Published: 7th September 2015
Publisher: LHS Publishing
Author: Lizzie Hart Stevens
Sometimes fate gives you an ass-whooping.
Lexi Taylor has sworn off men—why make an effort if you’re never gonna do it right?
But then she meets Coen Walker, not once but three times in the same day. He’s edgy, reckless, guarded and protective. From the first time he sees her he has to have her. He wants her and he won’t give up until she agrees to give him a chance and spend just one night with him.
Bumping into the same guy three times in one day can’t be a coincidence, right?
What would it be like to live life in the fast lane?
Well this book I felt took a while for me to get into, it didn’t feel like it was going anywhere to begin with. You saw that the female lead Lexi was involved in some kind of abusive relationship that she wanted (or rather needed) to get out of and then you had some random characters getting introduced that didn’t really make sense until later in the book. I mean you had the neighbour come over randomly asking if she had any cat litter (no mention that she has a cat though!) he could borrow to help with an oil spill. Then later on you find out that he is a friend of this person Coen that she keeps bumping into the next day.
So Lexi decides to break things off with her abusive boyfriend and the next day while out getting breakfast with her friend she spots an Adonis of man who she can’t seem to stop staring at. After swearing off men just minutes before she seems to be backtracking for the first hot face (body, voice, tattooed god, everything really as he is the whole package) that she lays eyes on – meet one. Then she bumps into him again at the tattoo parlour while getting a new tattoo – meet two. Final meet is when Coen goes over to his friends house to get his car checked out before going to a drag race where he looks over the street to see the women who he can’t seem to get out of his mind – meet three. They both see this as some kind of sign so decide to make a date and see where it leads. You can tell with how fast things are playing out that they are going to fall for each other and fall hard but something is keeping them back. The secrets they keep have affected past relationships but nothing really gets spoken about them, for a moment you think you have missed something. Though one thing is for sure with hot fast passion, car races and crazy – possible stalker with his own secrets – ex’s this is going to be a bumpy fast ride but you will wonder whether they will survive or crash and burn with the secrets that lie between them.
I mean I have read books before that have had the instant love thing going for them but to happen the day after you break up with someone – even if it was from a bad relationship – seemed a bit unrealistic. They meet three times at random intervals throughout the day so you do think ‘ok that’s fate trying to get them together’ serendipity almost and they do seem to have quite a lot in common but the story didn’t really seem to do much as it was told in such a short space of time. Maybe it’s more of a pre-story to the main event?
Coen and Lexi did have chemistry when they finally got together and the sex scenes where kind of hot but the cliffhanger kind of came out of left field and then bam you’re done. Its not really unanswered questions at the end its more like questions leading you into the next story to find out more about all the characters. A good read not great but I can see why people would like it. It took about half way through though for me to get into it a bit more but it was a quick read anyway only about an hour of so. An interesting starting point for the series I think.
3 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review