Nov 9, 2017

Book Review: The Transporter

He’s used to being in the driver’s seat…until the girl he rescues makes him lose control.

Shane Sullivan, a.k.a. the Transporter, channels his need for speed into top-secret delivery runs for the Hudson Kings, an elite band of mercenaries. His precious cargo has never talked back—until now. He’s riding to the rescue of his fellow team member’s sister, who’s fleeing her abusive boyfriend. His job: steer clear of trouble and get her to New York City in one piece. But he didn’t count on her driving him to distraction. Now he needs to keep both hands on the wheel—and off his best friend’s sister.

Cecily Keegan has a poor track record when it comes to falling for charming bad guys. So although she’s grateful for this hard-bodied wheelman’s protection, she’s terrified of listening to her heart, which has been racing since she got into his backseat. But when she learns that the danger is far greater than a possessive ex, she has to trust Shane—because sometimes the bad guys turn out to be good after all.

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First off, let me say that this book is well written.  The pacing was smooth and the dialogue spot on which makes for an enjoyable book.  I really think that this is a book that a lot of readers will love.

That being said, I didn't fall in love with this book.  There was a sense of remove, a glass wall between me and the characters.  This really affected my being able to care about the characters which in turn affected the tension that the author was trying to build up.  I think that a part of it is the fact that I didn't find it realistic that Cecily is running from an abusive relationship yet is immediately ready to jump right back into one fraught with danger.  I have had an abusive relationship in the past and it took me a while to gain back my sense of self worth.  Sure I had some rebound flings but those were filled with self doubt.  And that self doubt just isn't apparent in her when it comes to Shane.  

Like I said, I am sure that many of my readers will enjoy this book and it is the start of a new series so jump into the story of the Hudson Kings from the beginning.  This book does contain violence and some rather hot sex scenes so be forewarned.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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