A big welcome to Lynn Michaels as part of her series tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Holeshot.
Review – Book 1 – The Holeshot
I liked Davey and Tyler’s story, and felt for them having to keep their relationship a secret. I know nothing about Supercross racing but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story. The supporting characters were great, and added to the story. I particularly liked Angel, and the way her photo assignment grew into something much bigger. There’s a strong sense of family throughout too, which is something I enjoy.
I did, however, struggle with the amount of sex scenes. I realise that it is part of a new relationship – something which is noted later on – but felt at least some of them could have been off screen. Once the story got past that, though, I found myself turning pages and very engrossed, and wanting them to get their HEA. I read for characters and relationships rather than just the sexual part of that, so this is a personal preference. Other readers might not have the same issues I did.
Davey and Tyler feel very young as characters, especially in their reactions to situations, but then they are only in their early 20s, so I thought their lack of life experience came across well. I loved Davey’s collection of geeky T-shirts, and the way they grew a friendship alongside of their relationship. The Supercross races were exciting, especially as the ante upped and Davey’s opposition tried to do him serious damage on the track.
The ending was very satisfying, and particularly liked the conversation between Davey and Cole, which I thought was realistic. I also liked how Darla was written, with her motives a little grey at times. I felt that added a touch of realism too.
I’d recommend The Holeshot to readers who enjoy sports romance with likeable characters and don’t mind a lot of sex in a story. 3.5 stars out of 5.
In the world of Supercross, taking the holeshot means one racer leaps ahead of the crowd and into first, leaving the rest of the pack behind. If Supercross racer Davey McAllister knows anything, it’s how to take the holeshot. When the hot rising star mechanic, Tyler Whitmore, shows up in his bed, Davey does just that. But, dating a competitor’s mechanic threatens to blow his ride if anyone finds out. With the fear of losing his sponsors, he has to keep his love life completely under cover, but Davey is in deep and wants to tell the world how much he loves Tyler.
Tyler Whitmore wants to be out of the closet, but dating the competition is a death sentence for his career. Overprotective of Davey’s reputation and his own dreams, Tyler refuses to commit to his lover and is afraid of falling hard. Will they ever be able to find their way through the Premiere racing league pitfalls and acknowledge their love?
Pilot Mahan is a bodyguard and a street fighter looking to build a future, but his plans get derailed when a Supercross racer catches his eye. Can he make a go at a life with Tate Jordan, on the road?
Bryce Nickel is new to Supercross and adulthood. He’s young and fun, but super serious about what he wants. And what he wants is to win races and Tate Jordan. Will he be able to take his holeshot or will the big Apex bodyguard get in the way? Or perhaps, the three can make a compromise?
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