why? Not even Ash can figure it out and that is getting under Lennox’s skin. Ash has quickly become important to him, even though he figured he would never be able to feel those kinds of emotions again. Lennox has been broken in the past but he is slowly realizing that h ...more
Faye K
Jun 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, m-m, ku-read
3.5 stars. A good start to the book and the 4th for the series.
I loved the connection between Lennox and Ash at the start as they become friends. Little hints of teasing and flirts as they get to know each other. A bit of trouble at the food truck group and security is ramped up. Lennox was still adjusting from military baggage even after years and was shy to dating.
As the story progresses it focuses on the trouble for Ash and it kinda lost me a bit.
All the guys in the food block are featured
May 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a great addition to the Food Truck Warriors series. Ash was sweet and a bit prickly, and he was a great match for the sexy but somewhat awkward Lennox. I didn't always think the best decision were made by the characters, but that honestly made things feel more real to me. Ash knew when he was making a truly terrible choice, but his heart demanded that he have hope, even if it was in vain. And I appreciated Lennox's thought processes as he finally let go of the pain and distrust caused b ...more
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I liked this, and this series. It has some suspense mixed in with finding love, friendship, and a sense of belonging. The Food Truck Warriors are a self made family, and it's awesome.

Ash has a salad truck, and Lennox is there all the time, even though he doesn't usually LIKE salads. Must be something that makes him come back for more! In a previous story, someone had graffitied a table on the lot, and things escalate quite a bit on that front. It's like a whodunit, everyone could be a suspect, b
Sarita Chapdelaine
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Full Speed Ahead is another great addition to the Food Truck Warriors series and I really enjoyed it. It is well written, sweet, funny, the characters are wonderful and I like the storyline. Lennox is amazing and I love how he pushed himself out of his comfort zone after meeting Ash. They are exactly what the other needs and I like how supportive and caring they are with each other and their friends. Even though they are dealing with a serious issue they still find the time to be together and I ...more
I love a well written romantic suspense! Beth certainly delivers. She throws in enough humor and snappy dialogue to lighten the tense story line. Her characters have depth, all except for one, who has been worn down by years of mental abuse. Such a sad situation there.

While Lennox has been in a relationship that was painful in th past, he opens up beautifully to his attraction to Ash. Who wouldn't. Ash's got the best personality and values his friends and is totally dedicated to his career. Best
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A lifelong Oregonian, Beth Bolden has just recently moved to North Carolina with her supportive husband and their sweet kitten, Earl Grey. Beth still believes in Keeping Portland Weird, and intends to be just as weird in Raleigh.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestse

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