Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ Quarter Mile Hearts: An American Muscle Novel by Jenny Siegel

Quarter Mile Hearts: An American Muscle Novel
by Jenny Siegel

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015

Following an accident injuring her dad, twenty-four year old Leigh Storm returns home to the town she was once so desperate to escape.
It is only a matter of hours before she runs into Max 'Manwhore' Morgan. Dark eyed and dangerous to her heart, he is the very last person she wants to see. It might have been four years since she saw him last, but there's no denying the chemistry between them is as potent as ever. Max makes it clear he isn't about to let her run again, even if he is the one thing Leigh vowed to herself she would never date: a street racer.
After racing tore apart her own family and left a path of destruction in its wake, Leigh decided long ago that it is not the life she wants for herself. But when a wager gone wrong threatens her dad's livelihood, Leigh must go against everything she believes in.
This time there's more at stake on the quarter mile that just the family business-She's risking her heart as well. 

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5 – Fast & Furious, Sexy & Frustrating – Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Every interaction we have is either sexually charged or fueled by anger. I'm always a snarky bitch to him, and he acts like a dick. But after visiting my dad, I just feel drained and not in the mood for a fight.

Leigh Storm grew up around racing and fast cars, it's all she has ever know and she hates it. It destroyed her family and is the reason she fled her hometown four years ago and rarely returns. But when she gets a call that her dad was in an accident, she hops on her motorcycle and speeds back to the one place she was desperate to avoid – and the man she has been hiding from. It doesn't take long to run into the one man who has always held her heart, even though she would never admit that to anyone – even herself. Max 'Manwhore' Morgan is everything she tries to avoid and doesn't want in her life, but she just can't seem to stay away from him when they are in the same town. Max makes it perfectly clear that he will not let her runaway from him again, all he wants is for her to look past the racing and give him a chance, but getting her to see him for more than the manwhore street racer she always believed him to be may just be a bigger challenge than he is prepared for. Fighting the explosive chemistry that flames between them may more than Leigh can handle, but is she really willing to risk her heart? When a threat to her dad's livelihood and everything she has ever known emerges, Leigh may just have to go against all she believes in to save her dad from ruin – but where will that leave her in the end?

Was I naïve to think that I could avoid him forever? That whatever I felt for him before would just disappear? Obviously, I was because that is exactly what I had hoped for. But it hasn't worked. It has only resulted in me wanting him even more.

Let me tell you why I was so damn addicted to this book – it was like watching any one of the Fast & Furious movies (ALL of which I LOVE) with the added bonus of smokin hott sex. How could I NOT get addicted to THAT?! I may not know shit about cars, other than how fast I can go, but I love watching them. I love seeing chicks just as into them as the guys they know. We get all that and more in this book. The characters were all amazing – bestie Beth and her fiancé Aaron – who also happens to be Leigh's cousin, are exactly the kind of people everyone should have in their lives. Funny and loyal, supportive and badass – it's no wonder Leigh missed them so much. Leigh's dad was hilarious. He may be no spring chicken, but even laid up in the hospital he is a gear head at heart and there is no denying how very much he loves his daughter and misses having her around. With a book centered around street racing, we experience the scene that surrounds it – the grease monkeys, the gear heads, the racer girlfriends and unfortunately, the groupies. Sadly, that played a large part in what kept Leigh from Max for so long. The guy may not be as bad as she thought he was, but that doesn't mean he didn't play the part quite convincingly. I can certainly understand why she came to the conclusions she did and it kinda bothered me that he didn't see that. I get that when they first met he was a dumbass teenage BOY, but dude – wake the hell up to what your doing. He does win me over eventually when we finally start to see the REAL Max, but it took some time. 

I think my only real problem with the book is that is was told entirely from Leigh's POV, which held me back from really getting to know Max, understanding what makes him tick and just what the hell he is thinking sometimes. Of course, the one thing he has absolutely no trouble conveying is just how damn sexy he is, seductive and dirty, flirty and just freakin hott. The chemistry between the two jumped off the pages, burned up my libido and was impossible to ignore. Leigh was just badass, and I loved it. She knows her way around a car in her sleep, she loves American muscle and speed and can race the best of them – she just refuses to. She may hate the fact that cars are in her blood, but she can't fight it. She is also stubborn as hell and more than a little pigheaded, but hey – she's a hot chick tom boy who doesn't truly know her allure so you gotta love her anyway. This book was chock full of drama, tons of racing action of all kinds, smokin hott steam and lots of laughs – really, it was just a fantastic journey – one that landed Jenny Siegel a pretty solid spot on my One-Click-Addiction List and I cannot wait to see what she brings us next.

Everything is changing between us. And as hard as I try to fight it, I can't. There has always been something between Max and me, and despite all my denials, it is still there. The question is what the fuck I do about it.

Jenny Siegel writes new adult romance. When she's not writing (or entertaining two little terrors) Jenny is glued to her Kindle, or plotting (also known as daydreaming) about hot tattooed heroes that will sweep a girl off her feet.

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