4 Stars for Running Hot by Yolande Kleinn #MM #Romance @yolandekleinn @Dreamspinners

CoverTitle: Running Hot
Author Name & Publisher: Yolande Kleinn (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 10, 2016 – 50 pgs


Kurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it’s because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn’t dream of coming between them, he can’t help being drawn to Shane himself…. Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn’t.

One night everything changes. Kurt doesn’t reciprocate Shane’s kiss—he’s got no intention of stealing his sister’s man—but when he tells Lena what happened, she can’t believe how thick her brother is. She’s not the reason Shane’s been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it’s on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn’t blown his chance for good.

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 FourStarsThis was a sweet short look in to the lives of Kurt, Lena and Shane.  I would not consider this really a story – it was more of a glimpse in to something that would make a much larger story.

That being said, I did enjoy the quick snapshot.  Lena was amazing – she’s funny, snarky, pushy, loving and all the things that a twin sister should be.  She loves Kurt and wants to see him happy.

Then you have Kurt – he’s kind of the stereotypical guy in that he’s oblivious to a lot of hints.  He doesn’t want to step on toes, but can’t help his attraction to Shane.

It’s actually fairly sweet how Kurt tries to protect Lena.  It’s how a brother and sister should look out for each other.

When all is said and done, the attraction is so much, both are overcome.  However, the communication among the characters is poor and only Lena can help clear it all up.  It was sweet, hot, funny and definitely left the reader wanting to know more about this awesome garage family.



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Yolande Kleinn is a shameless dreamer, a stubborn optimist, and a purveyor of erotic romance. Excitable, fastidious and just a little eclectic, she spends every spare moment writing the stories she wants to read. If she can drag other people into the pool along with her, then so much the better.

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