Revved by Samantha Towle

24806344Published: March 22nd 2015 By: Samantha Towle

Genres: New-Adult, Romance, Sports & Games

Format: Kindle (411 pages) Source: Purchased My Rating: 2.5 Stars

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Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…

 

 


 

REVIEW

Revved was just a ‘meh’ read for me. I was so expecting to be blown away, which was not the case. When there’s an annoying protagonist involved, it makes the story unpleasant.

I really like Carrick. His is the one voice that the author did good on. He’s a playboy turned one-woman-man. His character stayed true throughout the whole story. He’s hot, and I’m sure if it were any other girl he’d been with, the sex would have been hotter. Instead, it was just okay.  I love when bad boys settle down, and Carrick is a bad boy. His public image makes him out to be a total douche with women flocking around him; and in some ways it’s true. But, he really has a soft side and he cares about people. Andi brought it out, but I just wish that he would have found someone else to fall for.

Andi is annoying! First impression? I thought for sure that she’d be one of those take-no-mess-from-anyone type of girls, but within moments of meeting Carr, she turned into a teenager. The author gives you the impression that you are about to meet an intelligent young woman who has her head on straight and doesn’t fall prey to manwhores. Vapid thoughts and all silly-as-hell actions is what we get from Andi. Sure, she went through something traumatic as a kid, but she was just so….arrgh! And she kept comparing herself to other girls that Carr was with. If that’s not immature, teen behavior, I don’t know what is.

A few grammatical errors made me take off stars as well. “Revealing” instead of “Reveling” (or Revelling since this is supposed to be British), among a few more. And the repeated use of “irrespective” irked me more than Andi’s stupidity. Not a total bad read, but I’m not even sure I want to read the next book, for fear of having to deal with another protagonist like Andi. But hey, everyone seems to love reading these types of cliché stories. There’s nothing wrong with a girl who falls in love with a bad boy. There’s also nothing wrong with said girl guarding her heart. And there definitely isn’t anything wrong with keeping secrets. I think if the author hadn’t introduced Andi as a strong female lead, then I wouldn’t have been so disappointed to find out that she is just the opposite. I would have loved for her to be stronger and let Carrick wear her down. But no, we get her loosing brain cells the moment she meets him. I’m still trying to figure out why everyone loves this so much.

2-5star

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12 thoughts on “Revved by Samantha Towle

  1. Great review! I’ve been wondering about this one… Too bad you didn’t really enjoy it 😦 But I totally know what you mean, all it takes is a character you don’t like to ruin it.

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  2. Ahh, such a shame about this one! I wasn’t into cars at all until I watched the Fast and Furious books, so even though I am not into NA I wanted to see if my like of cars could extend into my reading with this one. I am glad Carrick was such a good voice, but I am sorry to hear about how Andi was so annoying. Like you, I would’ve thought she was a no nonsense kind of person, but I guess not :/

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    • This one borders on the erotic side, but not much since there’s no bondage and whatnot going on. Still, you may like it for the whole race car theme, and Carrick is quite the character. Andi just rubbed me the wrong way.

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    • And even though the description is telling you exactly what will happen, the author still makes you think that something else is about to go down. I wish she had made Andi more tough, and let her walls down slowly. But no, she turned the girl into a hormonal teenager.

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  3. Haha! Sounds like this was a super super bad read read for you boo! Andi sounds like an MC I would rant about because she’s so weak and I DESPISE when my female leads are weak and lose brain cells the moment they meet the male MC. I’m just like….get it together girl. Get. It. Together….if I were you I might try out the rest of the books by the author, or ones in the series that is, but I’d be praying for a strong female leas this time. Gah! I hope your next read is better for you boo! *cough* Onyx. Or is it Opal? (I’m talking about the Lux series btw) teehee

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    • I have Onyx on hold at my library, and I got confirmation that I’m up next. Sorry I’m way behind you guys with reading this series! I may give the next book in this series a try. Maybe! Too many errors with this one made me not enjoy it, and the MC was a totally spazz.

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