Scrap (The Bristol Collection #3) by Josephine Myles
When things come to a head, there’s nowhere to go but down… On the surface, Derek “Call Me Dare” Nelson’s life is simple, doing up custom campervans while living in a slightly illegal caravan in his riverfront yard.
When a handsome, smooth-talking developer offers to buy the land out from under his feet, Dare realizes it’s the same man he had to escort home from a party months ago for causing a drunken scene. Grant Matravers lives a double life, attempting to adjust to weekends as a single, divorced gay man while staying closeted at work. The strain of keeping up the part-time pretense, missing his kids, and now a problematic attraction to the shave-headed, tattooed Dare, has worn his emotional barriers dangerously thin. Dare blasts through those barriers in a way Grant isn’t prepared for, challenging everything he thought he knew about himself as a gay man. But as their chemistry heats up and the intimacy between them grows, Grant edges toward a decision that could blow up in his face. Exposing a hornet’s nest of complications that could destroy any chance for happily ever after.
Scrap (The Bristol Collection #3)
I have been enjoying this series; this has to be my favourite of three books in The Bristol Collection.
Dare is big, bald and covered in tattoo’s, he restores camper vans in his riverfront yard, Grant works for the developer who want to buy Dare’s yard. He is also Mas’s very closeted, married ex with two little girls.
The two met one night a few months ago when Grant was drunk and Dare took him home. Grant doesn’t remember Dare until the night in question is mentioned. The sexual tension and lust that floats around when the two are together is sizzling. The only problem is they are both tops, the battle of the two tops makes an interesting, fun read.
Through parts of this book I did want to give Grant a shake and tell him to wake up. He can be so stuck up and la-de-da where Dare is so down to earth. I did think the confrontation with Grants boss was too funny; it reminded me of the play ground… my friends are bigger than yours…lol. The pompous ass needed bringing down a peg or two.
The fireworks between these two is fun, I did wonder who would give in first, the sex is off the chart hot as always with this authors books. I do love the typical British writing Style that Josephine has, the slang words when used always makes me giggle.
A great book with a fantastic storyline which just goes to show opposites can attract. The two families and the other sub characters help make the book much more interesting and feel very real.