by Tracy Wolff
Published: November 24, 2015
Sold by: Random House LLC
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A sexy carjacker takes a would-be starlet for the ride of her life as a pulse-pounding new series from New York Timesbestselling author Tracy Wolff begins.
Once the brains behind a car-boosting ring, Nic Medina has spent the last three years playing it straight. Now drag racers flock to his L.A. auto shop, Hotwired, for a shot at going head-to-head with the man himself. But when a crooked cop gives Nic a treacherous ultimatum—steal ten high-end cars or watch his nephew disappear into the system—he makes the only choice he can, one that puts the life he’s worked so hard for at risk. No sooner does Nic agree than he spots some nasty competition—and a gorgeous bystander in harm’s way.
A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him. Nic’s bad news—but the real bad guys aren’t above silencing a witness. On a collision course with danger, Jordan finds herself falling for the man whose street smarts are keeping her alive . . . and whose touch puts her in high gear.
Praise for Tracy Wolff
“Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages.”—New York Timesbestselling author J. Kenner
“Tracy Wolff knows how to keep you panting for more and utterly satisfied all at once.”—New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery
“No matter what Tracy Wolff writes, I’m hooked!”—Bestselling author Virna DePaul
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
My Thoughts: I've read several of Tracy Wolff's books and enjoyed them all, so after seeing this one and reading the synopsis, I was really excited to be able to read Accelerate - and I have to admit, I really liked this cover. Nic Medina is the main heartthrob in this novel. He looks and comes across as a real badass, which he is, but he is an awesome guy as well. He's not had an easy life and has made some bad choices, but he takes his responsibility seriously, and sometimes carries the what seems like the weight of the world on his shoulders. One thing is for sure. He is fiercely loyal and will protect and take care of those he loves no matter the cost. Jordan Bass is trying her best to make a new life for herself 3 years after her own traumatic event. It's at a drag race that Nic Medina catches her eye, and she catches his as well. As fate would have it, one thing leads to another and she finds herself in a situation where she is up close and personal with Nic Medina.......well let's just say things begin to really get interesting.
Accelerate is an exciting, action-packed, sexy, suspense filled story that is also romantic, deals with some really difficult and heartbreaking situations, and also has just the right amount of humor mixed in. I loved the characters, and there were quite a few secondary characters as well that I really liked and I look forward to seeing some of them get their own stories in future installments. I enjoyed watching Nic and Jordan's relationship develop over the course of the novel, seeing how they each played a huge role in helping to heal the other emotionally and were so in tune with each other's needs. I especially enjoyed watching Jordan come out of her shell in this area. Accelerate is a great beginning to what looks to be a promising series.