Title: IGNITION (The Redline Series, 1)
Author: Skye Callahan
Release Date: March 15, 2015
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Skye Callahan is an Ohio-girl who has spent a lifetime chained to the imaginary worlds of the characters who live in her head. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious ferrets.
When you’re this close to the redline, there’s no room for error —or second chances. A sought after car thief for hire, Colt will do anything for a high—anything for the deafening rush of blood and chemicals that tames the ongoing anarchy in his mind. Fast cars, pain, alcohol, women… his vices come in many flavors, but one woman tempts him closer to the line he can never come back from. She’ll be his hardest theft yet—an action that will set the looming conflict with his brother on a new and violent path. Aubrey has two choices. The first she knows too well: the alluring businessman who entwined her in his deceptive plots. The second is a stranger. He makes his promises not with a silver tongue but with harsh, blunt observations that Aubrey can’t ignore. Either way, she’s caught between two brothers each seeking the other’s downfall—and neither has a problem taking her down in the process
I want pain, because pain is the only thing real— the only thing we control and share. The only result of every relationship— every life.
If you had a choice would you choose to put your life in the hands of the evil you know for the next two years or the evil of the unknown for the next six months?
That is exactly what Aubrey finds herself deciding. She’s a good girl who has gotten herself caught up in some trouble and the only way out may be to sell herself to a man who is only after one thing when it comes to her.
Devlin loves two things in life. Cars and Women. He likes the rush, the danger, the unknown. But Devlin has particular tastes when it comes to women. He very rarely finds someone who “does it” for him, until now. She is young and naive and even though he knows he should stay away from her, he can’t. He knows the type of trouble she is in and he is willing to help her out and “protect” her from the man she has found herself under for way too long. But not before he plays with her a little. Seeing fear and fight in women is exactly what he is looking for and he will do what it takes evoke that in Aubrey. And to get her to be his.
He isn’t doing it to help her.
He isn’t doing it to save her.
He isn’t doing it because it’s the right thing.
He is doing it because he wants to fuck her. He wants to claim her and use her for his own pleasure for as long as she can hold his interest- which in his experience isn’t very long.
And he is willing to pay a hefty penny to have her.
"Choosing Colt could take me either way. The possibility that he'd land me in deeper was about equal to the chance he might get me out."
This is a fast paced storyline that once you start you will not want to stop. The romance side of it isn’t quite there yet but since this is the first of a novella series, I am hoping it is coming. Ignition is about fear and trust, honesty and lies. Fast cars and control. I absolutely loved it. I loved Devlin- even though he is twisted with the games he plays with Aubrey. I think Aubrey has a strong soul but is lost. She got swallowed up in a fantasy world that turned to a nightmare. The evil is still lurking, it’s just a matter of time before it catches up to her.
Reviewed by Alissa Evanson
ExcerptThe last song of the night faded while the bartender cleared up after final orders, and I watched Aubrey stumble back toward the employee only door. Damn, naive thing had no idea what she’d gotten into—or did she? I popped a piece of gum in my mouth to get rid of the stale taste. I knew exactly what Devlin had in mind. I’d watched it happen—and it never ended well. He backed them into a corner, teased and taunted until they’d do just about anything to be free from him. This time, he’d gone a little heavy on the drugs, meaning she was more sensitive than he anticipated, or he had big plans for the evening. Why did I care? Why did I look into those clouded grey eyes and feel a pang of desire? Desire to have her bent over a table, taking my cock—a desire to keep my brother from getting there first. It wasn’t as if I was leading any moral high ground. The things I wanted to do to women, well, that was an entirely different matter—one that didn’t require drugs or sweet talk. One that propelled me toward the employee door. No one would stop me—they all knew better. Backstage had already erupted into the traditional post-closing party. Most days, I was shocked that anyone survived working at Addiction. Not that I was one to talk, but I wondered if any of the employees experienced a sober moment inside the building. The club lived up to its name—a constant stream of debauched activity even when doors were closed to the public. Devlin found ways to get medical records of every single employee since there wasn’t a damn thing they were above sharing. And that’s why I never touched the girls. Until now. I told myself it didn’t count if I got there first.
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