Beyond the Grill

Justin Walker is used to being the hookup but never the boyfriend, and that s okay Justin has goals he might sling burgers by night and work on his car by day, but he has plans to go to school and make a life for himself He also has a few friends and loving parents What could a guy ask for Hot, muscular, manly Shane Steel is a walking wet dream Justin fantasizes aJustin Walker is used to being the hookup but never the boyfriend, and that s okay Justin has goals he might sling burgers by night and work on his car by day, but he has plans to go to school and make a life for himself He also has a few friends and loving parents What could a guy ask for Hot, muscular, manly Shane Steel is a walking wet dream Justin fantasizes about having Shane as than a casual acquaintance, and one night he works up the courage to flirt with Shane To his surprise and terror Shane is interested Very interested.As they bond over their love of cars and drag racing, Justin begins to believe he can be to Shane than a side guy Too bad Shane s manipulative and dangerous ex is dead set against letting that happen.
Beyond the Grill Justin Walker is used to being the hookup but never the boyfriend and that s okay Justin has goals he might sling burgers by night and work on his car by day but he has plans to go to school and mak

  • Title: Beyond the Grill
  • Author: Tracey Michael
  • ISBN: 9781634777537
  • Page: 311
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Beyond the Grill”

    1. Two Hearts--Based on the blurb, I thought I was going to get a redeemed cumdump romance novella. I was hopeful for a reformed cum dumpster who doesn't know their worth, and they finally realize it on their own and also rebuild self esteem to find love. (Without a magic penis please.) Alas that wasn't to be found here.In fact, it barely delivers the blurb.Justin is (who knows how old) but he works in a fast food chain as an assistant manager and learned to fix cars because he read a manual. He fl [...]

    2. Justin and Shane hang with the same crowd and play Street Fighter at the mall arcade occasionally, but don't know each other well. One night Shane stops by the burger joint where Justin works, they talk (and flirt a bit), and after Justin leaves work, he finds Shane by Justin's '69 Mustang, waiting to take him to Denny's for breakfast. Turns out Justin is a gearhead like Shane, who owns his own garage, and before too long they start dating.The pace of the story is fairly sedate as Shane and Just [...]

    3. Hot cars and even hotter men could I not.If you're looking at this cover which is very nice and sexy by the way and it's got you thinking about Paul Walker and Vin Diesel don't sweat it because 1. you're probably not alone and 2. it'll all be clear when you read the books dedication's to them.I knew I was going to read this one as soon as I saw that coverhot cars and hotter menally, how could I not? Plus we've got a friends to lovers thing going on hereriously things were looking good for this o [...]

    4. I hate to say it, but Beyond the Grill is one case where the blurb is more exciting than the story itself and I struggle to find something good to say about it. I think I had a big issue with the writing – there isn’t enough characterization and relationship building. It felt on the humdrum side of storytelling as well.I felt like I was being shoved into a story without context, where any development resided solely in the author’s head. I didn’t get any background information about eithe [...]

    5. *I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*The romance part of this story was adorable. I loved Justin and Shane and them together just worked. Like the blurb said, Justin wasn’t the kind of guy that guys stuck around for. We don’t see that part, but his low self-esteem and “kicked puppy syndrome” -his words…ows us that he’s not used to guys doing things for him and giving him the attention that he craved and deserved. He’s sweet and shy and [...]

    6. **).•.•*) .•*)(.• (.•`*Always the groomsman, never the groom.Was he not good enough for HEA? Was he destined to be the side chick-er-guy forever?Justin had spent his entire sexual life as the one to play not stay. Men never kept him, and he was alright with that to a certain level. Meeting Shane turned his whole life around. Shane was Vin Diesel and an alpha rolled up in one. A walking wet dream. And Justin wanted to be wanted by him. So when Shane suggested they hung out together, Jus [...]

    7. I was really, really enjoying the beginning of this short story. I loved the age – early twenties – two average guys – a little (normal) insecurities, some friends to lovers action, maybe a little geek/jock action. Nice. I loved these guys and thought they were great MCs and looked to be a really cute couple.The first red flag came when Shane bought a guy he’s trying to impress a new car stereo before even asking him on a date. Whoa. That would freak me out. Those are expensive and even [...]

    8. Book: Beyond the GrillAuthor: Tracy MichaelRating: 4 StarsThe best thing about reading new to me authors is that first time reading their story it’s like you are getting to know the writer; who they are and their style. Most times, for me, it typically ends well (sometimes extremely well) and I will be reading more of their work others not so much. What I found with Tracy is that her style is sweet and romantic stories which I could always use more of. Like little pick me up stories that aren [...]

    9. Wonderful readI enjoyed this story from the first page to the epilogue. I found it hard to put down until I knew they had their hea.

    10. If you are interested in reading this book for the whole car/racing aspect of it, don’t bother. Actually just don’t bother reading this at all. It is an incredibly two dimensional book with bland characters that are poorly developed and tons of wooden dialogue that accompany schizophrenic plot points. The book starts with them bonding at the arcade and mentions a bunch of their common friends that for some reason never show up the rest of the book. Shane and Justin don't even go back to any [...]

    11. This was a great short story. I have to admit there was a few times that I got upset while I was reading it and wanted to hit one of the guys in this story. Justin is this sweet, sensitive guy that wants to go to college and work a youth center and help kids. I don't think that he is very confident in who he is and I think the one thing he wants more then to work at the youth center would be to find the person that he could love and would love him. He does not want to be someone's hook up any mo [...]

    12. A Joyfully Jay review. 3.25 starsBeyond the Grill had some potential, and I really wanted to like it. I really enjoy friends to lovers stories, and this one started out well enough. Justin and Shane are casual friends who sometimes meet up and play video games against each other at the arcade in the mall. Sometimes it was with a bigger group of friends, and sometimes it was just the two of them. I was happy to see Shane stop at the burger place to see Justin and seeing them go out for dinner.Aft [...]

    13. I'm a huge fan of plots that allow you to see the perfectly imperfect flaws of their protagonists. I want to 'see', 'feel' and 'know' what makes them tick, how they see themselves as opposed to how the other characters do.Ms. Michael does not disappoint in this regard. Her honest descriptions of the alpha male vs hesitant, uncertain one puts a spotlight on a trope that can't be captured fluidly or easily and still allow the reader to experience the spectrum of a character's growth without gettin [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *