Thursday, June 15, 2023

Drive Back to You by CD Rachels Blog Tour

Release Tour. CD Rachels’ Formula Q Book 3. Drive Back to You.

Formula Q is the fastest motorsport in the world. Only the highest-performing athletes can make it to the grid. They drive fast, work hard, and play hard, but off-camera, anything goes.

The public knows me as Daisuke Matsuro, aka ‘Kid Dynamo,’ the rookie driver from Japan. What no one knows is how close I was to one other driver on the grid growing up.

As a teenager, Robesy Robespierre was everything to me. He was my best friend, we were closer than brothers, but I pushed him away. Now, we’re neighbors who race against each other in front of the whole world. I want a second chance more than anything, but he hates my guts.

Over time, though, that old familiar spark returns between us. After a series of unthinkable life changes, Robesy and I become closer than ever. Nothing in my world will ever be the same, but I refuse to move on without earning his forgiveness.

I thought my dream was to be a professional Formula Q driver. Now, though, all I want is to drive back to Robesy. He’s my home, this is our race, and everything is on the line.

Drive Back to You is a male/male motorsports romance novel. It involves best-friends-turned-enemies-turned-lovers, card games, sexual awakenings, rooftop pool dates, a romance that has been ten years in the making, and yes, lots of racing action worldwide. It is book three of a series, has a HEA, and can be read as a standalone.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Formula Q series!
For book one, Drive to Thrive, click HERE.
For book two, Drive to Feel Alive, click HERE.


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Drive Back to You by CD Rachels

Book 3
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“You uh… you were baking?” Daisuke points to the dish rag in my lap.

Berto and Hunter still aren’t paying attention as game music blares from the speakers. “No,” I reply. “I was… blowing my nose in this. Boom.” I toss it at his shoulder. “Voila. Now you are sick.”

Daisuke stares at me in shock before his face softens. I frown at him in faux-anger with plenty of real anger laced in there.

Daisuke folds the rag in his lap, seemingly content with this weird olive branch I’ve offered. “Worst Christmas gift ever,” he says.

Before my face can actually crack up, Berto and Hunter turn back to us.

“Hey, so we can play a game while we wait for the cookies to cool,” Berto says.

“Yeah we can…” Hunter pauses and looks between us on the couch. “Did you two meet already?”

“Yes,” I say as Daisuke says, “No.”

I glance at him then add, “We were at your Thanksgiving thing.”

“Right, that’s what you meant,” Daisuke says. “We were… both there.”

Hunter’s blue eyes dart between the two of us. Berto might be naive, but his boyfriend is a perceptive guy; he’s like a counselor or something, and Berto claims he’s the “smartest, coolest guy ever.”

“I read that you two grew up in Montreal,” Hunter says, carefully choosing his words. “Are you guys friends?”

“No,” I say, just as Daisuke says, “Yes.”

We fully rotate to glance at each other. We used to be able to read each other’s minds, and now we’re both in sync, yet completely off at the same time. “We’re not friends… we’re competitors. Because he’s driving for McLuther now.”

“Eh, that’s for the season,” Berto says, picking up cards. “Tonight we’re all mates.” Daisuke looks relieved, but Hunter seems dubious about my response. My former best friend and I are going to need to work things out in order to exist in the same circles.



I brush my nose against his, but he’s still not moving or making any noise. I kiss the left side of his mouth. “You told me you want all of your tomorrows with me, Robesy.” I kiss the right side. “Well, I want all of my tomorrows with you, too.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in this high-octane series, and another very enjoyable read.

For me, the biggest theme in this story is how love is love, and attraction is very much a person thing, rather than necessarily of gender. As 'Dice' joins Formula Q and returns to the ambit of his teenage best friend, 'Roll,' he discovers both what is missing in his life, and the why. As we get both sides of the story, we know that there are some revelations to come, but being in the mind of a man who chose not to even consider bucking his father's will, it is both sad and sweet to watch the light dawn. There is also an important thread about mental health running through this book, which I felt was carefully addressed.

As they navigate their relationship, their families, and their Formula Q fame, these two make for a very appealing couple. A really good round out to the trilogy, with the bonus of meeting up with earlier couples and seeing how life has been moving forward for them too.



Daisuke Matsuro is kissing me, and for the first time, I’m allowing myself to enjoy it. I taste his sweet kiss, guide my tongue into his mouth, and moan into him. Everything I’ve ever dreamed of is right here on this hotel couch, and damn if it wasn’t worth the wait.


Author Bio

CD Rachels. Male-Male Romance Author.

CD RACHELS has been coming up with stories since he was little. First, it was fanfiction, then YA queer novels, and now he's moved up to the big leagues of adult MM romance. In 2020 during quarantine, he burned through more male/male romance books than he ever had in the previous 29 years combined.

He believes there aren't enough BIPOC MC's in MM romance, and he's on a mission to change that. He lives in New York City with the love of his life and works in health insurance. If you're reading this, he's honored that you took the time to help support him as a self-published author.

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“I love you, Robesy Robespierre. And I think a part of me always has, and I’m so, so sorry it took me this long to realize that.”


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