Title: Carolina Hurricane (Drive Me Wild #1- Love in the Fast Lane novella series)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace
Release date: February 26th 2015
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 stars
*Thank you to the author for giving me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rain fall onto my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.
“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”
I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.
I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.
If there was an infinite rating system for books, Gwendolyn Grace would most definitely be the first author whose books I shall nominate!
Carolina Hurricane is the third book written by Miss Gwendolyn, and the second that I have read! True was the first and let me tell you, it was amazing! Miss Gwendolyn has a talent, or rather, a knack to write books with such well-developed characters and story. Yet, her writing isn’t heavy (if that’s most of you are wondering since the story is developed rather well!) and quite an easy read!
Seriously, I have immensely enjoy Carolina Hurricane so much that I really want to give the book never-ending stars!
Harley, the girl who protected herself by being a badass and a smart-mouth, aka the female protagonist who wants to be more than this side of hers when she meets Fox. Most of her adult life was spent with toxic company until she decides she had enough. She leaves the source of her toxic self and meets Fox while hitching a ride.
I love Harley and Fox so much! Their banter literally makes my life! The things they do together makes me feel so much, like I want to cry and laugh with them. I’ll be honest, I thought Fox would be quite a sunshine-guy that would be teased mercilessly by Harley and well, I GOT A SURPRISE!
(No, I’m not telling what the surprise is! *smirks*)
I love how the characters develop. It’s not too fast, yet not too slow either! There are some books where you are just wondering…”how in the world does the characters changes themselves so fast?!!” but let me assure you that Carolina Hurricane will most definitely NOT be one of those books!
Though…that ending…it’s a teeny tiny little bombshell. A bombshell that makes me want…no…NEED CAROLINA KING RIGHT NOW! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN HARLEY AND MACK AND FOX!
Carolina Hurricane is one of those books where it builds up your anticipation and you will want to keep on reading till the last page!
Highly recommended for all readers!