OVERDRIVE #1

OVERDRIVE                                       JUANITA KEES

Chase Calhoun has worked hard at making Calhoun Customs a world-wide sensation and keeping his father’s dream alive. He hasn’t had time to think about settling down, so he’s not expecting to find love or new life in their garage amongst the ghosts of his family’s past. 

Charlotte Jackson is on the run from a rebellious past, determined to prove she can be a good mom to three-month-old baby, Zoe. Tired of being delegated to the back office of the racing team her famous NASCAR family owns, she sets out to establish herself as a custom design artist. But her past soon threatens her future and everything she’s worked hard to build is challenged. 

While Chase slowly loses his heart, Charlotte learns that sometimes family is more than just blood and DNA.

MY REVIEW:
     This was a fast fun book to read.  Even though there were some heavy issues that needed to be relieved within the two main character’s families.
     You see you have Charlotte Jackson who was raised by her racing father and a mother who took more time with her charity work that with her daughter.  Of course, Ronan her brother, got all her dad’s time, money, and encouragement. 
     Charlie always wanted to be an artist and her father would have none of it.  Said it was a waste of time and money.  Discounting her feeling and her passion.  So, he put her to work in a nothing job at their racing office in the back office where no one could see her.  Where she started to rebel in order to be noticed.
     It started to escalate to bigger and bigger things to be seen.  Until one day she lit her brother’s car on fire.  So, her father had her arrested.  The charges were later dropped but not until she spent time in jail and the story was leaked to the press about how bad she was to hold over her head.  But when she became pregnant that was the last straw.  Her father bullied her and locked her away at their home in the Hamptons.  All alone.
     With all the time to think she decided she didn’t like being Charlotte the rebellious daughter.  She wanted to be Charlie, Zoe’s responsible single mother.  Since you see her father paid off Zoe’s dad to give up his rights so that he could give up Zoe for adoption.  At first, Charlie thought it was best but to give her up for adoption until she felt her move for the first time.  Then, NOPE!  Not happening.  No amount of money in the world would make her give up her baby.
     So, she took out all of her money out of her savings and took her clothes and made her get away.  But first, she looked up where she could possibly get a job and made sure it was lined up.  She also, lined up a daycare.  She knew she could make it work.  What she didn’t account for was her car breaking down.  When she had to use her credit card to get a rental, the PI was then on her case and it was back to getting away from her dad’s scum PI.
     She somehow ends up in Calhoun country.  Which she’s excited to be in.  Truth be told she has always looked up to the man that took her dad down in a race.  You see her dad was also a NACAR race too like her brother.  And Marty Calhoun beat him fair and square in a race before her retirement to care for his family after his wife died.  But she likes him most since she was a kind not for his racing but for what he did after racing his artwork.  For his car restoration work.
     What she likes him, for now, he has a son Chase who is sexier than sin.  In fact, all his boys a hot as hell. But Chase is the one she meets at Molly’s and he brings her some hot tea when she was out breastfeeding Zoe.  Then he offered to introduce her to his dad.
     From the moment Chase sees Charlie there is an instant connection.  He doesn’t know what it is but it sets his world sideways.  He knows things are off with her and he doesn’t know what but he knows she is running from something or someone.  That she is scared and filled with fear.  Being that he has been mothering his siblings since he was ten that comes naturally but this is different.  It stirs something in him.

     There are so many other issues that need to be resolved that I can’t even begin to tell you that you will not want to put this down.  So, don’t.  Because I know you will enjoy it.  I give this: 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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