Series: Wild Riders #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 29, 2015
Format: eARC, 215 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Reid Travers knows how to win. Becoming Motocross royalty was always the plan, and he was willing to make sacrifices along the way to reach his goal. Sacrifices he thought he could live with until he returned to the small town where he grew up and learned to ride, and, more importantly, where he fell in love.
When fate sends Nora Bennett back into his life, he takes one look at her and realizes that he made a huge mistake breaking up with her seven years ago. Now, he'll do whatever it takes to win her back. As Reid sets out to earn her forgiveness and convince her that the guy she's dating is not the one for her, Nora finds herself torn between what her head is telling her and what her heart wants.
It's a race he never expected to be in, for a girl he can't stand to lose again.
When I first heard Elizabeth was releasing this book I was SUPER excited. I love sports romance and motorcross is something you don’t see out there very often. Granted it’s not a sport that I follow now, but I was pretty into it when I was in high school and my cousin raced, so there was definitely a bit of nostalgia on my part. Add in the fact that this is a second chance romance and I was all over this book. I totally read it in one sitting.
I absolutely adored the characters in this book. Reid was just plain wonderful. I loved that he wasn’t the stereotypical sports star manwhore. Even once he returned to the town where he and Nora grew up, he only had eyes for her. Now, she was in a relationship with someone else, but everyone pretty much knew what she and Beau had wasn’t love a lifetime type stuff. He was certainly no replacement for Reid. I won’t call what happens during this book a love triangle because, honestly, there was never any real competition. Nora was pretty great herself. She’d made a good life for herself after Reid left her all those years ago, but it became that much better when he returned. There’s no doubt the feelings were still strong between them, even after all those years.
I’m a total sucker for second chance romances and Reid and Nora gave me all the things I love about them. The passion, the emotion, the chemistry, EVERYTHING. I loved how he pursued her. I liked watching them find a little of their old selves in their current day situations, too. I laughed and cried. I felt the feels. Throttled was a great start to a new standalone series and I personally can’t wait for more. There are some great secondary characters and I can’t wait for them to move to the forefront and get their own stories!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.