Series: Drag and Drift
Author: Chacelyn Pierce
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short Story
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (May 10th, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Rance is thrilled to finally meet his friend’s roommate he’s been eyeing via social media. One problem, the feeling isn’t mutual. Hudson wants nothing to do with him and the street racing world. If Rance is anything, he’s tenacious, and soon realizes that Hudson’s attitude is nothing but a shield over his heart. Winning a race is easy but earning Hudson’s affection might prove to be the toughest challenge yet.
It’s no secret, Hudson Maas doesn’t trust easily, and over the years he’s created a thick armor over his heart to keep from getting hurt again. It shouldn’t matter, Rance isn’t his type and no guy in their right mind would want to date him with his disability. Situations soon demand Hudson must trust the one man he shouldn’t. However, depending on Rance seems to go a lot further than a ride home.
Review: This was quite a sweet story with sexy, hot and gorgeous Rance trying to win over heartbroken and shell-locked Hudson. It was quite fun seeing that the persona Rance had adopted to get away from his weak-self – the multi-millionaire winning businessman – had no charm over Hudson. On the contrary, it had quite the opposite results.
Hudson has been hurt enough in his life, his disability making him a target of cruel men who wanted him only for his money. He is not going to let this playboy charm him and lose his heart yet again.
But this story is the “don’t judge a book from its cover type”. I liked it a lot. Although, it was too short and things happened too fast for me. The trusting issues Hudson had were dissolved in a matter of one night and that made the read lose some credibility in my eyes. Even if the insta-love was somehow avoided by making it insta-lust instead, it still held that longing of intimacy love gives.
Despite the things that didn’t sit well with me and some typographic errors that were to be found throughout the text, I liked this one and found it quite entertaining. And if you like a fast read, sweet and romantic, with insistent and gorgeous protagonists that don’t give up even in the face of cruel rejection, then this is the book for you.