Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she’s racing against Hayden.
As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense–and strictly forbidden–attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind…
I was super excited about another S.C. Stephens book – it has been so long! Oh, and a book about motorcycle racing – yes, please! I was really sad that it didn’t live up to my expectations. Perhaps they were so high, I did it to myself. I am just not sure.
The first part of Furious Rush really was slow. By the middle, it picked up steam and I began to feel a connection with the characters. This is the point where my enjoyment level reached a high. I loved the forbidden romance aspect between Kenzie and Hayden – it was hot and sensual which really saved the story for me. The motorcycle racing was awesome as well.
Do not get me wrong, I enjoyed the book but at the same time I felt like it was missing something. I will read the second book because at this point I am invested in the characters. I would like to see how this plays out.