Sunday, February 21, 2016

Set the Pace (Detroit Love Duet) by Kim Karr

Set the Pace (The Detroit Love Duet, #1)

Every city needs a hero, but Detroit’s knight just might be a villain. 

A rough childhood branded Jasper Storm trouble. A bad boy. Not worth a damn. His love of cars was the only thing that could battle his delinquency. With the need for speed in his blood, he overcame his wayward ways. Mostly. All grown up, the broken city of Detroit hails him their shining star. And the man behind a new cutting-edge automobile is ready to turn this bankrupt town around.

Everything he does in life is fast. He talks fast, f*cks fast, and drives fast. But when one reckless turn brings him face-to-face with the childhood he has tried very hard to forget, he finds himself on the edge of wondering if he shouldn’t slow down.

Charlotte Lane was the tomboy who lived next door. She was his best friend. He was her protector. Then tragedy struck and she disappeared, forever—or so he thought. 

Jasper has many reasons to hate Charlotte and keep his distance, but she’s infiltrating his every thought and he can’t stay away. Back in town with an agenda of her own, she should push him aside. Make him turn around. Walk away herself. Yet she can't. 

With the past lurking between them, they proceed with caution. That is until one sex-filled night leads to murder. When Detroit’s biggest ally suddenly becomes suspect number one, will Charlotte—the girl Jasper once kept safe—be the one to save him?

This book wasn't at all what I anticipated.
Seeing as how I don't like to completely read blurbs, I thought this was about a race car driver!! 
Hot race car driver AND Kim Karr? Sold!
Although Jasper does like to drive fast cars, that's not at all what this was about! 

Mystery, suspense and action all wrapped around a sexy friends to lovers story. 
That's what this was!

I enjoyed the flashbacks to the past and Jasper and Charlotte's connection. 
Although only 8 years old, they were each other's everything. 
When times got hard, they knew they could rely on the other.

I was also intrigued by the mystery of it all, and was trying to figure out just what was going on.

There was plenty of action, uncertainty, and hotness throughout.

To be honest though, I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it.
I felt parts were a little too wordy and sometimes confusing.

In the end, I was definitely left wanting to know what happens in book 2.

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