Sherilee Gray – Swerve (Boosted Hearts #1)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

He’ll risk it all for one more night… 

When Hugh Colton’s father ran off, leaving him with a pile of gambling debts and a crime boss demanding repayment in stolen cars, his options were limited. Now his life’s on hold, and the last thing he needs to be worrying about is a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume. He sure as hell shouldn’t be rescuing her in the car he’s just boosted—or asking her to come home with him. But a thief like him can’t offer more, no matter how much he wants to.

Everyone either leaves or is taken away, at least that’s all graphics designer Shay Freestone has ever known. And after a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, she’s sworn off relationships forever. So it’s a good thing this raw, bearded, mountain of a man isn’t her type. Yet as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more.

Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future?

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Laimēju Goodreads izlozē.

Vērtējums/Rating: 3.5/5

Mana recenzija (pārdomas)/My (thoughts) review

Piespiedu brīvprātīgā Šeja atrodas ballītē Poison Ivy tērpā, jo pēc Draudzības līguma (ar draudzeni Keilu)otrās nodaļas ceturtā punkta, kurā minēts, ka gadījumā, ja vienai vajadzēs palīdzību mīlestības nosargāšanā~, otra nedrīkst atteikties no nekā, lai palīdzēt. Bet Šeja nebija iztēlojusies, ka viņai piesiesies tizls Betmens.

Pat, ja konkrētais Betmens būtu sakarīgāks, Šeja diezin vai ielaistos tik ātri pēc sāpīgas (ne tikai emocionāli, bet arī finansiāli) šķiršanās no puiša un reizē bosa Trevisa; tagad nākas piestrādāt trijos darbos, lai savilktu galus. Šeju uzaudzināja un izskoloja vecmāmiņa, kura Šejai palikusi ļoti mīļa atmiņās. Šeja nav no tievākajām meitenēm, tā teikt ir miesa uz kauliem, tā iemesla dēļ Šeja bērnībā un arī pat tagad tikusi aizskarta un apsmieta – diemžēl gan no mātes, gan Trevisa(šķiršanās iemesls) un arī daža laba cita puses.

Viss mainās, kad viņu no tā paša Betmena uzmākšanās tumšā autostāvietā izglābj Hjū. Hjū, kā tas romantikas žanram piederas ir viss komplekts – muskuļi, sešpaka un pro gultā. Hjū lieliski saprot, ka attiecībām viņa dzīvē šobrīd nav vietas, īpaši, ņemot vērā viņa (automehāniķis – kopā ar brāli pieder darbnīca) nodarbošanās netīro pusi, auto zagšanu. Pēc tēva kārtējas izgaišanas, atstājot ģimeni pamatīgos parādos, un ne jau bankai, bet gan kriminālam bosam, kas atmaksu, zinot Hjū prasmes, grib saņemt graudā un ar kārtīgiem procentiem.

Domājams esmu to pieminējis iepriekš, lasot jebkādu romantiku, ka šis žanrs nav man komforta zona, bet jāsaka godīgi, ka nebija slikti : ).  Neesmu arīdzan ‘’mīlestības no pirmā acu skatiena’’ fans. Biju patīkami pārsteigts, ka pēc tāda sākuma, pirmā 18+ aina bija vien pēc ~60 lapaspuses (pluss, ka pārlieku neatkārtojās). Vairāk patika, kad stāsta uzmanība tika pievērsta Hjū un Šejas attiecībām, kā arī katram atsevišķi. Abiem ir gan sāpīga pagātne, gan krietna daļa noslēpumu, kas var patraucēt nākotnes kopībai.

Nebija grūti uzminēt, kurš tēls būs sērijas otrās grāmatas uzmanības centrā, tas tikai loģiski.

Laba atslodze no ierastās literatūras, kuru sanāk lasīt.

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Partly of free will and partly because she was forced Shay is at a costume party as Poison Ivy. She was forced to be there because of her friend Kayla and their Friendship contract in which one point says that if one of them is in pursuit to secure love the other has help no matter what. But Shay didn’t imagine that she would be harassed by horrible Batman.

Even if the mentioned Batman would be more coherent, I doubt that Shay would be interested after more than a painful (not only on emotional level but also financially) separation from Travis, her boyfriend and boss at the same time; now Shay has to work three jobs to pay the bills. She was raised and schooled thanks to her grandmother, about whom she has very sweet memories. Shay isn’t a skinny girl, she has some flesh on her bones, unfortunately because of that she has been laughed at throughout her life – even by her mother, Travis (the reason for separating) and by others.

Everything changes when Shay is saved from that same Batman in a dark parking lot. She is saved by Hugh, and of course accordingly to a romantic genre he has everything – muscles, a six pack, and a pro in bed. Hugh understand that there is no place for permanent relationship in his life right now, considering the deep hole their father (Hugh has a brother and sister) got them into before disappearing. Hugh partly owns a mechanic shop with his brother Joe. Because of the debt to a crime boss Al by their dad, now to repay (with interest) they have steal high end cars for him.

I think I have mentioned in previous reviews of romantic novels that reading this kind of book is out of my comfort zone, but I honestly can say that this wasn’t that bad. Also, I’m not a fan of love by the first sight. I was pleasantly surprised that the first sex scene was just after page 60 (another plus that there wasn’t a noticeable repetition in them). I liked more when the attention was directed towards Hugh and Shay’s relationship and to both of individually. They both have a painful past and a good share of secrets, who knows if that, might eventually break them apart.

It wasn’t hard at all to guess which character will be at center of attention in the second book that was only logical.

This book was a good break from the usual style of books that I tend to read.

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2 thoughts on “Sherilee Gray – Swerve (Boosted Hearts #1)

  1. Atpakaļ ziņojums: Nan Klee – DreaganStar |

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