Team Orders by RJ Scott (Lights Out Book 1)

RJ Scott kicks off the multi-author Lights Out series with Team Orders.  Following a pair of Formula 1 drivers - veteran and rookie - as they find their way around working together and potentially being together while not coming out...

From the blurb:

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.

Heather's Review:

I used to watch F1 every weekend with hubby and I was excited to see the Lights Out series promos when this series started being promoted and I wasn't disappointed at all reading Team Orders!  The attention to detail in the racing scenes, along with a lovely secret relationship, a dash of angst and some hurt/comfort and mentorship made this book flow and I read it all in one sitting!

Whether you like racing or not, you'll appreciate the story though... if you like a mentorship/small age gap relationship that could damage their careers if found out...  Please do heed the trigger warning, as the major crash and aftermath could be triggering for someone.

Rating: 5 Stars

Team Orders is available in e-book format and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.