For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she’s determined to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in this male-dominated sport. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonised by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Hayden, exceedingly arrogant and outrageously attractive, immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin and she can’t help but be distracted.
As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense – and strictly forbidden – attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can’t.
Fuelled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren’t their only obstacles . . .
I jumped on this ARC as soon as I got it. I love SC Stephens and was excited to read a new book from her that didn’t involve the characters in the Thoughtless Series.
The beginning of this book was a bit slow for me. I just didn’t feel the connection to the book and I felt like Hayden tipped the scale on cocky to annoying. However, that being said I pushed on because I was still intrigued. I’d say around the 35% mark I felt it and then I just couldn’t put the book down.
Kenzie is the daughter of a legend and she chose to pursue a career in racing but by the time she turns pro her father’s business isn’t doing well and she’s feeling the pressure. Now, of course she’d have pressure competing in the big leagues but for her it’s ten fold.
Hayden is also in his rookie year. His way into the professional league was nothing like Kenzie’s. He was an orphan and grew up in the streets.
It was attraction at first sight for these two but perusing things between them was impossible. Kenzie was on her father’s team and Hayden was riding for their rival team. Of course that doesn’t stop them and they use their attraction to fuel their races but soon the lines get muddy – in their relationship and in their racing.
Kenzie’s dad drives me crazy. I get he has a business to run and he has high hopes for his daughter and he can’t afford to baby her but he’s her DAD and he just seems so cold and heartless for most of this story. I wanted to reach into the book and slap him. For real!
There’s plenty of drama and a lot of mystery involved in this story. They totally have chemistry – even if it takes a bit to show through. I recommend the read and warn that the ending may leave your a bit frustrated and that’s all I’ll say about that. If you pick it up let me know what you thought!