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Revived by Samantha Towle

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour Review || Excerpt || Giveaway Revived by Samantha TowleRevived by Samantha Towle
Series: Revved #2
Published by Self-Published on 12th July 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance
Pages: 312
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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India Harris didn’t have the best start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she and her twin brother, Kit, spent their lives in foster care, only having each other to rely on. Then, at a young age, a relationship with the wrong man left India pregnant. Wanting to give her son the life she never had, she put herself through school and graduated with honors.

Now, at the age of thirty, she’s a highly respected therapist.

At the top of his game as a Formula One driver, Leandro Silva had everything—until an accident on the track left him staring death in the face. After enduring twelve months of physical therapy, Leandro is now physically able to race, but his mind is keeping him from the track. Frustrated and angry, Leandro’s days and nights are filled with limitless alcohol and faceless women.

Entering the last year of his contract, he knows he has to race again, or he’ll lose everything he spent his life working for. Forced into therapy to get his life back, Leandro finds himself in the office of Dr. India Harris.

Falling for his uptight therapist is not part of Leandro’s plan.

Having unethical feelings for her patient, the angry Brazilian race car driver, is not part of India’s plan.

But what if the wrong person is the only person who is right?

review

Reviewed by Joanne

*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for review*

This is a really hard review to write. You know when you’re really, really looking forward to a book, because it’s the follow up to a book you loved? Yeah, that was me with this one. I absolutely loved Revved, and I was so excited to get started on Leandro’s story, but when I did get to start it, I struggled to get into it.

In Revved, the relationship between Andi and Carrick was a slow build up. Sure, they were instantly attracted to each other but they actually got to know each other before they started a sexual relationship. I loved how they had a platonic relationship first, there was a good foundation to build upon. They had sizzling chemistry you could feel when reading, but I didn’t get that with India and Leandro at all. It felt like it was just sex between them and while that sex was hot, I would have liked to have seen more of them getting to know each other outside of the bedroom.

So what did I like in this story? Well, I loved Leandro! I loved his passion, how he knew what he wanted and was prepared to fight for it. I loved how he comfortable he was around Jett, India’s son. Most of all, I loved his friendship with Carrick, and Andi. It was great to get the little glimpses of their life together as a married couple, and the little bromance Leandro and Carrick had going on.

I liked India but I can’t say I loved her. I felt for her, her early life hadn’t been that great but she’d worked hard to build a better life for herself. I found her too uptight, too professional, and I would have liked to have seen her loosen up a little. I did like the relationship she had with her brother Kit, and of course Jett, her 12 year old son. He was wise beyond his years and I loved the things he came out with.

Whilst the epilogue was good, I felt the ending was rushed. There was an issue that was brewing all through the book but it was over in a flash and the anticipation was more than the actual event. All in all, it was an okay read, but I was expecting more of the same experience I had when reading Revved.

excerpt

“Are you yelling at me?” I say to her.

Seriously, there’s something wrong with me because I get majorly turned on when she gets mad. Seeing her all fired up has my cock as hard as nails. Well, pretty much anything she does has my cock hard, but her anger is a definite aphrodisiac to me.

“Bloody well sounds like it, doesn’t it?” Her brow is all puckered into a frown.

She looks hot as fuck.

“I really want to fuck you right now,” I tell her in all seriousness.

Her eyes swing my way, wide and blazing. “Are you being serious?”

“I never kid about fucking you.”

“Jesus! You’re really pissing me off,” she huffs.

She makes to get up from the sofa, but I catch her arm, stopping her, and I pull her onto me. She makes a sound of protest but doesn’t actually try to get up.

“And you’re really turning me on,” I say to her.

Pausing she stares down at me. “I’m really mad at you right now, Leandro,” she grumbles, her voice less angry than before.

“Yes, well, I’m kind of mad at you, too, India. But I’m still hot as fuck for you.” I slide my hands to her ass giving it a squeeze.

She narrows her eyes at me. “We’re not having sex.”

“Not right now we aren’t, but as soon as Jett is asleep, I’m tying you to your bed and fucking the hell out of you.”

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About Samantha Towle

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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