Book Review: Accelerate

Accelerate (Hotwired #1)
by Tracy Wolff

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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Accelerate generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This book quite aptly titled. It's the fast-paced love story of Nic Medina and Jordan Bass who meet and fall for each other in the span of just a few days. If this isn't your thing then you might as well stop reading. To be honest, it's not normally my thing either. But Tracy Wolff very precisely changed that when it comes to Accelerate. Her writing and her characters drew me in immediately and found myself smiling throughout the whole book.

Told from the alternating points of view of both Nic and Jordan, Accelerate takes you on quite the ride. I thought some of plot points were definitely the product of artistic license. They were fully exaggerated, seemingly out of the realm of possibility in certain situations, and again moving at lightning speed. Doesn't matter because the story is fantastic because of it. Wolff hooked me and I found myself unable to put the book down. I just really enjoyed these two characters and the crew that surrounds them. I felt their insta-connection. I adored them both. And loved reading about their short coupling.

Nic Medina is a total alpha. He exudes confidence. He's sexy and sharp. I mean the man has dreads and green eyes, come on. He's drives like he lives - in the fast lane. He's also kind, thoughtful, sweet, and capable of melting your heart. Jordan Bass is a troubled woman. Coming out her shell finally only to find herself smack in the middle of danger that Nic Medina is wrapped up in because of circumstances beyond his control. Between the two their quick wit, looks, implicit trust, and banter engage them in ways no other person has for each of them. And the passion and the sex is off the charts. I mean Nic Medina is without a doubt "pure magic" in a very vulnerable and desirable way.

I'm the first to admit the story is outlandish. But it's just so fun and easy and honest. It's not deep but so easy find yourself immersed in. It's a perfect lazy Sunday read or beach read. Both Nic and Jordan are characters you'll enjoy reading. The light angst comes from the plot not from the characters fighting what they feel yet the writing keeps us focused on these two. And the group of secondary characters who Nic calls friends and family enhance the feels of the story as well as Nic and Jordan. There wasn't a moment a felt disconnected from the writing or the plot. Wolff definitely held me captivated with her words. The story wraps up quite nicely although we do learn right at the end there's more danger lurking for Nic and company. I personally can't wait to find out what lies ahead for these two. Anyone interested in a quick, hot, adventurous romance I definitely recommend this book for you.

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