Saturday, September 10, 2016

Furious Rush by SC Stephens

Title:  Furious Rush
Author:  SC Stephens
Publication Date:  August 23rd 2016 by Forever
Length:  384pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
My Rating: ★★★
Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo - Google Play

Back Cover Blurb:

Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . .
Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense--and strictly forbidden--attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

My Review:

This was definitely an intriguing story. Stephens introduced me to a world that I know nothing about and did it in vivid Technicolor. I know that this novel was a new world for readers to get into, but as a standalone I did find it quite slow to get into. It was almost as if Stephens separated world building and character development from the forward motion of the plot for a while. But when the story moved, I couldn’t put it down. It was fantastic.

The characters that Stephens developed were likeable if not loveable. I enjoyed getting to know them, but at the same time could easily put them down and walk away for a while. Don’t get me wrong, they are the perfect characters for this tale and I enjoyed getting to know them, but for me they were missing that thing that makes them unforgettable. At the same time, the supporting cast really brought the life that these two are caught up in to the forefront of the tale. The extreme attitudes throughout brought the world to life but didn’t necessarily endear me to the characters.

This novel was definitely an enjoyable read that has allowed me to experience a new world. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what Stephens comes up with next.

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