I finished Shifting Gears by Jayne Rylon around 2 this morning. I enjoyed this one very much. While not quite as good as Driven it was just as smooth and fast paced. It was a very good story and the characters were as hot and believable as in Driven. This was the story of Mark and Sloan. Mark is Sebastian's navigator for the races and the two men are as close as brothers. Mark has been almost jealous of the love and happines that Sebastian found with Lynn. Tired of the meaningless relationships that have always been OK before, Mark longs for a woman of his own. He's secretly harbored a desire for the older but lovely Sloan, Public Relations rep for the racing teams. Sloan is married though and Mark won't interfere in a marriage. Sloan, recently divorced, has always noticed Sebastian & Mark but believes herself too old and way below these hot studs radar. Recently out of a very hurtful divorce, Sloan is not looking for forever. Men are pains and that's the last thing she needs in her life at this time. But when she meets Lynn and comes in close contact with Sebastian and the every present Mark she can't help but feel the attraction to the younger man. Lynn introduces her to the Tempt the Cougar blog and things pick up from there. A hot fling could be just the thing to pick up her spirits but just a fling isn't what Mark wants. The sex is hot the emotions electric and now all Mark has to do is get Sloan to see that a younger man can give here everything she needs. Even if she doesn't realize she needs it.
A standalone book in the Cougar Challenge series, this book picks up the story of Mark Rossi (introduced in Driven). Books in the Cougar Challenge series do not have to be read in order to be enjoyed.
Mark envies his friend Sebastian and the Cougar who tamed him. For years he’s had his eye on a sexy, older, married woman. Despite his and Bastian’s sexual adventures, he refuses to poach outside his steamy fantasies.
Sloan travels with the race car drivers as the league’s publicist. Living abroad can be lonely, especially when touring somewhere like China—where beautiful landscapes surround them but language and cultural barriers are high. Until she meets Lynn, who shares her love of erotic romances. In Lynn, she gains more than a friend because sexy-as-sin navigator Mark is never far from the Cougar and her fiancé, making Sloan wonder if it’s time rejoin the dating scene after a nasty divorce.
When Lynn notices the chemistry between Mark and Sloan, she issues the Cougar Challenge. Sloan never imagined she might grant her younger lover the strength to explore the sexual tension that has been building between him and his friend since their Cougars entered their lives.
Four friends, two couples, one night none of them will forget.
Reader Advisory: Novel contains a f/m/m/f ménage.