Title: Quarter Mile Hearts: An American Muscle Novel
Author: Jenny Siegel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Following an accident injuring her dad, twenty-four year old Leigh Storm returns home to the town she was once so desperate to escape.
It is only a matter of hours before she runs into Max 'Manwhore' Morgan. Dark eyed and dangerous to her heart, he is the very last person she wants to see. It might have been four years since she saw him last, but there's no denying the chemistry between them is as potent as ever. Max makes it clear he isn't about to let her run again, even if he is the one thing Leigh vowed to herself she would never date: a street racer.
After racing tore apart her own family and left a path of destruction in its wake, Leigh decided long ago that it is not the life she wants for herself. But when a wager gone wrong threatens her dad's livelihood, Leigh must go against everything she believes in.
This time there's more at stake on the quarter mile that just the family business-She's risking her heart as well.
The story of Leigh and Max.
When the story begins, Leigh is told her father is in an accident and she rushes to grab a few things and take off on her Harley for the three hour drive to where her father is. As it turns out, he's been in an accident as a result of racing his car.
The one person Leigh is desperate not to see is Max. He's always had an effect on her and she thinks he is just a player and she'd only have her heart broken if she fell for him. Instead, she has always smarted off to him, and they played off each other that way.
Max is planted more firmly in what used to be her life by working for her father in his mechanic's garage, so she is unable to avoid him as she had planned.
Is Max really a player? Should Leigh take a chance on staying to find out?
This story is told exclusively in first person perspective from Leigh. I really enjoyed the way it was told, and the point of view never wavered. It was solid and done to perfection.
The way the author describes everyone and everything is with vivid, clear detail. You feel as though you are truly seeing through the eyes of Leigh. The way she describes Max tends to make butterflies tickle my tummy too! I could not help but fall for him as the story progressed.
The way Aaron and Beth play off each other is so much fun. Sugar and Causey are cute together as well, and I liked the way Sugar ended up as a deeper part of the story.
Leigh's dad is stubborn, and it cracks me up at how 'manly' he is.
I could barely put down my ereader as I read this, waiting to see what happened next. The racing is fast-paced and fun, and the ending was so satisfying! This book completely stands alone, though I believe it will be part of a series.
I can't say enough good things about this book. Get it, read it!
Romance Readers received this book from the author as part of a blog tour for an honest review.
Jenny Siegel writes new adult romance. When she's not writing (or entertaining two little terrors) Jenny is glued to her Kindle, or plotting (also known as daydreaming) about hot tattooed heroes that will sweep a girl off her feet.