When tragedy strikes and team orders are called for, will Archie and Noah’s love survive the fallout?
Noah is devastated when his best friend is badly hurt in a fiery crash, and shocked when the team’s rookie steps up to take Augusto’s place. Not only is Archie inexperienced on the track, but he’s a threat to Noah’s heart when giving in to lust and passion could only end badly. Caught in the chaos of Formula 1, and despite being terrified of losing everything, Noah falls for Archie one passionate but secret moment at a time.
In his rookie F1 season as Deacon-Graaf’s reserve driver, Archie is called up to cover for an injured driver. He’s determined to earn a permanent place in a team, but for now he’s thrilled that he’s driving alongside his idol, Noah. Falling for his teammate is as simple as breathing, but their romance threatens to expose them to a media frenzy, leaving Archie facing a stark choice — love or career.
This M/M romance from RJ Scott features teammates, a secret affair, hurt/comfort, and is set in the high octane world of Formula 1 featuring fast cars, driving at the limit, spectacular crashes, heated rivalries, and of course, a HEA.
Please note, ‘Team Orders‘ contains details of a serious motorsport accident and subsequent fire.
Each book in the Lights Out collection is a standalone story, and the books can be read in any order.
New series! Shared world! Formula One!
Ok, car racing has always seemed boring to me. Watching the same cars go around and around and around. But that is as a spectator. Reading it from the point of view of a driver changed things for me a lot.
F1 racing, and let’s be serious, NASCAR, etc are not what you would call accepting of the LGBT+ population. I mean, it’s a MANLY sport, right? Eye roll. This book does not ignore that reality and why it is. I really appreciated it. Normally it’s a locker room thing. This is about sponsorship which is in the millions. And countries where even being gay is illegal. It’s really sad.
ANYWAY. On to the good stuff.
Archie and Noah are a good match. They sort of butt heads at the beginning after an accident, but neither back down. Which was fun to watch being that Archie was a rookie with a tenuous hold on the position he was handed and Noah is a veteran hoping for a podium.
There’s a lot going on with the politics of racing which puts both guys in a tough position. Add to that some scuttlebutt of them being seen together outside of racing. Not in a compromising position, but still.
Admittedly my eyes crossed a little with the technical F1 racing stuff. But I kept reading because I liked the dynamic between Archie and Noah. And I liked them as characters. No one had a chip on their shoulder. No one was a jerk. Ok, Noah was a little bit of a jerk toward the beginning. But he got over it fast.
I also liked that Archie had a sounding board with his brother. They had no secrets, but AJ also told him like it was. No beating around the bush there.
If you come for the F1 racing, stay for the guys. If you come for the guys, enjoy the racing. I learned a few things.
4 pieces of eye candy