Romance Review | Accelerate by Tracy Wolff

OverviewOnce the brains behind a car-boosting ring, Nic Medina has spent the last three years playing it straight. Now drag racers flock to his L.A. auto shop, Hotwired, for a shot at going head-to-head with the man himself. But when a crooked cop gives Nic a treacherous ultimatum—steal ten high-end cars or watch his nephew disappear into the system—he makes the only choice he can, one that puts the life he’s worked so hard for at risk. No sooner does Nic agree than he spots some nasty competition—and a gorgeous bystander in harm’s way.
A small-town girl with Hollywood dreams, Jordan Bass never expected to be swept up in a real-life drama. But that’s exactly what happens when she witnesses a violent crime. And when a smoldering stranger takes the wheel and practically kidnaps her in a desperate bid to keep her safe, she’s not sure whether to scream . . . or kiss him. Nic’s bad news—but the real bad guys aren’t above silencing a witness. On a collision course with danger, Jordan finds herself falling for the man whose street smarts are keeping her alive . . . and whose touch puts her in high gear.

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Publishing Date: November 24, 2015
Stars: 4
My Review: 4 fast cars and sexy drag racer stars for Accelerate. Tracy Wolff earned a special place on my physical and digital bookshelf from the first time I read the beginning of the Ethan Frost series. She's a fabulous author and this new series is shaping up to be fantastic. Nic Medina is so not my normal type because I don't like dread locks but for him, I think I can make the exception. Jordan is awesome and I loved her quite a bit. 

Jordan ends up at a drag race to find the guy who can hopefully reupholster her 370z for cheap. There she sees and watches Nic Medina race while being filled in on who he is and what he does. He's hot and she can't help but look at him but keeps her distance because she's only there to fix up her newly purchased car. Life gets complicated when she next meets Nic as he's stealing her car and kidnapping her. Things get complicated and heated real fast.

Nic has done everything he could to toe the line between legal and illegal without causing any issues. He has a family to protect and really doesn't want to go back to prison. When he's forced to steal Jordan's car he sees no way other than kidnapping her to keep her safe. He struggles with his attraction to her, his need to protect his family, and his need to protect her. He's not a bad guy but he's between a boulder and a rock wall.

Unexpectedly, the two bond in more ways than one which leads to even more complications. The sparks between them ignite to an overblown inferno which neither of them can deny. With the threat of a dirty cop taking everything Nic's worked so hard for and the possible threat to Jordan's life, they have a lot against them. The story wraps up neatly leading the reader into the next book which will heat up even more and I look forward to it!