Stealing His Thunder
Masters of Adrenaline #1
Author: Jay Crownover
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: June 21st 2016
Review Source: InterMix | NetGalley
From the author of the Masters Unleashed series, Sparrow Beckett revs things up with two lovers on a collision course in the first Masters of Adrenaline novel.
Nothing gives Addison Kennedy a rush like stealing cars. The Lexus was the perfect target, but before she can get its engine purring, she's cold-cocked unconscious. When she comes to, she finds herself on a bed with a blonde, tattooed god standing over her.
Fox Larson is shocked to discover the thief he knocked out is actually a hot girl. Bringing her home may not have been the smartest move, but he wasn’t about to leave an unconscious and defenseless woman in a parking garage. Besides, if she’s part of an auto theft crew infringing on his territory, he needs to pump her for information.
However, Addison has personal drive that won’t be denied and she’s desperate to prove Fox’s group needs her skills. Submitting to his kinks in the bedroom is a hot yet complicated bonus. When a big job goes bad, and Addison finally gets her chance, will she succeed in stealing his thunder?
This is an Adult novel recommended for ages 18+ due to mature subject matter.
This is my first book from Sparrow Beckett and I thought it was really good!
I absolutely love how the story starts out!! From this line in the very beginning, "It was hard to believe she’d gone from mostly law-abiding undergrad student to criminal all because of a news segment on high-end car theft", I was hooked. That line in a nutshell describes the heroine, Addison Kennedy. She went from determined college student, to an adrenaline junkie. She hadn't found anything that fed into this newly discovered need, like stealing cars. One evening while trying to steal a gorgeous silver Lexus, she gets knocked unconscious. She comes to in a strange, sexy, tattooed man's bed.
Fox Larson thought he had knocked out a man stealing cars on his turf but discovers quickly, he, is a she. Not wanting to leave her there unconscious he takes her with him. Fox is the real deal car thief. He is a part of a close knit crew made up of family members. He exudes sex appeal in every way. He is the ultimate bad boy, alpha, dominate man.
Even though Addison enjoys stealing cars, she would do anything she could to help her family. Her family means the world to her. When her grandparents are in desperate need of money for care, she decides to take her car stealing to the next level for financial gain. Convincing Fox to let her join his crew is another story.
I really enjoyed this book. I went into it blind not expecting the intense, kinky relationship between the main characters. Fox was, simply put, HOT! I love the relationship between the two and I loved how feisty and fun Addison was.
I sometimes felt a little lost in the story because it seemed as though the reader was supposed to already know certain things and back stories. I also felt some of the sex scenes were a little over the top for me personally. I did like that the author realistically, in my opinion, described the progression of their relationship. While there was instant chemistry, there thankfully, wasn't instant love. They struggled a bit with understanding their feelings. Overall, it was an entertaining book. Based on this book I would read more from this author.