My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I lurrrrrrrveeee race car reads, they're fast paced fun, sexy and there's just something animistic about it all.. Likewise I love SC Stephens writing so I jumped at the chance to read this.. But it wasn't what I was expecting..
What's it about?
This is basically about two racing teams who are enemies.. Yet the daughter of cox racing Mackenzie is the star, she needs to be the best to gain money to keep her fathers company afloat.
Hayden is her rival but he is arrogant, sexy and makes her heart beat faster, but mainly he makes her race harder. There's a competition that Kenzie just thrives on. She just wants to win and she wants to win him.. Plus actually she is racing better than she's ever racer before.
The thing is there is this chemistry (forbidden chemistry) that they just can't seem to walk away from. And sooo they do this without anyone knowing, feelings get involved and lines get crossed..
The thing about this book is that the main focus is on the racing, the game, Kenzies father, family life and friends. Don't get me wrong I'm big on the family I love those kind of reads. I love banter and I love nights out with friends. But her father is closed off. Kenzie is also closed off to feelings and so I have to say I struggled to connect with characters. I do though liked Kenzie she wasn't that frustrating to me. I also really like Hayden and his dominating character but I didn't quite get to know him. I mean I didn't really know him as a person just as the guy that wanted the girl. This honestly had the potential to be an amazing read with so many layers.. But it didn't quite get there.
Yet there was just something that kept me turning the pages, I needed to keep going and find out how it all ended. So SC Stephens will always be a fav author to me, she gavee me Kellen Kyle I love her writing style there's something addictive about her words. But sadly this one wasn't a fav of mine. 3 stars is still a good read though it just didn't have those special moments I love to enjoy in my romance books.
That. Is. All
ARC generously gifted in exchange for an honest review