Seventeen-year-old CJ Ainsworth doesn’t drive—not because she can’t, but because she won’t.
She’s been living with the guilt of being the sole survivor of the head-on
that claimed her mother’s and sister’s lives. It’s the reason she
refuses to get behind the wheel. It’s the reason her father has nearly
abandoned her. It’s the reason she’s sent to piddle the summer away at
her estranged Memaw’s house in Edisto Beach.
All CJ wants to do
is isolate herself and make it to the trial at summer’s end, where
she’ll testify against the stranger who couldn’t keep his car in its own
She doesn’t expect to fall for a boy, especially not Jett
Ramsey, a hotshot racing champion destined for greatness on the NASCAR
CJ’s resolve crumbles when she loses a bet that puts her squarely in Jett’s
seat. While he patiently reintroduces her to driving, they confide in
each other, and CJ learns she’s not the only one silently suffering
through a loss.
As their connection deepens, Jett’s focus on the
track is called into question. CJ can't be the cause of another car
crash, but her heart is broken either way. Can CJ learn to put her heart
in drive? Or will she throw it in reverse?
My Review: 5 STARS
I picked this up because I loved the sound of the blurb and the cover was interesting to me. I opened the book and on the first page I was lost in CJ’s world, in her trauma, in her angst, and in her slowly falling for and opening up to, Jett. Their love story had so many twists and turns and just drew you into their world where everything seemed to make sense until it didn’t, and then you’re there along with them both right through to the very end. It was a delightfully swoon worthy romance and one that I recommend! I picked up the second book in the series and can’t wait to lose myself in that one too!
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