After inheriting a junkyard and
transforming it into a classic car business, Jeff Castle is
in need of some help. Though he normally wouldn't pick up a
hitchhiker, he pulls over for a scruffy-looking man he sees
on the side of the road. Despite the man's rough
appearance, Jeff offers him a job and a place to stay.
After spending several years in jail,
Mike jumps at the opportunity for work and a place to stay.
As a former racer and mechanic, Jeff's place is right up his
alley. Having a kind and attractive boss is just a bonus,
even if he doesn't think anything will come of it. Can Jeff
show Mike he could have a wonderful future ahead of him?
Muscle Car Man is a
quick, sweet little tale of second chances and finding
romance when you least expect it. Both Jeff and Mike were
likeable characters, easy to sympathize with. The conflicts
they faced were interesting, and Mike's attempt to reclaim
his life was believable. My complaint was that everything
was condensed, leaving me wanting to know more about Mike
and Jeff's pasts. I think I could have felt more deeply
connected to the characters if they were more fleshed out.
The ending was also a bit too perfect given the short amount
of time the men had known each other. Even so, Muscle
Car Man was an enjoyable story.