Furious Rush by SC Stephens released earlier this year. Check out my review below!
The first book in a new series by the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels…
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…
There were a lot of mixed reviews surrounding the release of this book so it took me a good while before I actually picked it up and dived in, and even then, I was nervous in case I didn’t like what I would read. It was such a great feeling to start reading and find myself swept away with the story of Kenzie and Hayden.
I think the problem most people had with this book was Kenzie; they found her to be annoying, but I don’t agree with that statement at all. She never once annoyed me, and in fact, I really liked her. I loved that she was so accomplished in something which could be considered a “boys sports” and she completely owns it. She doesn’t lose her sexiness or sassiness just because she rides a bike. If anything, to Hayden, riding a bike only amplifies her sexiness.
I also really liked Hayden. Who can resist a bad boy? And when who turns out to be not such a bad guy after all? Even better! I loved the banter and competition between Hayden and Kenzie, and it was so much fun to see their relationship develop throughout the book. I actually miss reading about them!
I wasn’t a huge fan of how the book ended. Had the final scene not happened, then yeah, I would have been really happy, and maybe even given the book an extra half a star, but I felt like it was unnecessary and only added in to cause some last minute drama and shock value. I’m guessing its set up for the next book? I don’t know, but after a great story and an almost great conclusion, I was left a little disappointed in that ending.
Overall I thought Furious Rush was a great first book in a brand new series from SC Stephens, and I look forward to the second book!
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*