Review: Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3) by Z.A. Maxfield

Hell on WheelsCharacters can make or break any book, but especially romances, and the characters in this book shined. Though both of them come from worlds far from my experience, Nash and Spencer were guys I could relate to, guys I could cheer for. And even better, neither of them existed in a vacuum. Their decisions regarding each other affected more than just themselves, and Nash’s family and Spencer’s entourage were just as three-dimensional and interesting as the book’s heroes. 

Because of Spencer’s role in Bluewater Bay, the conflict regarding the fate of his relationship with Nash had me on the edge of my seat. Ironically, I’m not sure I even like how things resolved, but it makes sense in the context of how the characters were portrayed.

I laughed out loud multiple times while reading this, which always gives books points in my favor. I especially liked the representation of a character with a disability who is treated with respect and not defined by her disability, even when her disability is the source of conflict within the story.

Two more characters I hope to peek in on as my time in Bluewater Bay continues.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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