17 June, 2015

Book Review: Full Throttle

From GoodreadsEasing into the turns…
As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn’t need a man bossing her around off of the track…
Putting the pedal to the metal…
But after a silly girls’ night at a fetish club, Shawn can’t get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He’s younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can’t imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it’s going to be one wild ride…

Thoughts: Came across this at work one day, flipped it open, had a quick read and decided to give it go. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I've done this a couple of times with this romance genre and often struggle to get past the first few pages. But every now and then I want something a little, ahem, sexy, so try again. This wasn't too bad. It's no literary masterpiece, but it gave me what I was after without making me want to throw the book across the room. A word of warning though, if you don't like full on, fairly graphic sex scenes - this is not for you. The plot is thin, but forgiveable (as I said, I wasn't expecting to even get past the first few pages.) It's big tick of approval for me though was the way the relationship developed out of the bedroom. Unlike the 50 Shades series where I view the relationship as abusive and dangerous, largely because of Grey's control in all areas of Ana's life, Rhett's control of Shawn in this was purely inside the bedroom, with her full consent and understanding. Rhett makes is abundantly clear what he is after, gives her ample opportunity to back out and treats her completely differently outside of the bedroom. Shawn herself is a strong woman and not willing to relinquish control of her life no matter how much she likes the man. All in all a much healthier portrayal of a relationship than Grey or Twilight for that matter could ever hope to imagine.
In the end it's nice to know that when I am in the mood for this type of book there is a series I am now willing to check out.

Full Throttle gets 3 stars!

 *        Did not like it
**       It was OK
***      Liked it
****    Really liked it

*****   It was amazing