S. C. Stephens
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"It's angsty, it's swoony, it's unbelievably sexy... It's one of those that you pick up, become completely captivated by, and you look around hours later and go, 'Whoa...' Those books? Those are the very best kind and FURIOUS RUSH was that for me."--Southern Belle Book Blog
"I WAS FLOATING IN FEELS THE WHOLE STORY. This touching and turbulent tale tugged my heart every step of the way, stomping on it and then stitching it back together several times."--Bookalicious Babes Blog
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...
Loved furious rush but would love to see Hayden's point of view
It was a rush of adrenaline
Rival teams shared a racetrack. The friendship between Keith and Jordan turned to bitterness dividing the racers into two separate teams: Cox Racing and Benneti Motorsports. Cox Racing relied on Kenzie as the only female motorcycle racer to come in at the top five ranking. Benneti Motorsports relied on newbie racer Hayden to pull out a top five status. Together these rival racers were banned from communicating with one another. While the track was shared between teams everything else was restricted.
Kenzie toyed with her push and pull feelings towards Hayden. Kenzie had this idea that they hated each other due to the fact he raced for the enemy team and friendship between teams was cause for elimination. Kenzie had this preconceived idea that men like Hayden thought women like Kenzie did not belong competing in the sport. Therefore, she had to prove her worth.
Both characters judged each other based on appearance instead of letting the actions indicate their personality.
Kenzie had pressure as a racer: to be viewed as a good racer, to place in the top five, and to make her dad proud. She also had pressure from being a woman racer, the financial struggles of the business, and being measured against the legendary Jordan Cox.
The secondary characters and stories were interesting and added to the growth of the main characters and storyline.
The sexual energy was mesmerizing. There sexual chemistry was palpable.
While most authors put words to paper SC Stephen put emotion, feelings, desire, heat, and lust into her words.
I enjoyed the growth and development from Hayden and Kenzie.
The story was edgy, competitive, exhilarating, legendary, heady, intoxicating, angsty, intense, and informative. The story had a hint of mystery for unfurling past gossip on Hayden. Hayden remained a welcomed mystery to the story. The unpredictability of the races added to the unexpected storyline direction. The story was addicting with competition to win races and win the attention of Hayden. The story left me anxious with the constant worrying about who was causing the riders and bikes to fail.
The story was a contemporary racer romance with some contrasting elements: Controlled vs. reckless, Track racer vs. street racer, Friend vs. enemy, Male vs. female, Legend vs. rookie, and Cox Racing vs. Benneti Motorsports.
Read it with Buyers Remorse
I loved the idea of a racing book, especially with a female racer. Unfortunately, this book felt discombobulated. I felt that there was too much going on and none of it fit well together. The only reason why I finished the book(by scanning some parts) was because of the price. Probably would’ve been happier not finishing it.