on August 23rd 2016
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Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: ARC via publisher
Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . .
Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.
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 always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...
I finished Furious Rush a couple of weeks ago so I’ve had time to really let my thoughts stew over how I felt about the book. My short and sweet review is: I liked it, but not blown away. It didn’t give me the feels where I was texting all my friends with ” you gotta read this new book.”
I thought the setting and premise was different, exciting, and very cool. The story takes place in the motorcycle racing world. The heroine is a kickass racer herself who has an unyielding attraction towards her arch nemesis. I so, so love an enemies to lovers trope. It’s just so much fun to see them banter and carry on while they secretly so want each other.
The couple of issues I had with the story was mainly with the heroine herself. I just didn’t like her personality that much. I don’t see myself being friends with her if she was a real life person. I found it hard to relate to her and gain empathy for the obstacles thrown her way in the story. There were so many obvious things that happened that she choose to ignore or think about later. It bugged me. If you’ve read this book already I’d also like to know if you thought it was weird that she View Spoiler »looked nearly identical to Hayden’s ex, Felicia? Hayden’s friend kept calling Kenzie Felicia Two. Who dates a spitting image of their ex? That seemed so strange to me. Hopefully it will make sense in the next book. « Hide Spoiler Bye Felicia!
Even though a couple instances in the book felt off, I was never bored with the story. The writing kept me interested and held my attention throughout. The racing scenes were an adrenaline rush, and the book was sexy too. I do believe I will read the next book in this series. I want to see the storyline play out and see where these characters end up.
FURIOUS RUSH Playlist
Link to Playlist on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/user/sc_stephens/playlist/2G67O5CvxaE170Pw14gvS7
- Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
- Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts
- Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
- U + Ur Hand – Pink
- Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna
- Somebody – Natalie Le Rose Jeremih
- Get Your Shine On – Florida Georgia Line
- Love You Like That – Canaan Smith
- Sunshine & Whiskey – Frankie Ballard
- Kiss You In The Morning – Michael Ray
- Lose My Mind – Brett Eldredge
- Get The Party Started – Pink
- On My Mind – Ellie Goulding
- Flying Away – Sheppard
- Get Out – Casey Abrams
- Faster – Matt Nathanson
- Let You Run – Mikey Wax
- Glow In The Dark – Skylar Grey
- I’m Good – The Mowgli’s
- Check Yes, Juliet – We The Kings
- Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
- What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
- The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
- Burn – Ellie Goulding
- Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
- Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
- As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys