Wrench in the Engine

A.M. Halford
Wrench in the Engine
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
February 2017
Book 3 of Galaxia Pirates
Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Steven, the head mechanic of the pirate ship Galaxia, is frustrated that he is unable to repair the ship's engines on his own. He's further irritated when his captain hires outside help to assist him.

Chris is one of the two original creators of the engines used on the Galaxia, but he's been retired—so to speak—for years now. When Steven arrives requesting his help, Chris is instantly intrigued by the young man and takes the job just to get a chance at him. Before they can even start, however, the Galaxia comes under attack by the military, and Chris is identified as a deserter.

With no choice, Chris joins the crew and sets out to find a way to fix the engines and avoid his own arrest. During the trip, Chris and Steven must come to terms with their mutual attraction—and whether or not to act on it.

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Jan 20, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
82 people found the following review helpful
WRENCH IN THE ENGINE is the third book in the Galaxia Pirates series, and we continue where we left off. The Galaxia is in danger from her engine exploding (or something else equally as bad!) and the only one who can help is someone called Chris, who just happened to build the thing in the first place. Stephen is the head mechanic who loves his engines, and wants nothing more but to go back to them. Unfortunately, although he hates human interaction/touch, he has to be involved if he wants his engine fixed.

This book was heading towards a 5-star as I loved the interaction between Chris and Stephen. The matching up of Stephen loving metal and Chris having it was perfect. Both of them loved engines and had plenty in common. The thing that stopped it from being 5-stars for me was Stephen's reaction to being around water and going back to his home planet. For such a severe reaction, not much was actually said about it. And what was said wasn't enough to garner the reaction that Stephen gave. I would have loved to heard more about his past, and why he reacted that way.

On the whole though, this book is written very smoothly, in A.M. Halford's style. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and the pacing was perfect for the story. Like I said, for me, just that one niggle. That was it. You may find it different, so why not give it a go for yourself? Absolutely recommended by me.
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