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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens


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... 

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*** 3 Star Review ***

S.C. Stephens is a wonderful writer of words. I fell in love with her writing after I read Thoughtless. Most writers have a particular voice of their own that can be seen across the board no matter what they write. Unfortunately, I didn't get that voice from Stephens in this one. I have read a few of her other books outside of the Thoughtless series. Each book feels like it's written by a completely different author and I am left feeling conflicted.

I think there were will be many readers who will fall head over heels for this book. Then there will be readers, like me, that will be left feeling a little fogged. 

There were some really great parts in the book, but there is a lot of unnecessary rambling in-between those parts. I couldn't seem to connect to the characters in the book, which left me a little empty with the plot. I expected much more from this book.

Everyone knows I love series. This book is marketed as a standalone. But is it really? There is an abundance of unresolved things by the end of the book. Readers don't like that. So I have to question, is this a series or not? Did Stephens forget about some things?


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