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Accelerate by Tracy Wolff
Book one in Hotwired series
Publiscation date : November 24th, 2015
Source: French book
Rating: 4,5 hearts
A sexy carjacker takes a would-be starlet for the ride of her life as a pulse-pounding new series from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff begins.
Once the brains behind a car-boosting ring, Nic Medina has spent the last three years playing it straight. Now drag racers flock to his L.A. auto shop, Hotwired, for a shot at going head-to-head with the man himself. But when a crooked cop gives Nic a treacherous ultimatum—steal ten high-end cars or watch his nephew disappear into the system—he makes the only choice he can, one that puts the life he’s worked so hard for at risk. No sooner does Nic agree than he spots some nasty competition—and a gorgeous bystander in harm’s way.
A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him. Nic’s bad news—but the real bad guys aren’t above silencing a witness. On a collision course with danger, Jordan finds herself falling for the man whose street smarts are keeping her alive . . . and whose touch puts her in high gear.
This story is very fun, there are situations very comical, and despite the fact that the past of the characters is not the most joyous, I really liked this book.
Jordan is a very nice girl, she’s trying her best to study and work but mostly to forget her past or at least learn to leave with it. I like her, she knows how to stand up to Nic and her splits are often very funny. She has very good background and she wants to help her neighbor. I felt bad for her because we only discovered what she lived in the end but we know it’s horrible. She tries to rebuild her life but she does not understand why people have had so little compassion for her. Why no one cared about what his life had become. I still have a lot of questions about her, we are not talking about her family and this is a subject I would like to see addressed in the next book.
This is very important for Nic, who also has a busy past. He spent time in prison and his brother is very angry with him for this. Nic tries to rebuild his life with his sister, brother, nephew and friends. The past catches him in spite of everything and frankly if I had been in his place I do not know how I would have kept my calm. I like his way of seeing things, I also like the fact that when he realizes that Jordan has a problem, he leaves her space but also makes her understand that he is there whatever happens. Nic is a man with a big heart, he made mistakes in the past but he was young and naive, he had just lost his mother and found himself with two dependent children, so you can fully understand.
The bad guys in this book are not the ones to which are accustomed and it is really interesting to see corrupt cops and to want to kill them at any moment. Seriously, how people who are supposed to uphold order and justice can afford to blackmail and threats.
I really like this book and I want to read the next book because the end was kind of frustrating with mystery.
About the author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.
Contact Tracy at: firstname.lastname@example.org