☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆
What it’s about:
Lust. Temptation. Deception.
Technology capitalist, Lars Elliott, lives on the edge, savoring the adventure of flirting with death. After rescuing a stranger from a hail of bullets, he resists attraction to the dangerous beauty. Determined to learn her secrets, he draws her into his seductive world of risk taking, pushing her sexual limits. As he unravels the mystery surrounding the lovely doctor, he questions the integrity of those close to him.
Caught in a web of lies, marine biologist, Dr. Braelynn Rollins never expected to face off with the tempting CEO who’s haunted her dreams. Deep undercover, she’s committed to revealing clandestine adversaries of the nation and recovering stolen research. Exposed, she’s forced to trust the man who has the power to both destroy and save her. Within his arms, she surrenders control to Lars, submitting to desire, exploring forbidden cravings.
Lars and Braelynn heat up southern California as they discover who is friend and who is foe. Spiraling down a journey of lust and revenge, their carnal hunger escalates. As danger and corporate espionage surround them at every turn, Lars must decide if she is as innocent as she claims and if she is worth the rush.
The title of Kym Grosso’s latest installment of the Club Altura Series perfectly describes the book. Wicked Rush is pure adrenaline from the onset. Greedy titans of industry using violence to get what they want. Corporate espionage by someone for uncertain reasons!?! A beautiful woman in danger. Hot, daring, intelligent man overcome with the need to protect and find answers. What more could you ask for?
Wicked Rush is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure. Whether on the beach, in the lab or in the bedroom, there is never a dull moment in this book. Ms. Grosso punctuates her tale of dangerous corporate espionage with sizzling hot M/F/M love scenes, but the action-adventure story line was the real draw to the story for me. Being a native Californian, I really appreciated the detailed, accurate description of the greater San Diego area. The author’s attention to a solid plot, accurate details, and good writing, made the book more enjoyable.
Lars Elliott was introduced in a prior book, and his relationship with the other men in the book was developed in that first book (Solstice Burn) as well. It is not really necessary to read the books in order, but I think it adds to the understanding and ultimate enjoyment of the book. While a no-nonsense confident male, Lars has a soft side. He showed quite a bit of caring, understanding and forgiveness to Braelynn, the story’s heroine. One aspect of this character that I didn’t appreciate was that while he so readily forgave Braelynn of everything and anything, he would not afford his long-term, good buddy, Garrett the same grace. His grudge with Garrett (from book 1) continues to fester, and the incivility felt mutual. It made me question the foundation of their friendship.
At first, Braelynn comes off as a weak, melodramatic, damsel-in-distress, but readers soon get to see her as an intelligent, strong woman. Some might question her ethics. Is doing something unscrupulous in order to correct an injustice corrupt and improper? Do the means justify the end? Read Wicked Rush and judge for yourself!
Seth, who is a Club Altura member, is a fabulous character that you can’t help but love. He is not judgmental. He is calm and strong. He is a loyal friend. Seth is featured in both the zenith of the Wicked Rush storyline as well as the tantalizing epilogue. The epilogue is a gigantic cliff-hanger segue for Ms. Grosso’s next installment.
Overall, a fun quick read that is filled with action and peppered with Ms. Grosso’s signature, scintillating love scenes.
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