Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Drive by Sidney Bristol

Hot Rides #1

Sidney Bristol

Released: February 23rd, 2016
Zebra: Kensington Books
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Romance

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Blazing Miami sun. Cool classic cars. Dangerous undercover assignment. In Sidney Bristol’s scorching new Hot Rides series, the cars are fast and the romance is furious…

Aiden DeHart has a history—and secrets. His classic car garage is a front for an FBI operation. His current mission: get some evidence from a drug dealer’s ex-wife, then get out. Madison Haughton sending his engine into overdrive isn’t part of the plan, though, especially considering she might not be as innocent as Aiden thought…

Since her divorce from her sleazeball ex, Madison has sworn off bad boys, gotten some sweet tattoos, and become a star of Miami’s roller derby scene. But however fast she skates, her ex is always on her tail. When the sexy guy in the muscle car offers to help, he could be her ticket to safety—or a detour down a deadly road…

As much as I love men in uniform, undercover operations do draw out the sexy guys. It's all about control: making sure you say the right words and act a certain way. Once your cover's blown, you might not live to see another day. There is always the thrill of trying not to get caught and if you like the thrill of getting caught up in a book, you'll love this one. It's filled with fast cars, bad guys, a whole lot of action (sexy times and shoot outs). You wouldn't expect love to fall into the mix...but it does!

Aiden DeHart, works alongside the FBI to take down a drug dealer, who has taken a few years to track down. A guy who makes sure to clean up his messes. In order to get close to him, Aiden tries to draw out data from his right hand man, Dustin Ross. Only, there is a problem...Dustin's ex-wife stole the drive he needs. Since he does have a way with woman, things may have gotten easier for Aiden. 

All Madison Ross really needed was to get away from her ex-husband. Everywhere she turns, every time she wants to start over, Dustin always finds a way to mess with her. She has the one thing he needs and she'll make sure he doesn't get it. When a handsome guy like Aiden shows up, claiming the drive is the only way to take down a drug dealer and her ex-husband, she couldn't help but go along for the ride. 


PLOT LINE - The thrill of an undercover operation is wrapped up with gangs, drugs, money, guns and hidden data. It is like a roller coaster ride with turns that may be a little predictable. But, there are parts that are not as such. Aiden likes to stick to his plans when it comes to getting what he wants. And, when another gang, the Eleventh, comes into play, things get a bit messy because they like to play dirty. The car chases and unexpected visits will certainly stir up some drama. When a woman is an added element the story, it can change things up as well. Especially, when she is connected to the guy he wants to take down for good. Although he shouldn't get involved with her, he can't help the protective nature that comes out. 

CHEMISTRY - Aiden's possessiveness + Madison's sassiness = explosive romance. Not only is their love kinda forbidden, it just hits him when he least expected it. From that instant connection as their eyes connected and careful touches were know the sexy times will be amazing. The only thing that bothered me was how she can trust him so easily. Of course she is hesitant at first, but I expected her to take some more time than it should, to gain his trust. Maybe Aiden's sweet talk drew her in and is not bad on the eyes either. The way he projects himself: wanting to protect her, in an alpha male kind of way, is pretty sexy. I guess the feeling of safety is all Madison needed. 

CREW - It's like when the Fast N' Furious team went undercover and were all badass to get things done. It's the characters that work alongside Aiden that makes it more special. It feels like they are a tight knit group. They all have their different quirks and it helps bring other characteristics from each other. There is a set of twins, who are my favorite. They are complete opposites, who balance the other out, and gets things done and under control. I can't wait until their stories are told. I love it when love blossoms within the group too! 


It can never be said that NYT & USA Today Bestselling author Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and fostering cats. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing DRIVE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours