Happy Release Day to Resisting Velocity by Trinity Evans and Xoe Xanders!
Published: October 29, 2012
Age Group: Adult
Series: High Velocity #1
Source: eARC from Author
As frontman of up-and-coming rock band, High Velocity, werewolf Zane Alexander has everything a man could want: Fame, fortune, friendship, and a pack to call home. Well, almost everything. Despite being able to take his pick of pretty much any woman, he wants the one girl he can’t have—the one girl who’s eluded his every advance.
Charlie Banks has always had a thing for Zane, but being the band’s head of security, she knows firsthand just the sort of guy he is. She’s determined not to become just another notch on his bedpost, but if doesn’t stop the want for a mate curling in her gut. It’ll happen, someday—it just won’t be Zane. She’s decided that it’s time to leave High Velocity, to find a nice little home and settle down to live the rest of her life, away from sexy smiles and ripped bodies of rock stars.
But when someone threatens Zane’s life, she’s the only one he wants to protect him. Except, Zane has a hidden agenda. One that involves claiming Charlie as his mate, once and for all.
Resisting Velocity is a werewolf love story. It follows a rock band on their tour. This rock band is a little different than most other bands. All of the members, including their security detail are wolves. But it was set in the everyday world, not the world of packs and wolf colonies. So sometimes it was easy to forget that these guys were werewolves. They seemed just like normal rockstars.
Zane seemed totally different on the inside than he portrayed himself on the outside. He seems like a tough, rocker, womanizer on the outside, but on the inside he was just a guy trying to get a girl to love him. I did want to see a little bit more about why he initially liked Charlie. He liked her for forever it seemed like, but I didn’t really get why. I wanted to know more about their relationship prior to page one. I really liked Zane though and I admired his determination when it came to Charlie. He never gave up, which was really sweet. Charlie really does seem to be a great match for him, and I really liked the scenes where they were together the most.
I thought Charlie’s progression was more believable. She knew she was attracted to Zane but that he was trouble and so she stayed away. But he eventually wore her defenses down with a crazy(!!) plan that I can’t even believe worked so well. The plan was seriously nuts, I was surprised he got anyone to go along with it.
Resisting Velocity was a really nice romance. It seemed like we just got to glimpse a few moments in the life of Charlie and Zane. I loved the scene in the gym with all the guys and I would have liked more like it. I like that this is a series, so I hope we get to see more of the guys in the next book. I enjoyed Resisting Velocity, but I was not blown away with it. I enjoyed all the aspects of it. The characters were good, the romance was hot, and the ending was satisfying but nothing went above and beyond to me. Still, I liked the book and I can see it being something werewolf and shifter fans will love.
|About the Authors:
Trinity Evans is an upbeat, slightly off-color author with a wild imagination and a taste for the eclectic. Born and raised in a small-town Americana, she loves the lighter and fluffier side of life with some paranormal spice thrown in. She definitely enjoys the more comical side of relationships. She adores hearing from fans and you can find her at trinityevans.wordpress.com.
Xoe Xanders is a quirky small-town punk princess whose ideas range from dark and dangerous to light and fluffy. She enjoys writing in the vein of paranormal, fantasy, and soft sci-fi, all of it with a romantic edge. She believes that love is love—no matter what gender, race, or color—and writes both straight and LBGT romance. Wanna stalk her? You can find her site at xoexanders.wordpress.com
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