Friday, August 28, 2015

Review & Excerpt:Anything But Broken by Joelle Knox

After five years, tragedy brings Hannah Casey back to Hurricane Creek to bury what’s left of her family. She’s flunking out of college, haunted by scandal, and the only person who cares is Sean Whitlow, an irresistible bad boy with a soft spot for her. The problem? He’s her dead sister’s ex.

Sean doesn’t bleed red, he bleeds motor oil. During the week, he struggles to turn his auto repair shop into a profitable business. But when Saturday night rolls around, he’s the reigning stock-car king of the local race track. He doesn’t know how to lose–or how to walk away and leave Hannah alone with her grief.

Between her grades and her wealthy family’s dark secrets, Hannah’s barely holding her life together. And the last thing Sean needs is to get tangled up with another Casey girl. As the attraction between them spins out of control, they’ll either find a love with no limits–or go up in flames.

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​“Everything has to come together. It’s skill, but it’s also luck. If you’re good enough, you can beat better cars. And if you suck, the best car in the world can’t win you checkered flags. Sometimes you have both, but something happens to fuck it all up—a guy spinning out on the back stretch right in front of you, or a caution that blows your giant lead on second place. When you have all three, though, it’s magical.” — Sean, Anything but Broken

What I thought about Anything but Broken
Hannah Casey returns to her hometown of Hurricane Creek after a tragedy and has to deal with lots of old history and old emotions. Along comes the town mechanic and stock car racer Sean Whitlow. There's a connection between them, but it's not an easy one.

The story deals with some heavy issues, such as death and grief, mental heath and the legacy of substance abuse, so be warned. But these authors know how to world build, so it's not over the top.  

Sean has the all the right stuff -- plenty of sexy alpha man with a good bit of understanding to keep a reader happy.

There's great tension to keep the pages turning, especially at the start, but the pace did seem a little uneven, although not bothersome. I liked the emotional content of the story (there's lots).  
So a great start to this series from Joelle Knox (aka Kit Rocha).

ARC provided for review.

About Joelle Knox

When not writing sexy small-town new adult romance, Joelle Knox dons her leather jacket and brass knuckles and turns into Kit Rocha, author of the intensely erotic Beyond series. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the Beyond books have been described as Mad Max meets Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades of Grey. 

If you can’t envision that, well…try the first one for free! 

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