Viv McCloud is back on the Formula One tour with a new career, a new philosophy, and a new haircut. As the former highly visible girlfriend of two rival drivers, she's now a TV journalist determined to kick some ass in this male-dominated world. Her first assignment is to draw out the secrets behind reclusive Belgian driver Adam Fontaine.
Engineer-turned-driver Adam has always been partial to order and control in his life. The fans call him Mr. Spock and he understands engines much better than he does women. A troubled past has left him untrusting and suspicious, and he's in no mood to hand over his life story to Viv or anyone—especially not on live TV.
Viv's job is on the line even as she falls in love with her subject. Can she scratch beyond the Vulcan-like exterior to reveal the red-blooded man underneath? And if she does, will his secrets ruin their chances of finding a happily ever after?
Don't miss the fast-paced conclusion to this popular F1 series.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
This was an absolutely unforgettable novel. I could feel the excitement of the races throughout. I really appreciate how Craven took the time to make racing real for her readers. It’s not just a backdrop to the novel, but an integral part of the story. I also loved the ending of this novel. Craven leaves us will a sense of completion & new beginning. She gives us just enough of a hint as to where this is going next that you’re left trying to guess what this new character will be like. I really appreciated the characters in this novel. Not just as characters, but as individuals. The cultural diversity of the F1 circuit & its locales really shines through. I appreciated how Craven not only worked these differences into the story, but also the way that she showed how so many of us can be quite culturally insensitive. This is definitely a fast paced read that flies by. I’d highly recommend it to romance and race car lovers alike. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
I absolutely adore Ashlinn Craven's writing. Every book that she writes is amazing. Since the first book in this series was written with a co-author and this one by Ashlinn alone, I wondered if it would affect the story. And I'm happy to say that it doesn't! The flow and pace from the previous two books carries over perfectly into High Octane: Unleashed. It made for a thrilling conclusion to this series! Liv and Adam are a wonderful set of characters! They stand out from the other couples in this series for me. Liv was a refreshing heroine that I found myself growing close to! And Adam... one word: SWOON! Their relationship is filled with twists and turns that are brilliant and absorbing! High Octane: Unleashed is perfect for fans of fast cars, amazing heroines, and handsome men! I absolutely fell in love with Liv and Adam's story, and I think you will too! **I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.