Devlin Young grew up riding to the biker rallies with his free wheeling parents. Now that he’s an adult he is eager to experience Sturgis on his own. Joining up with a local biker group called The Leather Boys, he meets Sam Rhodes, a web designer, and it was an instant attraction for Dev. Gradually feeling Sam out Dev discovers that the attraction is mutual and thinks that this ride to Sturgis may turn into a wild one in more than one way. But, Sam isn’t willing to be open at the rally; he fears the repercussions that they would probably face in such a testosterone laden atmosphere. Can Sam convince Dev that it’s worth it to keep their feelings under wraps for a week, or will Dev wind up getting them hurt?
This is the fourth book in G.A. Hauser’s Men in Motion series. They do not need to be read in order; they are connected only by the theme of the men being involved with some mode of transportation, from airplanes to motorcycles.
While I certainly enjoyed Leather Boys there were a few things that bothered me. In the beginning Devlin was my favorite character, hot, young, eager to be experience the freedom of being on a bike and riding where the wind blew. But, that quickly changed as the story went on, Devlin’s inability to see how his actions could jeopardize not only himself but Sam really got to me. Even after he was shown the error of his way he still didn’t seem to grasp the reality of the situation. I wanted to smack him around a few times. Sam, who started as a sort of nonentity for me, rapidly grew to have my sympathy. Where Dev called him a wimp, I called him smart. I wasn’t quite sure what the attraction between the two was, beyond them both being hot, virile, men. But, by the end I got it. Tony, a character that I began hating soon grew to have my sympathy and added to my growing dislike of Dev. As a man who had been in the same situation himself, Dev should have had more sympathy and compassion. I can’t say much without giving away a major plot point, but as much as I liked the story there were times I wanted to shake the characters. I can’t wait for the next book in the Men in Motion series.