Floored by Ainslie Paton: Review

March 3, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

I was provided with an advance reader copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.

Floored by Ainslie Paton: ReviewFloored by Ainslie Paton
five-stars
Published by Escape Publishing on April 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 315
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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They’re a car crash waiting to happen...so why do they keep crashing into each other?

From the moment Fetch gets knocked off his Harley, crawls into Driver’s car and offers her an obscene amount of money to drive him from Sydney to Perth — no questions, no names, no chit chat — they’re stuck with each other. By the time they arrive, they’re stuck on each other.

It’s lust at full throttle, with no seat belts. It could be more, but he’s a fake and she’s a liar.  They’re both neck deep in crime, and only one of them is on the right side of the law.

I made a grievous error in starting Floored on a break at work last Friday. Why was this erroneous, I hear you ask? I’ll tell you why – Floored was so freaking good that it was nigh-on impossible to put down.

Here are my thoughts on Floored:

I said in a tweet last Friday, while I was reading Floored: “OMG, I want this to be a movie….” I could most vividly picture every facet of this story – the settings, the characters, the cheap country town motels. It was like I’d been immersed somehow. The dialogue, both outward and internal, was spot on and the characters spoke as they would had this been real.

Floored may only take place over a few days, however blessedly the instalove fairies flew straight past. Of course, due to the timeline, things do develop quickly between Driver and Fetch, but it totally worked in this case.

The sexual tension in  Floored is like “WOW” – even before there’s even a hint of physical sexy-times, the connection between Driver and Fetch hits you like a Force-10 gale. A hint for you as to what I mean: read the clipper scene. If you don’t see it there, there is no hope for you.

However it is not just the incredible chemistry that makes Floored such an awesome book. It is fast-paced, without making you feel as if you are stuck on a gravitron*. It was suspenseful, and always kept me thinking and guessing what would be around the next corner. I loved that Driver and Fetch weren’t perfect, but I also loved that they weren’t irredeemably imperfect.

As I write this, it is getting harder and harder to not let the kitties out of the bag about this book. As I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Floored ahead of its April release, I am purposely holding off on the spoilerish stuff. When you read it (and yes, it should be a question of when, not if), make sure you have nothing else to do that day – because you will not want to put it down.

So I will leave the review there. I will say this however: Ainslie Paton, HOLY FREAKING OMG!! I want more books like this.

* This is a gravitron.

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