Series: Detroit Love Duet #2
Published by Self-Published on May 16th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Follow Jasper Storm and Charlotte Lane as their epic love story continues to heat up the pages in this childhood friends to lovers romance that began in Set the Pace.
Charlotte Lane was the tomboy who lived next door.
Eyes the color of the summer sky.
Mounds of curly blond hair.
A little bit of sassy and a whole lot of sweet.
She was my best friend. My confidant. My salvation.
But when circumstances tore us apart, it put more than just miles between us. I hated her. Blamed her for my worst nightmare. And I never wanted to see her again.
Then one wrong turn brought her back into my life and now she’s under my skin. In the midst of all the chaos surrounding us, she’s what’s changing me. Practically bringing me to my knees. Driving me to want to be a better man.
But nothing is ever easy.
And as our worlds begin to crumble…so do we.
Our bond withstood the test of time, but when the future brings the unexpected, it will either draw us closer or tear us apart.
Can we weather the storm?
Whew! After a cliffhanger like Set the Pace left us with, I was salivating to get my little hands on Turn it Up. Have you seen this cover? I mean, as unnatural as it is to just stand by a car and put your t-shirt in your mouth to show your abs, I’ll take it. I’ll pay him to do so just to look at him. Next to his car. Doing that weird thing with his shirt. The model or Jasper, either one.
Please note: you MUST read Set the Pace before you read this. There isn’t even a lead in where it helps you along. There is a large, overarching mystery in the duet that is being solved by the two (and supporting) characters. While it is briefly reviewed what happens in the first book, you won’t really 100% understand.
When we left our two lovers, Jasper was getting arrested for the murders of Tory and Eve and Charlotte had just gotten attacked in her apartment, nearly killed. And we pick up right where we left off. Jasper is in temporary lock up, having PTSD-type flash backs to his days in Juvie, awaiting a bail hearing and Charlotte is in the hospital from her attack. A LOT goes down in the very beginning of the novel. Charlotte names her attacker, he gets arrested, and she essentially stays in Jasper’s apartment because she no longer feels safe in hers while she waits to hear what will happen to Jasper.
After the fast-paced beginning, we float along a little, aimlessly. We get a lot of really nice, steamy love scenes between the two. And their love is really building. A really sturdy foundation is being built for a solid life for the two of them. However, none of the mystery of the fire is really discussed. The boys (Jasper and the rest of the Lightening Motors crew) are dealing with the purchase of the land and the attacks on the company coming from an outside unidentified source.
The action really starts to pick up when you hit 60% in the book. It was so hard to put down, I didn’t! We have 2 big mysteries to solve: what happened 20 years ago with the company and who is messing with Lightening Motors now. And I have to say that both were solved perfectly for me. I was left very satisfied. Even the characters made peace with parents, secondary characters as well. I hope they get books as well. Maybe Jake? I feel like there was so much story on him, he really needs one. That would be an interesting book.
Overall I would give this between 4-4.5 stars. The beginning was a little slow for me, but the second 1/2 really took off. I really loved the character development of Charlotte and Jake, in particular. I know that Jasper does some changing, but Charlotte was more noteworthy.
These books are worth the read! Pick them up!