Title: Thrust (Fastlane Series)
Published: 19th January 2016
Author: Sloan Storm
From the instant I met mysterious, hard-bodied Formula One driver Marco Rhys, he took charge – leading me on a red-lined, wild ride into his world.
But I’d vowed to never give a man control of my life. Ever. It was my unbreakable rule, a principle I promised to never compromise – no matter what.
So despite his rock hard abs, devilish good looks and charm to match, I felt sure I’d rise to the challenge. After all, I’d handled my fair share of billionaire playboys in my short career and never failed to deliver. I had too much at stake, and too much to lose if I failed.
If I couldn’t sign Marco to the investment firm I worked for, I could wave my dreams goodbye. Everyone who said I would never amount to anything would be right.
But I didn’t count on the unstoppable force of Marco Rhys.
Everything depended on our battle of wills. One of us would have to conquer the other – in the boardroom or the bedroom.
Which one of us would surrender first?
Why did I feel like it might be me?
The Fastlane Series books are stand alone romance novels featuring unique lovers and happy endings. No cliffhangers! Thrust is Marco and Dani’s story in the Fastlane Series.
Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set in a different country. From New York to Monte Carlo, what a fast ride Dani is taken on.
Dani’s career seems to be on the up when she goes along with her two bosses Bernald and Leopold to – hopefully – close a deal with Marco Rhys. He has just come into a lot of money and they are hoping to seal the deal to get him to invest with them. Seems they want to make the deal that much sweeter for Dani to get her to really go for it but in the process only seem to annoy her with it. Seems they think she has talent and want to make her a partner with the firm, which is great but only if she can land the deal with Marco. Seems they like to put strings attached to deals but only it seems with her. Double standards from the get go and the more they talk about how she is the right person to close the deal with Marco by any means the more she gets the underlining impression they really mean ‘by any means’. This gets her back up and she makes it clear that she is not going to sleep with him to get them what they want. Their backtracks give the impression that they shocked she would come to that idea but you know that what they are hoping will happen. She may say no now but the moment Marco walks into the meeting things take a turn in that direction with the heat coming off both of them.
Marco has had enough of investment companies hounding him from the moment his father passed away. He might have inherited a lot – billions to be exact – but he just keeps hearing the same pitch over and over again. Seems this one has caught his attention a little more with the introduction of Dani though. His interest now has nothing to do with where to put his money but something else entirely. He can see that she is interested from the moment he touched her hand. Her pitch like the others blurs together and its not long before he gets up to go leaving our girl to say ‘are you sure they is nothing I can do to change your mind’. Well her mind might have been innocent enough at that moment but his certainly isn’t when he invites her to an event he is going to that night. One look from her bosses and she knows she has to accept. Seems the game is on to close the deal but soon the tables are turned when her feelings come into play.
Once she gets to spend time alone with Marco she can see a different side to him than the man from the meeting. It doesn’t take long for her to loosen up and have fun, almost forgetting about the reason for coming and the signature sheet she has for him just in case. After getting a bit tipsy it seems Marco wants to get his Cinderella back from the ball but when she sees the direction of the car she knows that things are about to get complicated. More so when they get into his place and find another women on his sofa. Seems Marco has an ex, Serena, who can’t let go but thankfully leaves – well after being told to. You’d think the moment building between them would have been killed dead by that but it soon starts up again. The two of them together are like a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off. She knows she shouldn’t do this and even says so but with the way he looks at her she knows there is no way she can say no when all she wants to do is scream yes – and that she does!
Seems this is just the start of their passion but her job is always just there causing friction between them. He wants her to just be herself, forget about the job and let them have some fun. It’s not long before fun starts to have a different meaning when feelings get involved. When these two collide you know its going to be fireworks but not always in a good way when the past comes back to bite.
When Serena keeps popping up you know there is more to the story than just being an ex. Seems she does not take rejection well and feels the need to bring everyone down to with her and Dani in now in her line of sight.
Thought Dani’s family was very selfish with how they treated her, seemingly her whole life. Always taking advantage until the moment comes where you know she is going to snap.
Seems this Formula One driver who likes to live in the fastlane so lets see if Dani can keep up. Or better yet if he’ll grow a pair to pull over and pick her up for good. Another fun, fast paced read but this time without with guys on the track.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from Give Me Books for my honest review.