Friends to Lovers, Fast-paced Romance!
The Donington Racing Series (Book 2)
Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance
April 09, 2021
We’re best friends. The original forbidden fruit.
We have to stop this before it wrecks us both.
I moved away from my best friend when I was fifteen. It nearly killed me.
A decade later, he disappeared after a devastating Formula 1 crash left him a shattered, broken, husk of a man.
I had no choice.
His demons control him.
My wagon has always been hitched to Logan Kendrick, Australia’s sexy hero F1 driver, my boss, and best friend since we were kids. Whether he chooses to drag me up into heaven, or down into darkness, is entirely irrelevant, because that’s where you’ll find me. Like a pathetic fangirl, I’ve been hopelessly in love with my best friend since I was six years old, and he will never know it.
I’m the rookie son of a legend, a three-time world driver champion. I get by on a charming smile and sarcastic Aussie wit, but I will never measure up. We all know it.
I’m a murderer. Nothing I do changes the fact that I killed a man. Doesn’t matter if it was an accident. I deserve the nightmares, the guilt. Forgive me, mate, if I go off the rails from time to time.
I’ve been in love with my sports physiologist, my best friend, Jo, for as long as I can remember. Regardless of how my body reacts as she slathers me in massage oil every day, how inappropriate it is, I can’t live without her. And she will never know it.
I have no choice.
Her future isn’t with me.
I have to let her go. And it’s going to be the death of me.
Author Kat Ransom brings you her next bestselling F1 Sports Romance series! Book 2 in the Donington Racing Series, Wrecked can be read as a standalone. This smoking hot, steamy romance has heartbreak, a mess of angst, and a whole lot of bad boys in fast cars! You're getting a full-length novel with a guaranteed HEA, but no lame cheating or pesky cliffhangers.
“She has no idea how beautiful she is, how perfect. She is every girl next door fantasy, except even better, because she really is the girl next door. Always has been.”
Wrecked by Kat Ransom is the second standalone in the Donington Racing Series. Set within the world of Formula 1 Racing, Wrecked is a friends to lovers romance about two childhood friends who always seem to gravitate towards each other regardless of whatever their lives throw at them.
If you’re a fan of the friends to lovers trope, then Wrecked is the book for you. I was immediately drawn in from that intriguing blurb, and because Kat Ransom is a new to me author, I went with fingers crossed, ready to gobble up a great story. I was not disappointed!
Both Jo and Logan were inseparable prior to Jo’s sudden move with her mother. I loved getting glimpses into their past while experiencing their present and I thought that way of storytelling was a really great insight into the depth of their emotions. It’s hard to navigate any kind of emotions as a teen, but when those feelings are as big as true love, that becomes even harder. Neither Logan nor Jo had confronted the other about their deeper than friendship feelings. Kat Ransom paints their relationship so vividly that I felt all the emotions Jo and Logan experienced. Their competitiveness had me laughing, and also had me frustrated at the sheer stubbornness that both the characters portrayed. The fact that Jo and Logan had used each other as a bandaid for their respective hurt makes for some impressively angsty turmoil but doesn’t take away from the overall story. I became even more invested with the last third of Wrecked because of how Kat Ransom addressed the respective mental health issues for both Jo and Logan.
“He tastes of whiskey and countless dreams, summer nights, and years of unspoken longing.”
I’ll admit that I don’t know a lot about the Formula 1 Racing world, but I found all the description really well done. Like any professional sport, the world of racing is all-consuming and comes with its own set of rules and training schedule. Seeing how Jo and Logan basically grew up in that world due to their parent’s respective professions, the racing world added a really unique take on a sports romance for me.
Wrecked combines characters that I could not get enough of and a story arc that I was completely addicted to and creates an overall amazing experience! Kat Ransom has earned herself a new reader. As soon as I finished Wrecked, I immediately ordered the first book in the series as well as both paperbacks. The next standalone book in the series will be releasing soon too and I cannot wait to read it! Congrats on a fabulous new release, Kat!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.