What happens when my brother’s rival becomes my secret crush?
Noah Slade is a Formula 1 legend in the making.
Focused. Unapproachable. Ruthless on and off the track.
A man with walls higher than the Grand Canyon.
And my brother’s new teammate.
I want more of the prince who disguises himself as the villain.
But while I crave a happy ending, he wants to destroy his.
Maya Alatorre is a forbidden temptation.
An ambitious post-grad I should stay far away from.
And chaos wrapped with a bow.
We’re a ticking time bomb, about one wrong move away from exploding.
I want to trip the wire, detonating together in passion and pain.
Because in the end, all’s fair in lust and war.
Title: Throttled (Dirty Air, #1)
Author: Lauren Asher
Publication Date: January 9, 2020
Genres: Adult, Sports, Romance, Contemporary
I loved being introduced to the F1 world and sport from this book. It had an adventurous plot, a protective brother, and one soft boy with a protective shell.
To start this off, I have to say that the writing was not amazing (not bad just not great). However, I was interested in the plot so I stuck around. It was a lot of fun to travel the world and learn more about the F1 world. I knew pretty much nothing going in so I liked learning more about the sport in this way.
I wish there had been more friendship moments between Maya and her best friend, Sophie. They just kinda become automatic friends and I wish I could have seen more development in their relationship. Maybe some serious moments mixed in with the fun and games.
Noah was a sweetheart, but his personality did feel like it boomeranged a little too much. I think that’s because Asher was trying to show Noah as a guy with a rebellious front that she put on in public and a soft side in actuality. It just wasn’t written that smoothly.
Noah and Maya together were nice. I didn’t truly get invested in their relationship until closer to the end of the book when they started to have sweet moments together rather than passionate moments. A scene in Noah’s last race particularly had me rooting for them as a couple. I’m so glad the epilogue and extended epilogue gave me another peek into this softer side of their relationship.
Overall, I still enjoyed this book and am excited to read about the other guys in this F1 world. Liam and Sophie are next and I’m so excited!