Backstreets (Hot Wire #2) by Kat Cassidy



“Where there’s nothing to gain and everything to lose.”

It’s modest, but after a lifetime spent barely holding on, former car thief Peter Bauer is proud of what he’s managed to achieve. He’s got a legal, legitimate job as a mechanic, a firm grasp on his addictions, and a steady relationship with Nikos Petrakis—stable, handsome, and recently widowed. Nothing is going to upset that, not the ever-present memory of Nik’s wife, not the claustrophobia Peter is starting to feel trapped in domestic bliss, not even the sudden reappearance of Peter’s ex—the sexy and dangerous Stavros Giannopoulos.

But when Nik’s daughter goes missing, Peter will be forced back into the seedy underbelly of the LA crime world, where anything goes. Can his and Nik’s relationship survive? Can Peter?

Backstreets is the second book in Kat Cassidy’s Hot Wire series which contains themes of crime, suspense, family drama, hurt/comfort, dark humor, addiction, and abuse. It should not be read as a standalone.


Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Length: 48,000 words approx.

Hot Wire Series

Book #1 – Night Moves – Amazon US | Amazon UK


Backstreets by Kat Cassidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Peter and Nick have sort of-maybe, settled in together. Peter works at Nik’s fairly successful car repair shop. So what if Nik hasn’t removed his wife’s pictures or cleaned out a drawer so Peter doesn’t have to live out of a duffle bag. It’s not ideal, but Peter is determined to make it with Nik. When Nik tells him he loves him, Peter can’t say it back.

Then Nik’s daughter Mia is kidnapped, thrusting Peter back into the world he worked so hard to get out of. Surprisingly enough, Peter’s sister helps him to try and find Nik’s little girl. Time is not on their side as they try to discover just who took her.

This book introduced some new characters. Most of them bad guys. I loved Nik’s sister, she was a great foil for Peter. I really liked their interactions. Olivia (Peter’s sister) was still not likable, even as she was helping search for Mia, she still took every opportunity to make him feel like less. I liked this addition to the series.

Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.

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About The Author

Kat Cassidy is a romance novelist. She’s a dreamer, a schemer and, above all else, a believer in true love. She lives in Canada with her husband and her lovable mutt, and she likes loud guitars and strong IPAs.

Her debut novel, Night Moves, has been nominated for the Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards Best of 2018 for both Best Debut Book and Best Main Character.



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