Release Day Review by DMac: Running Hot, by Yolande Kleinn


Running Hot, by Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 10, 2016

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


kleinn-yolande-running-hotKurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it’s because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn’t dream of coming between them, he can’t help being drawn to Shane himself…. Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn’t.

One night everything changes. Kurt doesn’t reciprocate Shane’s kiss—he’s got no intention of stealing his sister’s man—but when he tells Lena what happened, she can’t believe how thick her brother is. She’s not the reason Shane’s been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it’s on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn’t blown his chance for good.


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Short Novella



This book was a quick, delightful read so this review is going to be short and sweet. In the book there was a lot of pining (seemingly one sided) until Shane kisses Kurt and Kurt blows a fuse (PUN INTENDED).

Despite the shortness of the book (50 pages!) it was as fulfilling as a good full length book. I feel like I got to know the three main characters: Lena, Kurt, and Shane; as well as develop a fondness for them. It made it easy to be Team!Kurt+Shane because Kleinn developed the characters and showed their affection for each other very clearly.

There is some angst and pining but no major drama and a happy ending so if you are into fluff and happy romances then this book is for you.

I personally would read more if the author made this into a series. I’d love to read more about Shane and Kurt or new characters from the shop. The only downer was the length of the book but I feel like the quality more than made up for that.


Yolande Kleinn is a shameless dreamer, a stubborn optimist, and a purveyor of erotic romance. Excitable, fastidious and just a little eclectic, she spends every spare moment writing the stories she wants to read. If she can drag other people into the pool along with her, then so much the better.

Buy Running Hot from:

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