Review: Furious Rush

For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she's determined to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in this male-dominated sport. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonised by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Hayden, exceedingly arrogant and outrageously attractive, immediately gets under Kenzie's skin and she can't help but be distracted.

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 needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can't.

Fuelled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren't their only obstacles . . .

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"A crackling energy was zipping through my body, faster and faster. It was an oddly familiar feeling, like I was about to start a race. Experiencing that sensation because of him was disorienting. I wanted to pull him closer; I wanted to shove him away."

4 Hearts

S.C. Stephens brings us a look at the world of professional motorcycle racing in her latest book.  This one comes with a twist.  The book is told totally in the POV of the heroine, Kenzie.  And, she is the kick a$$ racer that the book is centered around.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book.  Kuddos for giving us such a strong female lead.  Kenzie is trying to succeed in a mostly male dominated sport.  Even her coach/dad is tough on her hoping that she will excel.  Kenzie is stubborn and knowing her career might be what makes or breaks her racing team, she is willing to do whatever it takes to make it to the top.

What drives Kenzie over the edge?  Mysterious street racer/enemy Hayden Hayes.  Like a moth to a flame, she is intrigued.  He pisses her off but she wants to know more.  Secretly they help each other become better racers.  In the meantime they also give each other their hearts. 

I am a fan of sports romance books.  I enjoy when there is insight into how the athlete performs on their sport.  This book was HEAVY on motorcycle knowledge.  Lots of time spent at the track and at races.  It follows the whole racing season.  The romance side of the story almost gets lost in it.  It’s forbidden romance as being together could ruin the both of them.  And they come together because of the sport.  But the book is really about the world of motorcycle racing. 

Always a pleasure to read more by this author.  If sports romance is your thing, or if you want to know more, then this book is for you. 

*ARC provided via Netgalley for an honest review. 

"He'd dropped his feet to the cement while murmuring those words to me, and our knees were touching now. The slight contact sent a shock wave straight up my thigh. Reaching down, I pointedly pushed his knee away from mine."   #‎FuriousRush‬

S.C. Stephens is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. 

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer's block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.


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