Mini Review: Drive Your Truck by Julia Talbot
Publish Date: January 28, 2015
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher
Home on compassionate leave for his brother’s funeral, Navy SEAL Garrison Matthews needs to blow off a lot of stress and grief before he returns to active duty. In honor of his brother, he takes Bettie, the brothers’ souped-up vintage truck, out for a spin. A bit of an adrenaline junkie, Garrison has no problem finding trouble. This time trouble’s named Walt, and he happens to be Garrison’s sister-in-law’s brother.
Neither man expects their fun to amount to anything else, but after an injury sends Garrison home for good, he turns to Walt, hoping to start a new life. Walt is a closeted sheriff’s deputy, and while he adores Garrison, he isn’t sure he’s ready to come out… or for such a big commitment. Being fresh out of the service isn’t easy on Garrison either. To find their happy ending, Walt and Garrison must overcome their trust issues and get ready to settle down together.
This was kind of short and sweet. Things moved fast but I liked these men together and I thought they had good chemistry together. The sex scenes were hot but I actually liked the quiet moments the best where the two of them were roommates and just getting to know each other past the physical attraction.
This was a pretty simple story about a family dealing with lose and grief in their own ways. I really liked how it ended and I liked how Walt dealt with his desire to be with Garrison. There’s definitely a point where you need to make a decision about changes in your life and decide how you want to live it.
I’m giving Drive Your Truck a C+