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Title: Swerve
Series: Boosted Hearts #1
Author: Sherilee Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: April 26, 2016








Blurb:


He’ll risk it all for one more night…


When Hugh Colton’s father ran off, leaving him with a pile of gambling debts and a crime boss demanding repayment in stolen cars, his options were limited. Now his life’s on hold, and the last thing he needs to be worrying about is a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume. He sure as hell shouldn’t be rescuing her in the car he’s just boosted—or asking her to come home with him. But a thief like him can’t offer more, no matter how much he wants to.


Everyone either leaves or is taken away, at least that’s all graphics designer Shay Freestone has ever known. And after a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, she’s sworn off relationships forever. So it’s a good thing this raw, bearded, mountain of a man isn’t her type. Yet as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more.


Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future?



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What Others Are Saying:


This book was completely and totally fantastic. I was in love with the characters from page one. I could not put it down.” - Goodreads Reviewer

“What a little gem this was! I went in not knowing what to expect from a new to me author and I loved it.” - Reader Reviewer

“Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter on pages.....” - Wicked Good Reads


Meet The Author:






Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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Special Excerpt:

“Think you’re good to go. Guy’s long gone.”
“Um…” She stayed rooted to the spot, gaze fixed on the hulk in front of her. Bizarrely, it wasn’t fear keeping her in place…it was that she was struggling to leave the big man’s orbit; his gravitational pull was that strong.
What the heck is wrong with me?
His lips quirked up, just a little on one side, then those stunning eyes did a full-body sweep. The quirk turned into a grin. “What’s with the outfit?”
Her face heated instantly. She’d almost forgotten she was wearing the stupid costume. She stared down at herself and cringed. Her wobbly bits were all on full display—butt, thighs, belly, boobs. Perfect. “I was at a…a costume party.”
“What’re you?”
Her face got hotter. “Poison Ivy.”
He frowned, brow scrunching in obvious confusion.
“She’s a villain. Batman’s nemesis…in a comic book.”
He kept his gaze locked on her, and his eyes started dancing. “Right.”
He was more than likely laughing at her, but right then, she didn’t care; that sparkle in his eyes just made him more appealing. Again, her reaction was completely insane. The men she usually found herself attracted to were business types—they wore suits, were clean shaven, were…smaller. Less imposing. But the scary, hard gaze he’d wielded like a weapon was long gone now. In fact, she felt safe standing there with him.
Without realizing what she was doing, she shuffled a little closer, drawn by that magnetic pull that seemed to surround him. He also looked warm and snuggly, and now the excitement had past, she was starting to feel the cold.
He watched her, something moving over his features, something that got those inappropriate tingles riled up all over again. Her hair rested over her shoulder, and he reached out, touching it with his index finger, as if he was testing her reaction.
“I like the hair.”
“It’s real,” she blurted for some stupid reason, probably because of Batman’s lewd suggestion that the carpet didn’t match the drapes. Not that she wanted this guy to see her carpet. No, that would be wrong, wouldn’t it? They’d only just met.
He continued to stare at her, eyes still dancing in that highly attractive way. He also didn’t answer, so she babbled on in an attempt to explain herself.
“I mean, it’s not part of the costume. Though, Ivy does have red hair…it’s just…it’s not a wig.” Then, out of nowhere and just to make her humiliation ten times worse, she added, “I like your beard.”
Okay. She had no idea why she gave in to the urge to share that. She dropped her gaze to his big black boots, to hide the fact that the temperature of her face had skyrocketed by at least a thousand degrees.
“You do, huh?” His voice was rougher now, and God, the sexiest thing she’d ever heard.
She glanced up. His grin was wider, a full-blown smile. Wow. He looked good smiling. Like, really good.
“You want a ride some place?”
She blinked up at him. “Um…” For some crazy reason, she wanted to say yes, she wanted to go with him, this complete stranger, this huge, bearded, mountain man.




Shay Freestone has never known stability, every time she thinks she has a grasp on it, it slips right through her fingertips, and she finds herself alone all over again. Every person that comes into her life, and she allows herself to get attached to always walks away, and that coupled with her lack of self confidence, has lead her to believe that she just wasn't meant to belong to anyone. After her last experience with heart break she has decided she is done with relationships once and for all, and has no intention of ever letting another man into her life for more than just a night of fun. Figuring that if it's just one night then there's no risk of getting attached and opening herself up to hurt again... it's the safe route. After weeks of hiding out at home and busying herself with work, her friend decides to intervene, and convinces her it's time to stop drowning herself in hurt, and let it all go and have a little fun at a costume party. She of course tries to rebel, but is handed a Poison Ivy costume instead, and drug along despite her reservations. Between the uncomfortable costume, and being surrounded by strangers she has had her fill of the party and is ready to leave, but the minute she heads for the door she is accosted by some costumed weirdo who can't keep his hands to himself or take a hint that she isn't down for what he offering. So she flees the first chance she gets, but the weirdo isn't taking no for an answer... that is until a tall, dark and ruggedly handsome stranger comes to her rescue and sends the weirdo packing. She thanks him for his help, and even accepts a ride home, with the belief that she will never see him again... 

Hugh Colton has had a rough life, after his father left his family high and dry and riddled with debt, the livelihood of the family fell onto his shoulders, and he had to step up and be the man of the family. As his father continued to rack up debt the folks he screwed over came knocking and Hugh always paid them off, but when his father found himself in debt to a notorious crime boss it was decided that Hugh work off the payment by providing him with stolen cars. So Hugh had to put his own life on hold, and his future in jeopardy just to bail his father out once again. With the debt almost being paid, and freedom from the crime boss on the horizon Hugh is looking forward to getting his life back on track, and possibly even finding his own little piece of happiness. On one of his last boosting missions he comes across a costumed beauty in dire need of rescue and he knows helping her could put his own future at risk, but he just can't walk away and leave her to fend for herself. He knows the minute she slides into the seat of his car that he's making a big mistake, but reason is being overtaken by an insatiable desire...and the urge to quench that desire is winning out!!

From the moment I started this book it had me at it's mercy, I was barely a paragraph into it and I was completely and utterly addicted and submersed into a state of complete literary bliss. The instant Hugh entered the picture I knew he was going to be one of those characters that would linger with me long after I finished his story, not only because of the man he was created to be, but also because of his unwavering dedication to be the man worthy of Shay's affections. There is something to be said for a man who sees a woman struggling to find comfort in her own identity, and does everything in his power to help her to see the woman he sees standing before him, and makes no effort to change a single thing about her, just appreciates her for her. Every time she started to slip into old habits he was there to pick her back up again, and help her find her way, and that was one of the most beautiful things to witness. Their relationship may have started off as just a fling, but with each new encounter I saw it blossom into something more, a dependency on one another that neither really thought they were worthy of, but were definitely so deserving of...and it had me completely enraptured me. I have read other books from this author and I have to say with each new book I read she continually surprises me, not only does she find a way to outdo the story before, but always manages to create a story that resonates with me...and makes me believe happy endings are still possible.

If you haven't had the opportunity to read something from this author yet, I highly encourage you do so now, not only are you missing out on some truly exceptional stories, but you are also missing out on the opportunity to meet some truly unforgettable characters that are certain to leave an indelible impression on your heart!

ARC given in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.


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