Monday, 20 April 2015

Jordana Mia Lezamy - Exotic Racing Crusader (Exotic Racers #1)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Stacey


It was my special day, an occasion to celebrate my life, when my entire future was rewritten and set on a new course with one look in his eyes. 

Or was this always part of the destiny that I believed I could not run from? 

As I watched him at the ILLEGAL STREET RACING SHOW I never planned on attending – I was certain of one thing about his speed and velocity behind a wheel of a car: 

ONLY GOD is capable of catching him when he races. 

The moment we met, there was no looking back at a past life that led me down a darkened and lonely road any longer. 

Before him I had never dated anyone. Before him I lead a normal good-girl life. 

With him my PLUS SIZE CURVES and unique facial features are loved and adored beyond a passionate and lustful extent. 

Beside him I became queen to the leader of an EXOTIC CARS RACING EMPIRE. 

As fate would have it, regrets collected like old friends ready to relive both our darkest moments. 

It’s always darkest before the dawn, but to see the sunrise, there are SEVEN words of HIS racing team pledge barricading the way at the end of the finish line: 


Cauterized words onto his soul that will decide if he is either a villain or a savior. 

The ultimate sacrifice of defying his most cardinal law for me must be decided by him alone. 

Which will he choose? 

Which will he let go of? 

Which means more? 

This is our journey. This is where our racing legacy with fast cars begin. 

***Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Romance : Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.****

When I was offered the chance to read this book, I was sucked in by the blurb - fast modified cars (I'm an F1/Fast & Furious fan and hubby used to modify), romance, secrets and drama - what's not to love?

Kaidence is a big girl (though she is happy with it) with beautiful unique eyes, she was bullied at school, and she's been hurt by males in the past so she had come to the conclusion that she was never going to find Mr Right, even though it made her sad to see those around her in love - her mum & dad, her sister Natalia & husband Clark. She owns the Glacial ice cream Parlor which is her life & soul, it gets her through the days. It is coming up to her 26th birthday and she doesn't really want a big fuss but Clark & Natalia have insisted that she go to her first illegal street race  and they have organised a party afterwards. Kai's best friends Shiloh & Neelo attend too.

At the race and after party, Kaidence sets eyes on Titan - the leader of the Griffin Racing League and owner of Titan's Chariots, the largest super/hypercar dealership in the world. He is immediately attracted to her, and though Kai finds him attractive, she doesn't want a relationship, but she is drawn to him. Shiloh & Neelo find new relationships within the League too. Obviously Kai & Titan's is the focus, and it is INTENSE. Kai is a virgin when they meet, so Titan is the only one, and will be the only one, after they bind their souls. She belongs to him for life, and nobody else.

"From this moment on, I want you to willingly tie your soul with mine. It will be binding." He asks with a seductive voice that feels as if it bites my skin, claiming me in the most violent way.

I can't say a lot without giving too much away but through the story we see all the relationships develop in their own special way. That is, until someone threatens to destroy Titan, the League, and his relationship with Kai. The mystery person will do anything to get what he wants even if it destroys lives in the process, and he does this through a series of notes until he takes things to another level. Kai can't take any more of Titan's secretiveness and ends their relationship but Titan is also someone who will do anything to get want he wants and he wins her back - they belong together and the reason why is amazing.

"You can't run from destiny, all roads lead to the same destination," my mom whispers to me again, holding me tighter against her side.

The mystery person doesn't stop though and after the discovery of who it is (who turns out to be someone I didn't really expect!), they decide to take each other on in a race which almost ends in tragedy. Although I was a bit hit & miss with Titan's personality, I was praying for their happy ending.

I do love the character development in the story, and Jordana's descriptive writing is beautiful; from scenery, to food, to cars, to sexual scenes (which was balanced through the story - there is a lot going on at times but it all blends well). I also like the way it goes to other League Members POV at times as well. It had me hooked throughout, it made me gasp, it made me laugh, it made me cry too, so I have to give it five stars and I'm one clicking the rest of the series when they are released - it's one of the best books I've read recently (I could have written so much more to this review but you will have to read it to find out why I love it so!).

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Get your copy of Exotic Racing Crusader here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

1 comment:

  1. Love the sound of this, definitely my kind of book. thanks for sharing with #readwithme x


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