There’s no one Pax Sullivan wants to run into less than Gemma Thornton. Back in high school, she revved his heart more than street racing. But she picked his clean-cut brother over him—only to accuse Blake of an unforgivable crime. Eventually the charges were dropped and Gemma left town, but the hard feelings lingered . . . along with Pax’s gnawing “what-ifs.” Seven years later, just as he quits the police force to open a racetrack, Gemma’s back—and their chemistry is more combustible than ever.

If it were up to her, Gemma would never lay eyes on another Sullivan. She hates them, and they hate her—even Pax, who just so happens to be fixing up her father’s B&B. But the more time she spends with the lean, hard-bodied ex-cop at the inn and on the track, the more Gemma sees that Pax is nothing like his brother. Despite their anguished history, she’s tempted to take their relationship into high gear . . . if she can face the past and risk her heart.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t know if I’ve ever read anything from Tina Wainscott before. I’m thinking not, but I could be wrong. Honestly, I think I’ve read so many Lovestruck books that I have a hard time reviewing everything. So, I am going to treat this as my first book from the author. It is part of a series, but it can be read as a standalone, so I’m still good having to start with this book.

When it comes to the story, I liked the fact that this is a sort of second-chance romance. Although, I wouldn’t say that there was a second chance because the main characters never really begun in the first place. I liked the hero, but I didn’t quite like the heroine. Maybe she was young when she made the mistake of picking the other brother over the hero. But I just am not took understanding when it comes to people pretending to be someone else, someone they think is better than who they really are, especially when it comes to female main characters. I always like my heroines real and brave.

Anyway, all in all, it was a pretty good book that I enjoyed reading. Is it going to be one of my favorites? No. However, I liked it enough to continue oin with the series and the author. I will be checking out her other books. I’m pretty sure I will find one that I’d love.


Tina Wainscott has always loved the combination of suspenseful chills and romantic thrills. She’s published fifteen romantic suspense novels, as well as ten paranormal romances as Jaime Rush. Losing her nephew, a Marine, in the war made her realize that our military men are really the perfect heroes. Not only during the war but afterward as they try to stitch their lives and souls together once they’re home. And so was born The Justiss Alliance, an agency where these men can find purpose, honor, and love outside the war zone.

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