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Driven...I have whiplash
on 22 September 2013
I liked, it, but I didn't love it. There were elements that I did love and was left desperate to know more, but equally there were those I struggled with and felt indifferent.
Colton has an air of Gideon Cross about him only instead of sexy billionaire businessman, we have a sexy race car driver. He has secrets, he's clearly damaged and he's a complete contradiction of himself, but underneath the dominant exterior he has a lovely tender side. Rylee is a strong lady, with her own painful past and I liked her. She's feisty, snippy and says what she thinks. But their growing relationship gave me whiplash and with the exception that he's very skilled in the extra-curricular department, Colton took his time in giving me something to make me think he is worth fighting for. Had I been Rylee I might have kicked him to the kerb...but where's the story in that...
Whilst I found it slow to start with, perseverance paid off and about 30% in it started to pick up. There's plenty of sexual tension, chemistry and passion but Colton hasn't quite made my list of literary loves; he should have really as Gideon Cross has, there are similarities and I couldn't help but make comparisons, in both character traits and secrets. The main sticking point for me was Rylee's nickname for Colton - Ace. Granted it's clearly an acronym for something, but nevertheless it's been used before.
But don't get me wrong, whilst it's not one of my favourites I wasn't completely disappointed by any means, I just think I expected more; it's still a good read and I will definitely read the rest of the series. Judging by how this ended, their ride will be far from smooth and I'm confident that there are plenty more surprises and plenty character development to come.