Nothing but a #blur…
There’s a new kid in town, and he’s hell on wheels.
From what we’ve heard, it may be because
he knows exactly what hell’s like.
You may know his brother, the NRR hotshot
(and former GearShark cover model)
It’s only natural a driver with his background and family connections
has sped his racecar into the newest, hottest division.
But that’s not all.
Arrow may be following in big bro’s tread marks,
but he doesn’t plan to stay there.
He’s swerving onto the road less traveled…
and a lot more controversial.
He’s opening up about his private struggles with sexuality
to tell a story that’s gone unheard until now.
One thing’s for sure; Arrow may have a painful past,
but his foot is heavy on the accelerator.
With speed like this, he’s bound to leave everything behind in
nothing but a #blur.
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4.5 stars — I will start off by saying that this book should contain a HUGE trigger warning. I don’t have triggers, but I really don’t get why more authors aren’t putting them on books. You can be vague, you can just say trigger warning and not explain what kind, but give people who have triggers at least a mini head’s up.
This book broke me, particularly the past sections. I was trying so hard to contain my bawling in bed because my hubby was sleeping, but even though I wasn’t making any noise, I was shaking so hard he woke up anyways. And didn’t even comfort me, the bastard. So yeah, be prepared for a bit of an emotional rollercoaster in parts.
I’ve been fascinated by both Arrow and Hopper from previous books. And their book was both really fulfilling and left me wanting a bit more at the same time. We’ll see how I feel after #FinishLine, but this book was a strange dichotomy. It’s why I’ll end up rounding down, even though I had mega feels while reading it.
I loved both characters. I felt like we really got to delve into what their shattered souls were like, and I loved seeing them develop strength both on their own, and derive it from each other. I really loved them together. There were so many lines that just got to my heart, I loved how they recognized the brokenness in each other, but weren’t put off by it…rather they were drawn to each other almost because of it.
I freaking stood up and cheered with Arrow’s confrontation with his father at the end. That was ridiculously satisfying.
There were so many scenes that just pulled me in and grabbed hold of me. I loved the way they loved each other, how they both resisted, were unsure, were afraid, but the connection was powerful enough to keep drawing them back. I even enjoyed that they had stumbling blocks, but that they overcame them. And I really felt their chemistry, I especially enjoyed their first explorations of each other.
I will admit that there were things that didn’t quite work for me. I thought the stuff Arrow dealt with from his father at the beginning was a bit over the top. I was disappointed that we didn’t really get any resolution on the aftermath of Arrow’s past (I really thought we’d find out more details on what happened when Lorhaven found him, and what happened to the guys). And similarly I was disappointed that we got NO resolution from Hopper’s past. What happened to those two guys? What happened to Arrow’s mother? She just kind of fell off the radar, that seemed odd. And while I loved the connection between Arrow and Hopper, it felt a bit rushed at the beginning… And quite frankly, I thought the development of their physical relationship moved too fast to be believable with Arrow…I wouldn’t have minded something more there. It seemed like a missed opportunity. I know people heal in different ways, but…
So yeah. Those are some mega missed opportunities, but I guess that goes to show how much I loved the parts that I loved. They overshadowed those things that on a different book would have brought my rating down much farther. Super curious to see what we get from the final book…