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THROTTLED (A Wild Riders Novel #1) by Elizabeth Lee
NA Contemporary Romance
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Reid Travers knows how to win. Becoming Motocross royalty was always the plan, and he was willing to make sacrifices along the way to reach his goal. Sacrifices he thought he could live with until he returned to the small town where he grew up and learned to ride, and, more importantly, where he fell in love.
When fate sends Nora Bennett back into his life, he takes one look at her and realizes that he made a huge mistake breaking up with her five years ago. Now, he'll do whatever it takes to win her back. As Reid sets out to earn her forgiveness and convince her that the guy she's dating is not the one for her, Nora finds herself torn between what her head is telling her and what her heart wants.
It's a race he never expected to be in, for a girl he can't stand to lose again.
EXCERPTReid Travers had grown up. He had always been attractive, but time and professional racing had done something to his features and body that he should have thanked the good Lord every day for. His jawline and nose seemed more chiseled. His eyes wiser and brighter. Well-worn jeans hung around his hips, the waistband sitting just below a set of abs that had me thinking all kinds of things—none of which had anything to do with a real estate transaction. While my stomach was a knot of nervousness, below that something inside of me was coiling so tightly that the possibility of shooting straight into the sky seemed feasible. Especially if he kept looking at me the way he was. His brown eyes were locked on mine and I was helpless to look away. “Nora Bennett,” he said as he closed the distance between us. He ran his hand down his jawline, the days’ worth of stubble only adding to his new all-grown-up appeal. “How are you?”
“Fine,” I answered softly as he reached out. The second his hand touched my arm, I knew I was in trouble—his rough, calloused fingertips met my smooth skin and it was like striking a match.
Prepare yourself. The prologue will grab your attention and drag down into a filthy minded gutter and you will be so happy to be there until you realize the object of Reid's affection is not a woman. Typical man!
I found myself loving Reid right from the start. His parents had given up just about everything to help him reach for his dream of being a pro in the Motocross racing world. Now that his dream has been realized he's back in his hometown to give back to his parents all that they sacrificed for him. He brought along his brother Hoyt, best friend Brett, and of course their prize dirt bikes.
Seven years is a long time for Nora Bennett to stew over being dumped when Reid left to follow his dreams. After all, they had planned to reach for the dream together but they were only teenagers. I couldn't find fault in Reid's decision and I understood why Nora would be hurt but the author drops a real bomb on us that explains why Nora's heart was wounded deeper than he could ever have imagined. Now Nora has moved on with her love life and career or at least she thought she had until Reid shows up on the scene.
Reid has gotten comfortable being a champion and now he's determined to win back his first and only love. I was so disappointed in Nora when her current boyfriend's history is revealed. Reid takes several opportunities to school the ass-hat. Ultimately I loved Nora's character as well once she opened up with Reid about what happened after he left. He reminds her of their happy times and that they have a chance to start living the future they had once dreamed of having.
I have to say I also fall in love with the supporting characters. Nora's sister and Brett have me anxious to see if the author has something magical for them in the future. The release of this second chance romance from Elizabeth Lee came as a surprise but it's no surprise that I LOVED it.
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