Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Revved by Samantha Towle - Review




Race car mechanic Andressa "Andi" Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…


Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: May 2015.

Samantha Towle certainly wasn’t new to me, her stories of Jake and Tru instantly owned my heart and I often revisit the boys from The Mighty Storm when I need to remind myself why I love to read. I thought I had read every kind of hero there was but it seemed as far as the crazy world of race car drivers went I had read only one before, I was mildly worried because he rocked my world, so much so that he left an indelible mark of my soul, one I may never fully recover from, I shouldn’t have doubted Ms Towle’s ability to hold my captive to her words, within the opening pages of the prologue I was hooked, Andi immediately sunk her nails into my collar, shook me up and demanded my attention. I can be fickle creature when reading, a strong hero will command my attention, he can make me swoon and sway but if you truly want to capture my heart, if you want me to connect to a story on a deeper level, one that isn’t broken by the hundreds of books that follow after it, by time or distance the heroine must intrigue me, she needs to be strong and yet vulnerable, she needs to demand my attention even in her quiet moments, the heroine’s who move me the most, who take a little piece of my heart, whose stories seem to seep through the page and into my skin are the ones who stay with me long after I turn the last page. With Andi I immediately felt that tingle of recognition, that hint that something great was coming, that she would be the kind of heroine I’m in awe of and Revved would be the kind of story I couldn’t put down.

Andi Amaro had lead a life few would know of, daughter to world renown deceased race car driver William Wolfe, and model Katia Amaro - Andi has known a life of both wealth and freedom but also crippling loss, her dream career is to be surrounded by cars similar to her father, but behind the scenes as a mechanic, working of the speed machines her father spent his life racing. When she is offered a position as mechanic for the Carrick Ryan undisputed rock star of the F1 world, her dream job is finally in her reach. Carrick is smoking hot, can charm the panties off ladies with just a smile and is said to be the playboy of the racing circuit, but Andi isn’t here for sex or love, she’s been presented with an opportunity that she refuses to take for granted, she is determined to stick to her one rule: no dating drivers.

When Carrick and Andi collide both feel something they have never experienced before, more than lustful chemistry, more than friendship, they both have an innate need to know one another better, as their time together increases and the bond between them grows, Andi's simple rule of staying away from romantic entanglements with drivers gets harder to stick to, the chemistry, the connection between these two is tangible, it jumps off the page, the more I read the more I felt this kinship to these two incredible characters. Carrick's filthy innuendo's and flagrant plays to get Andi in his bed, and her ability to shut him down instantly with a quick witted barb had me simultaneously fanning my face and laughing my arse off, Revved constantly had me in a state of eagerness, desperately wanting more of not only Carrick and Andi but all of the supporting cast Towle seamlessly created. I loved every second of this story, from the sneaky glances, to the adrenaline fuelled races, to the tender moments of intimacy to the smoking hot sex, Towle once again reminds me of why I adore reading, of slipping into a world so far removed from my own, living vicariously through her characters and escaping from reality relishing every word she writes.

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About Samantha Towle:

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of the STORM SERIES, TROUBLE and REVVED.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful shmexy read. This is my first look at it. Thank you for the great review.