Carolina King (Drive Me Wild, #2)by Gwendolyn Grace
Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack
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Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed.
No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them.
Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?
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An addictive and steamy series Favorite Quotes: “A few months later Uncle Eddie went to prison, and since most of the men in my family, including my father, were there already it was sort of like a little family reunion.” “There was no way I’d be able to sit next to him though. My mind lost all rational thought and allowed my body to do the thinking when it came to him.” “It was like being surrounded in quicksand. The more my head struggled to flee, the deeper it settled in.” “The craziest thing about all of this is, the old me would have been trying to rip your hair out, but now that I have Drew, I don’t feel that way. It’s like any sort of jealousy I would have felt over the situation is gone. I guess being in love changes the balance of emotions we keep stored in our heart.” “First love felt like floating. Our hearts were pure, and we were naïve enough to believe we had forever. True love felt like falling. It was out of my control. My soul craved his attention, my body longed for his touch, and my heart ached for him to love me in return.” “I’ve loved you since the first night I saw you. Everything about you was beautiful, and you just seemed to glow. Since then you’ve added light to my darkest and most forgotten places in my heart.” My Review: Gwendolyn Grace has mastered the cliffhanger – which typically changes the air around me into various tints of blue – sigh, but she has managed to hook me twice now, and I can accept it from her somehow. While reading her latest offering of Carolina King, I found myself conflicted as I was definitely team Drew in book 1 Carolina Hurricane, and here I am getting all feely about his nemesis Mack King. I was going soft for Mack and Jonna then I realized – what I am doing, he’s a street punk and a player?!? But this is one of those lessons that people and things are not what they seem - which is a trope I greatly admire as it causes people to rethink their perceptions, which, hopefully, will carry over into their real life attitudes. Ms. Grace’s writing is again entertaining, easy to follow, thoughtful, and deliciously sensual. And also hopelessly addictive. With that ending, I have to know what happens next… mumble… blue air…