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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hot-Wired by Jennifer LaBrecque



Hot-Wired by Jennifer LaBrecque
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (214 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Bad boy Beau Stillwell was born with a need for speed. The reigning champ of Outlaw racing, Beau's always been a lightning rod for women—but not one of them has ever sent a real sizzle his way.

Until he meets Natalie Bridges, his little sister's wedding planner. Natalie's uptight. Controlling. But Beau discovers that underneath her cool, classic exterior, Natalie's a fiery little hot rod. And he knows exactly how to get her engine revved….

But when Natalie finds out Beau's deceived her, she hits the brakes. It's time for a little payback. And Natalie's going to start by driving Beau absolutely wild.

She wants to plan the perfect wedding for a client. He wants to prevent the wedding at all costs because he’s convinced the groom isn’t totally honest. Problem? They keep butting heads until one wins or they both end up satisfied. What’s going to happen? Read Hot-Wired and find out.

Ms. LaBrecque writes great race-themed romance. Her characters are brash and draw you in from the first page. The scenes, though not totally based in racing, are still rich. You feel like you’re right there, going through the renovations of the destroyed farm house. The descriptions of the renovations are realistic well written.

I liked that the heroine, Natalie, didn’t take no for an answer and gave Beau a run for his money. I love strong willed women in literature. I also liked that Beau didn’t just fall into her lap and beg for her love. The repartee between them is funny and touching at the same time. You really feel the passion between them even when they argue. Love doesn’t have to fit into a perfect package and when it does, perfect doesn’t make it wrong. Sometimes a run for your money is just want the man needs.

If you want a fun read for a warm summer night, then Hot-Wired is the novel for you. I give this work 4 ½ books.



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