Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Flawed
A sexy carjacker takes a would-be starlet for the ride of her life as a pulse-pounding new series from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff begins. Once the brains behind a car-boosting ring, Nic Medina has spent the last three years playing it straight. Now drag racers flock to his L.A. auto shop, Hotwired, for a shot at going head-to-head with the man himself. But when a crooked cop gives Nic a treacherous ultimatum—steal ten high-end cars or watch his nephew disappear into the system—he makes the only choice he can, one that puts the life he’s worked so hard for at risk. No sooner does Nic agree than he spots some nasty competition—and a gorgeous bystander in harm’s way. A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him. Nic’s bad news—but the real bad guys aren’t above silencing a witness. On a collision course with danger, Jordan finds herself falling for the man whose street smarts are keeping her alive . . . and whose touch puts her in high gear. Praise for Tracy Wolff “Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages.”—New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner “Tracy Wolff knows how to keep you panting for more and utterly satisfied all at once.”—New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery “No matter what Tracy Wolff writes, I’m hooked!”—Bestselling author Virna DePaulIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Ok, Accelerate was so not what I expected! He is a drag racer who has boosted cars in the past. She is a girl who went through a terrible trauma and is still kind of scared of her own shadow. However, this book had NOTHING to do with him racing, and he only boosts one car. The book is non stop action an suspense and I was so caught up in it I couldn’t put it down! And holy crap does the author make you sweat it out until the end! Nic and Jordan are probably two of my favorite characters because they are so realistic. Nic has done some bad things but he has been his worst critic about it. Jordan went through a TERRIBLE trauma and was not supported by the town or university. I felt her reactions to events around her were very believable. To me, I felt like saying “Yes! That is exactly how I expect a girl who has been through what she has been through to do!”. There totally is the insta-love factor but I don’t mind that. And, to me, its more believable in this story because of the intense events they go through, you know?! So, this book totally blew me away and now I am DYING to get my hands on the next one!!!!
One question though: The synopsis mentions that Jordan is a ‘small town girl with Hollywood dreams’ but need in the book does it mention that she wanted to be an actress. They don’t even live in LA. Not sure why the blurb would describe her that way because its like the exact opposite of who she is.
POV: Dual 1st
Trope: Bad Boy/Good Girl, Dirty Cops, Redemption
Triggers: Past rape mentioned but not described
Cliffhanger: No (but she certainly teases the next book!)
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New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.