Revved by Sherilee Gray

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Erotica/ Netgalley/ New Adult/ Reviews 13th October 2015
Revved by Sherilee GrayRevved (Axle Alley Vipers #2) by Sherilee Gray
Series: Axle Alley Vipers #2
Published by Entangled: Indulgence on October 5th 2015
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four-stars

He'll rev her up and drive her to the edge...
Rusty West swore she was done with men. Instead, she channeled her passion into West Restoration, the car shop she runs with her best friend and sister. But Rusty's aloof composure fades when the owner of the competition comes striding into her shop, over six feet of sexy, rough-edged confidence...hot enough to send Rusty's motor into overdrive.
Reid Parker worked his ass off to get what he wants - and what he wants is West Restoration and its crew. He never expected to find a shop of all-female mechanics...or the stunning redhead who ignites a lust that threatens his cool. But Reid plays carefully. He never, ever gets involved with a woman beyond one night.
And no matter how hot the sparks, Rusty will never compromise her business for a man...

Once again, the Vipers of Axle Alley have me cheering for them. After reading Deacon’s and Alex’s story not long ago, I knew that the Axle Alley women had tales that I needed to get into…and soon. In what’s essentially a rivals-to-lovers story, Rusty West is forced to confront her own demons about relationships when Reid Parker strolls into her compound with the intention of buying her business out. It isn’t long before their personal issues come into play…and threaten to wipe out their fledgling relationship.

Written with lots of panache, Sherilee Gray channels Tessa Bailey and this is never more apparent in ‘Revved’, where the dirty-talking heroes – men who are obsessively possessive and barely keep themselves from falling off the chauvinistic edge – reign supreme, fall in love, screw up and grovel big time. But really, I’d say that ‘Revved’ is Rusty journey to her Happy Ever After and the strength and irrepressible attitudes of all the women here almost make the men inconsequential, even if the guy in question is Reid Parker, the tattooed and rough-around-the edges rival of West Restoration and the king of one-nighters. Rusty and Reid give each other the runaround a little too much though – the steamy scenes didn’t always seem completely necessary – and with a rather abrupt ending that was rather unsatisfying, I could only cheer myself up with the fact that there’s still Piper’s unfinished business with Cole to come.

four-stars

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