Date of release: December 11, 2014
Title: Love, In The Fast Lane
Series: Carolina Bad Boys #2
Author: Rie Warren
Publisher: Rie Warren
Published titles: Four full length novels within the past twelve months including the Don’t Tell series published by Grand Central-Forever Yours.
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Page count: Approx 270 pages
Keywords: alpha male, biker, southern, humor
New York Times bestselling paranormal author, Nicky—Nick—Love is anything but successful in love. For years he’s lost himself in his writing career, but now he’s ready to get back to his rebel-boy roots. While restoring a motorcycle at Stone’s Auto Service, he meets the Wildcat of his dreams. She’s a shock to the system for the romance writer who doesn’t remember a damn thing about wooing a woman.
Cool-as-ice, Catarina “Wildcat” Steele is utterly untouchable until Nicky ignites a spark she can’t control. Their electric attraction explodes as Nicky pursues her, but he comes bearing the baggage of a family tragedy he’s hidden from everyone. He knows love has no guarantees.
Their passionate romance falls apart when Nicky discovers Cat’s secret rivals his own. The truth about her past reopens Nicky’s raw wounds and awakens a ghost he never laid to rest. He doesn’t know how to have Cat, and now he can’t trust her. Will they be torn apart . . . or tamed by love?
Suddenly, the soles of my boots vibrated from the roar of an iron horse throttling into the parking lot. The growling sound was sheer animal velocity gunning from wide-open pipes. It sent shivers down my spine to my balls.
The reverb from that engine was a magnet to my soul. I pushed through the crowd until I hit the forecourt. My feet stopped, my heart sped, my blood settled way down low in my groin.
Holy motherfuckin’ hell.
Make that a chrome horse, with Wildcat Steele astride it.
A beauty, her Harley was sleek lines, shining pipes, and sick angel-wing emblems on either side of the gas tank. But what took my breath away was the babe-badass-boss of that machine. Cat. Fucking. Steele. Dressed in goddamn black leather.
Walking to her, I held out my hand. Her palm, covered in a fingerless leather glove, hit mine. She slid one lean leg over the seat, then the other. After working off her helmet, she shook her hair free and almost shook my balls loose. On this night of the jack-o’-lantern, Josh’s jackasses were not to be outshone. They whooped and hollered around us, and I knew just how Josh felt when he wanted to blind each and every one of them.
Wildcat unzipped her padded leather jacket, revealing a thin black tank beneath, baring cleavage that made it apparent she’d gone for the braless look. It could’ve looked tacky but on the lady who always dressed to the nines, it just looked yes and more. The bonfire behind her highlighted her hair in coal-black-blue. Thigh-suctioning leather pants lay low on her hips, and the scuffed, silver buckled low-heeled boots on her feet were ten thousand times more about riding it hard than any other woman’s stilettoes.
I took her helmet and hooked it over the handlebar of her chopper. I trailed a finger down the jagged teeth of her jacket zipper, my knuckles brushing warmth beneath. “What are you dressed up as, darl’?”
Her sapphire blue eyes snapped to mine. “Just me. Wildcat for one night only.”
“Are your claws out tonight?”
She inched toward me and whispered, “I should apologize. I shouldn’t have gone off on you like that at your house.”
“Are gonna go off on me tonight?”
“Maybe. But only in a way I think you’ll like.”
I had to kiss her. I’d die if I didn’t touch her. In front of her brothers, the boneheads, and everybody else, I cradled her face and dipped down to her waiting lips. All was not forgiven so much as forgotten with the warm slide of her lips against mine and the wet press of her tongue into my mouth. I gripped her waist, hauling her to me. Her moan collided with my groan, and her hands twisted through my hair. When her tongue circled mine in a sleek hot dance, I grabbed her ass and ground against her.
“About damn time!” Some fool shouted.
“Get a room.”
“Get a porn set!”
I’d settle for a bed.
Cat pulled away. “Is that your sword poking me? Or are you just happy to see me?”
“Not you, too,” I groaned. I moved her into the shadows and away from all the shit-stirrers. I rubbed my lips against hers. A shiver rippled up her body as I tugged her earlobe between my teeth. And it was so damn tempting to go for her tits, her nipples, the amazing chandelier jewelry apparent beneath her thin top and only one piece of fabric away.
“I like your ride.”
“I bet you do, hon.” Her glorious smile gave life to that deep dimple in her cheek. Sexy vixen with an impish side.
Out of nowhere, two bulky masses closed ranks around her, too close for my comfort. All that muscle—Brodie and Boomer—like Cat needed protecting from anyone.
“Knock it off, guys.” Her lips flattened.
“Maybe we should knock his block off, sis.”
She pivoted around. “Really? How old am I?”
Brodie tugged on his hair and muttered to the ground. “Twenty-six.”
“But that doesn’t mean you know what’s good for—” Boomer was cut off with an oh no you din’t glare from Cat.
She threaded her fingers through mine and swept past the surly Steele bros. “Stay out of my way tonight. I’m not gonna do anything stupid.”
4.5 out of 5 stars
So I missed reading the first book in this series, but I don't suggest that readers do that because you'll miss quite a bit of what's tied into this book. Now that being said I thoroughly enjoyed the book even when I didn't know why something was happening the way it did.
Nick Love, our hero, is a best-selling romance writer who happens to be a little bit Boston Bad-ass, a lot of a Southern Charmer, and one dirty-talking, sexy man. He has met his match in the fierce and fiesty woman that is Cat Steele. She's a take no bullshit, stand on her own two feet kind of woman, with two big bad-ass brothers who'll take care of those that don't listen to what she says. Nick wants Cat so bad he can taste it, but this is one hellcat can't really can't chase in the traditional way. He knows if he did chase after her, there is no way in hell he'd ever catch her, let alone keep her forever.
Luckily she's just as attracted to him as he is to her, but that doesn't mean this is going to be an easy walk in the park. She makes him work for every little step, but then at times she pushes him far away and continues to run. Both of these characters have issues they haven't dealt with that have left them scarred and vulnerable. That's what makes them both good characters, too. That heavy dose of realism instead of the perfect plastic goodness you see in many stories.
What really kept my attention was Nick's love for his family, they were his strength and he made damn sure they knew what they meant to him. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the back and forth with Nick and Cat, and the seriously hot sexy times between them. Nick's interaction with Josh, JJ, LeeLee, and his MiMi though really made me love the story instead of just like the story.
There are moments in this story that are poignant, some that are just adorably cute (Nick interacting with his friend's baby girl), and there are the parts you just grin because JJ's talking to his Uncle Wicky. There's one scene with Josh and Nick at Frankie, the tailor's, getting their tuxes for Josh's wedding. Oh man, you will laugh your butt off during this scene. It was so well written I could see Frankie interacting with Nick and Josh.
Overall, this was a great story with fun, addictive characters that you actually DO care about because they're so well-written. The story is solid which helps to showcase the wild cast of characters. I highly recommend this for all of you that love a man who isn't afraid to write a romance novel, yet dig in to working on his motorcycle, or change a baby's diaper. This is just one of those stories you'll fall for and want to read again and again. ~ Reviewed by Chris
REVIEWS FOR CAROLINA BAD BOYS #1, STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE
"Humor, romance, loveable characters, and hot sex. Talk about one hell of a winning combo." ~Hines and Bigham's
"If you like the good guy who just happens to be badass, who's not afraid to fall hard for the woman he knows is meant for him, then Josh Stone is at your service." ~Literati Book Reviews
"Drama, a really hot sexy as hell Southern bad Boy, LOL moments and my favorite - romance authors UNCENSORED." ~Lustful Literature
"If you want to laugh, cry and just enjoy yourself while reading a really great romance this is the book for you!" ~5 Rockin' Stars, Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
NEXT IN SERIES:
STEELE, INTO YOUR HEART
Carolina Bad Boys #3
Coming in April 2015
Brodie Steele is a badass biker dude. Ashe Kingston is a sexy police officer with an attitude. Their bad blood runs deep. But after they hook up at a wild biker week, can they keep their pact? What happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week. Yeah, right.
RIDE Novella from book #1 STONE is coming January 8, 2015
Carolina Bad Boys novella
January 8, 2015
The full, sexy, New Adult version of RIDE, the novella featured in Stone, At Your Service, Carolina Bad Boys series.
College man Jase Everly has bad boy written all over him. Rides a motorcycle? Check. Has tats? You bet. Couldn't give a shit about rules? He's all over that.
When he's cut off from the oil baron family funds, he finds a new way to support his education, his bike habit, his bad habits. And his business venture is nothing he's proud of.
Top-notch student Avery Greene is a good girl. Deans List, never missed a class, straitlaced material. She's on the college fast track until one night and one jock destroy her life. She hides inside her sweaters. She buries her nose in her books.
She ignores the pain inside her, and she's sure she hates Jase from the moment she lays eyes on him.
The problem is—Avery needs someplace to stay, and Jase wants a roommate. They’re enemies at first sight. Now they’re going to live together.
That’s what she said.
Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.
A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.
You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website https://www.riewarren.com. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/Saritza_Hernandez.html
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