Revved by Sherilee Gray
Series: Axle Alley Vipers #2
Also in this series: Wrecked
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 13th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He'll rev her up and drive her to the edge...
Rusty West swore she was done with men. Instead, she channeled her passion into West Restoration, the car shop she runs with her sisters. But Rusty's aloof composure fades when the owner of the competition comes striding into her shop, over six feet of sexy, rough-edged confidence…hot enough to send Rusty's motor into overdrive.
Reid Parker worked his ass off to get what he wants—and what he wants is West Restoration and its crew. He never expected to find a shop of all-female mechanics…or the stunning redhead who ignites a lust that threatens his cool. But Reid plays carefully. He never, ever gets involved with a woman beyond one night.
And no matter how hot the sparks, Rusty will never compromise her business for a man…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This was a very entertaining story about two stubborn people falling in love. Rusty is a female mechanic working in her own restoration garage with her best friend and her sister; making it the only shop with a female only crew: all of them inked, bad-ass and full of spunk.
Then there’s Reid our alpha, growly, dirty mouthed mechanic and owner of several shops around the city.
Our couple meets when Reid discovers that they are losing customers to some unknown little garage in the not so good part of town, and he decides to go check out the competition.
He was certainly not expecting the hot as hell red head beauty to be the owner, or that she would light a fire in his gut.
Reid grew up with an abusive father, who still likes to come around from time to time, making him wary of getting into relationships.
Rusty and her siblings were left behind by their mother and she had a bad experience with the opposite sex in her youth, and having had a hot bod’ since her early teens, is more than gun-shy when involving the male population (who, let’s keep it real ladies, can often be pigs) and trusting in general.
Their chemistry is crazy, Reid is a very hands-on and take control kind of male and the sexy scenes between them are fantastic. Ms. Gray sure knows how to give us a hot alpha dirty talker.
Rusty was the kind of chick I can root for, all tough bad-ass on the outside but with vulnerability, a heart of gold and not crazy comfortable with her looks.
I felt their issues as a couple could have been resolved with a little less back and forth, and the last hurrah! was a bit overly dramatic and unnecessary (if it had been dealt with before hand). Even though I wasn’t crazy about this development, I can’t really say it took out much of the enjoyment of the overall reading experience.
I wish there had been an epilogue, it’s one of my favorite things in a book really. I guess I’ll have to read Piper’s story to get a glimpse at what Reid and Rusty are up to… not that that’ll be a hardship as Revved was a very well written story. I’m kind of looking forward to who’ll have the balls to get the last single Axle Alley Viper.
Sparkles’ Rating: 4 very-enjoyably-dirty Stars
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