Fast Lane by Lizzie Hart Stevens

Title: Fast Lane
Series: Consumed by Love #1
Author: Lizzie Hart Stevens
Genre: High Octane Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: September 9, 2015

Blurb
Sometimes fate gives you an ass-whooping.

Lexi Taylor has sworn off men—why make an effort if you’re never gonna do it right?

But then she meets Coen Walker, not once but three times in the same day. He’s edgy, reckless, guarded and protective. From the first time he sees her he has to have her. He wants her and he won’t give up until she agrees to give him a chance and spend just one night with him.

Bumping into the same guy three times in one day can’t be a coincidence, right?

What would it be like to live life in the fast lane?

Review
4 flames
This is one fast paced and thrilling read. The premise of this book is what reeled me in, I mean really a tattooed hottie coupled with racing and a sassy femal lead. But it was Lizzie’s writing that kept me hooked and turning pages without pause. I actually read this book in one sitting I was so enraptured in what was happening.

Coen and Lexi have both decided that relationships are not for them. While Lexi decides that she needs a break from men completely, Coen is content with casual hookups that lead to nothing meaningful. But when fate decides to intervene and put the two of them in each other’s paths, not once but three times in a day, can they deny the sizzling attraction between them and perhaps miss out on something amazing?

Ok, I have to admit that I went into this book with a preconceived notion. What I expected and what I got were actually two different things. Where this book went, with elements of suspense, was not what I thought was going to happen.

I really enjoyed both Coen and Lexi in this book. While Coen is portrayed as your typical hot, cocky bad boy in the beginning of this book, he ends up being so much more. The best was to describe the way that he responds to Lexi is magnetic. When he needed to, he stepped up to the plate.

Lexi’s sass made her very likeable. That she was no push over falling at the feet of a hot guy the first chance she got was a refreshing change. She is a woman that can hold her own when needed.

I loved the build up of tension between Lexi & Coen. While it wasn’t very drawn out, Lizzie did an awesome job of sucking me into the chemistry that I was totally okay with the speed that everything happened. If you are a reader that needs a slow burn, rather than a hot and firey passion, then this is not the book for you. And when they did finally come together, it was explosive.

Overall, this was a quick and easy read that drew me in and made me invested in what was going to happen next. Of course, I must warn there is a cliffhanger (as it is a first book in a series) and it is a doozy but it has just built the anticipation of wanting to know what happens next. I cannot wait for book 2.

I recommend this book to fans of instant, blinding, sizzling attraction; hot tattooed men and woman that can hold their own. A solid debut from Lizzie and I can’t wait to see what she is able to do next.

Purchase Links
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Excerpt
(This is unedited and is subject to change.)


Fast Lane 

Copyright Lizzie Hart Stevens, 2015
 
And then I hear a voice that sends shivers up my spine.

“Hey there, Havoc, too comfy on your bed here to come say hello to your buddy Coen?”

Coen. Shit. He’s here. Why is he here? How the? What the fuck is he doing here?

My eyes spring open and I’m on high alert. Maybe he won’t realize it’s me.

“Hey, Josh.” He says. I can hear his footsteps getting closer.

I’m lying here with a half finished tattoo. It’s not like I can take off running right now.

Well, I could I guess, but who wants an incomplete tattoo?

“Hey, Coen. What’s new man? What are you getting today?” Josh asks him.

“Mike’s just going to do a few touch ups. Nothing major planned this visit.” Coen says.

Oh good. He already had this in his plans then. He isn’t some psycho stalker that followed me here. I hope.

Suddenly I feel his finger, ever so lightly graze up my arm. It sends shivers up my spine and sets my insides on fire and my pulse through the roof. Why does this man, who I’ve only just met, make me so damn crazy?

“Hi, Lexi.” I hear him say behind me. His voice vibrates straight to my core. “We meet again so soon! What are the odds?” Someone else catches his attention and he stops. “Oh, hey Mike, there you are!” he booms in that raspy, sexy, voice of his and I hear his footsteps leaving my side.

Josh pauses tattooing briefly, squinting at me, and says, “You two know each other?”

Author Bio
Lizzie Hart Stevens is a devoted wife and mother of two boys living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Her interests include writing, reading, music and tattoos. When she isn’t busy trying to keep up with her kiddos, you can find her deep in her writing cave or buried in a steamy hot read. She’s a sassy little redhead with a sexy imagination and she cannot wait to share her latest stories with you.
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