{Review} Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens

{Review} Furious Rush by S.C. StephensFurious Rush by S.C. Stephens
Published by Forever on August 23, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, New Adult, Opposites Attract, Romantic Suspense
Character(s): Race Car Drivers
Pages: 384
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Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . .

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

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 always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

Kassiah: I feel like I should start off by saying that I S.C. Stephens and love her writing. I hate even saying this about this book because it kills me.

Now that that is out of the way, I really didn’t like this book.

Mackenzie “Kenzie” Cox is the heir to a racing legacy and the last hope for her family’s dying club. Hayden Hayes is a street racer who joins the team of Kenzie’s family’s bitter rival. There’s crazy chemistry between the two of them, but fraternizing with the enemy is strictly forbidden. Meanwhile, there’s someone who’s messing with the Cox team’s bikes and Hayden is the main suspect. When they realize they race at their best when it’s against each other, will they risk everything to become the best?

I love racers and sports romances and girls who are fierce and enigmatic, mysterious guys who bat their lashes at you and kiss you up against buildings. All of that happened here, but I just …didn’t like it. I didn’t feel any sort of connection between Kenzie and Hayden. I didn’t get why we should root for them to be together to be honest. Kenzie was a total bitch most of the time and I didn’t like her. I’m all for a girl being independent and not relying on a guy, but she was downright rude to him most of the time. I feel like we could have fallen for Hayden if we had gotten to know him more. This story drug on and on for the entire first two-thirds of the book, and by the time the pacing picked up, I didn’t care anymore–I just wanted it to be over.

And the (sort of) cliffy at the end? DNW.

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I love drama and racers and the push-pull of enemies to more, but Furious Rush just fell flat for me. Meh.

Report Card
Overall: 2

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