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Hot Rides, #1

“Drive” is the beginning of the ‘Hot Rides’ series and has a fast pace, whether on the track or the streets, set in exotic Miami. There are somewhat odd obligations to the FBI that affect the actions of those attached to Aiden DeHart and partner Julian ‘s classic car garage. Their tightrope balancing between trying to survive in the drug and chop shop culture and staying in the gray area of legalities is a little confusing, especially with so many enforcement agencies having their own turf war.

I enjoyed Madison, the feisty heroine in this exciting romantic suspense story, and it’s a relief to discover that she is trying to rebuild her life after so many bad decisions, but I found some of the circumstances a little too disingenuous and contrived. The odd relationship between those at the garage and the FBI, the basis of Aiden and Julian’s antipathy for Madison’s ex, the hot and cold attention from the police detective, the turf war that complicates everything, and the odd search for the highly coveted item make this a head-spinning story. Despite this, the excitement generated by the car races and the vivid descriptions of those as well as of the roller derby culture make this a fun story that is a quick and exciting read and there are still plenty of threads that will lead to other stories.

In the romantic suspense story “Drive”, by Sidney Bristol, Aiden DeHart is trying to take down the man who is responsible for the death of several people important to him. He and the other members of his classic car garage operate on the shady side of the law, but with the FBI’s blessing…as long as they are getting results. The added complication of Madison Haughton, who is being sought by her ex-husband, causes Aiden to re-evaluate what is most important—revenge, or the paradoxical roller-skating Madison.

Book Blurb for Drive

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…

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 3.75