March 31, 2015

Review - Revved by Samantha Towle




Synopsis

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…
Release Date: March 24th




Excerpt

“Come on…just one piece of bacon.”
“No.” I move my plate toward me, and away from him.
“Aww, come on, baby. You know you wanna give me some.”
Baby?
I feel that word wash through me like an erotic cleansing.
Pressing my thighs and lips together, I shake my head. “Nope. Your smooth Irish charm won’t work on me.”
Grinning, he gives me a look straight from the sex devil. “Aww, Andressa. Baby. If you give me some…I’ll make it worth your while. It can be our little secret. I won’t tell anyone, I promise.”
“How do you manage to make a conversation about bacon sound dirty?”

“I’d say it’s a talent…but maybe it’s not me that’s dirty and it’s you. After all, you are the one interpreting it that way.”






About the Author

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

Twitter: @samtowlewrites

Giveaway
The author is giving away
·       1 - $50 Amazon Gift Card (US)
·       1 - $50 £ (pound) Amazon Gift Card (UK)

        3 signed paperbacks of REVVED (open international)


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My 5 Star Review

Let me just tell you what I love. I love a book that grabs me from the very beginning and makes me feel. From the very beginning I was hooked, the prologue broke my heart and from that moment I felt for Andi.

Andi’s dad was the star of Formula One, until the day the sport he loved took his life. That is how Revved begins, with us seeing how Andi watched her father die. I cannot even begin to imagine the heartache of experiencing that or how it would shape one’s life, but that’s exactly what it did.

The story picks up years later, Andi is an adult and a successful Formula One mechanic. She is living the dream she developed as a little girl watching her father race. Even though she is completely immersed in the sport, she has one definite rule: no dating drivers.


Getting involved with a driver is not an option for me. 

Carrick is the king of Formula One. He arrogant, egotistical and cocky, at least that is Andi’s first impression is when she joins his team as one of his mechanics. It isn’t long before Andi realizes there is more to Carrick then meets the eye.


I absolutely loved Carrick. I love my confident heroes, but what I really love is Carrick’s charm. From the moment I met Carrick I knew I would love him. He is fun loving and lives life the fullest. He makes mistakes and is immature at times, but the more I got to know him the more endeared to him I got.

Carrick is instantly attracted to Andi and is used to getting his way. Despite Andi’s rule she can’t help but be attracted to Carrick. So when Carrick begins his pursuit it isn’t long until her hard exterior is wavering.


‘Even though I really shouldn’t be doing this because no good could ever come of it, I can’t seem to find the will to stop.’ 

Revved is a fast paced, sexy story, but what really sold me was the heart and feels. These characters aren’t perfect and there were moments I was frustrated with them both, but I love their love. I love how Carrick turned on the charm with Andi. I love that what started out as a game led to real friendship and eventually grew into more.

I really love how Andi grew throughout the story. I am such an easy girl when it comes to my book characters. Every time one of my heroines turn my heroes down I am sitting there shaking my head. In this case, I actually understood Andi’s reasoning. Her fear was real and her actions were justifiable.


I highly recommend if you are looking for a sexy standalone, with lots of heart. I will warn you Andi may make you crazy, you might not understand her struggles, but Carrick will mostly likely steal your heart. I love my over the top, charming, egomaniacs. 


“It was always you. From the moment I saw you, it was you, Andressa.” 


ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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