Lube Job (Big Bull Mechanics Book 5) by K.M. Neuhold

Sadly it's time to say goodbye to Big Bull Mechanics with LUBE JOB but wow K.M. Neuhold has pulled out all the stops with with this final chapter of these unique men. K.M. NEUHOLD has proven yet again she can write all sexualities with heart, soul and heat!

From the blurb:

The only thing bigger than Riggs’ attitude is his tool… And only one of those problems can be solved with more lube…

There's no tragic backstory or closet stuffed full of skeletons from relationships’ past. I've just never been
very good at the “very special episode” sh*t. If you're looking for a shoulder to cry on, may I suggest a therapist?

Casual fun with my emotionally stunted, overgrown frat boy roommate slash co-worker should be perfect, right? Shep seems to be just as allergic to commitment as I am to emotions, but that doesn't mean we don't need our stroker rods serviced, if you catch my drift.

Now if he'll just stop looking at me with those dopey puppy dog eyes while I'm elbow deep in a diesel engine, and making my stomach flip with that smile of his, that would be great…

Molly Otto's Review:

Kyleen has proven yet again she is able to write all sexual identities in a not only relatable but heartfelt way.  

Riggs is a prickly twink that instills fear amongst the big bull mechanics even though he's half their size by being is openly beautiful growly self. Shep is one of those who lives for the one night stand yet is still lovable, when these two share a space what could go wrong?  

The chemistry is top notch, the banter is so good that you can't help but lol and smile the whole ride. 

Lube Job is the perfect way to conclude yet another memorable series from Kyleen.

Rating: 5 Stars

SNik's Review:

Fifth in series (Big Bull Mechanics), might be more fun if read in order due to the continuing shared secondary characters. Coworkers/roommates to lovers. Dual POV. 

Friends and coworkers, Riggs and Shep are on the same page, neither is looking to date or have a romantic relationship with someone, and they don’t judge each other. Riggs has never felt those shmoopy feelings people talk about and he’s okay with that, and although it took a minute to warm up to his character, Riggs has a self confidence and hidden soft side that eventually draws you in. 

Once Riggs moves in and Shep has his best friend with a big side of steamy times, Shep realizes that if he could he would keep that relationship going forever. The strong friendship and the ease in which they slide into more was so fun to read, both Riggs and Shep happy to start something casual but having to come to terms with wanting something more. 

The appreciation, acceptance and caring that both Riggs and Shep feel towards each other brought out the full on romance feels. 

So sad that this series is ending but can’t wait for another possible spin-off from the author. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Sheena's Review:

Ever since I met Riggs way back in the first book (I think it was), I wanted - no - needed his story and it didn't disappoint. While you can read this as a standalone I don't know why you'd want to, so much more is added if you've read the others in the series first. This might be my absolute favorite of the whole series, after Steele and Porter.

First thing I want to say is - Aromantic representation! This isn't something I ever remember seeing in a book before and I loved it. I don't really know what I expected from Riggs and Shep's book but this was far more cuddly and soft than I thought it would be - and I was here for it. I loved how they were with each other, Shep accepting Riggs as he was, and realizing he was everything he never knew he wanted. It was refreshingly no angst, no hidden trauma in their history, just two men who act on their attraction to either and realize it's more than just lust. I was here for all the shenanigans of warning off potential lovers too, and the appearance of cuddly bunny Riggs was hilarious too.

This was everything, and I absolutely loved it. I'm sad it's the end of the Big Bull Mechanics because I've loved this series, but I do look forward to more in this world - and town - and I'm sure we'll see the boys in future.

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐞. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞."

Lube job is hands down my favorite of the series! Riggs is precious. No, really, he is. Prickly, but precious and I just loved how Shep came to adore both sides of him. That's something Riggs has never had. A person who accepts that sometimes he can be kind of an asshole yet loves him in spite of it, or maybe even because of it. It made reading this book so much fun seeing how flustered it would make Riggs when Shep would just brush off one of his scathing remarks.

"𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐞𝐬. 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝? 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲.
𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐈 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬... 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞, 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫?"

Shep and Riggs were one of those couples who don't actually realize they are a couple. They live together. They commute to work together. And when they get home from said work they spend their time chillin on the couch together, or you know, having really hot sex. Honestly, the steam was top notch for me in this one.

"𝐈𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐜𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦."

With Riggs' personality you may think there might not be as much feels in this one, but you'd be wrong. I think that Riggs felt deeply, he just didn't know how to actually put his feelings into words because he didn't quite understand them himself. Shep was a surprise because yes he may be a himbo, but he isn't afraid to be honest about his emotions for the most part. He recognized that things between them were definitely more than casual pretty early on and instead of full blown panic he just sort of went with it. It was really cute and I think his low pressure way of dealing with things helped with Riggs' coming to terms with their status as well.

I must mention the epilogue because it was just so them and was a wonderful ending for the series. We meet quite a few new faces in Lube Job and I'm hoping to see many of them again in the spin off series. Tattooed Bikers? Enough said.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

I appreciate the ARO rep in this story so much, but for me it meant that I didn't connect with the characters in the same way that I often do with Kyleen's books.  I had a harder time seeing them come together, but that struggle helped me to see what some of the struggles the characters faced in understanding the signals from each other... and honestly, I think that means it was incredibly well written that I could feel the frustration and some of the lack of emotional response!  I love that it's a coworking friends to roommates to lovers story and the cockblocking maneuvers!

Is this a typical romance?  Nope, but that's exactly why it's so much more... the struggle is real for some people and this book helped me to see it more clearly!

Rating: 5 Stars

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