Monday, September 19

Review: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

Furious Rush
By: S.C. Stephens
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
BookWhisperer Rating:
3 Stars

The first book in a new series by the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels...

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...

Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens was a title that I have been anxiously awaiting. After the power house novels in the Thoughtless series I figured this was sure to be another raw and gritty romance. From the start Mackenzie was a character I would normally relate. One of three daughters to the world famous Cox motorcycle legend, Kenzie was the only daughter that carried on this dedicated adoration for the racing world. Hayden is the atypical bad boy that stands for everything dangerous and forbidden in Mackenzie's world. She is drawn to this firecracker, and regardless of the consequences can't seem to stay away. While Furious Rush had moments of suspense and turmoil I was not exceptionally intrigued by this story in the same fashion that I expected after the debut series. I would have loved to find myself overwhelmed with compassion throughout this story, but what I discovered was a story that just fell a bit sort of my expectations.

~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~

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