Thursday, October 5, 2017

[Amazon Review Tour] I Stole His Car by Jessica Frances

Title: I Stole His Car
Series: Love at First Crime #1
Author: Jessica Frances
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Kindle Unlimited

She stole his car, so he stole her heart…

I saw something I never should have seen.
I took something they wanted back.
I was desperate.
So, I did something I never would have normally done.
I stole a car.
Not just any car.
His car.
Now I have no choice but to trust him.
Only he can help me get out of this mess.
Then, when we both become hunted,
And when feelings begin to complicate things,
Can I still count on his protection?
Can I trust what is happening between us to be real?
Because, as some people say: there is nothing quite like love at first … crime.

4 Stars from Tiffany!

It Grew on Me

Not a huge fan of insta-love, I Stole His Car ended up growing on my by the end. Jessica Frances did a nice job at balancing the action and romance in her book. This review will be vague as to protect the story line.

Ava's backstory is quite far fetched and really could have gone all kinds of wrong with the many, many variables, but didn't. Zander is our serious character along with his younger brother, Vaughn (Van), who punches up the seriousness of this book with his adolescent sense of humor.

Ava is a girl on the run and when she stole his car out of desperation, she didn't realize she'd run into a man that could possibly help her. A stubborn, jerk of a man, but nonetheless, a man with skills she needs right about now. Not wanting them in her troubles, Ava doesn't let Zander know the extent of them, until it's too late and whether he wanted to be or not, he was all in. 

The book is well written and while I didn't connect at first, it did grow on me. Zander and Ava's story is complete with a nice long epilogue and it will be interesting to see who is up next.

Then Zander’s gaze turns back to me, and I don’t feel so warm and fuzzy toward him anymore. Instead, I feel as though I’m facing a judge and ready to hear the verdict on just how many years I’m about to be thrown in jail.

“You stole my car,” he growls.

“Yes.” No point denying it.

“You kidnapped my twelve-year-old brother.”

“Technically, yes. However, I wasn’t aware he was in the car at the time,” I pathetically try to defend my actions.

“You came back, though, even after I told you I was calling the police.” His stance is stern, but I see the same expression of curiosity that I saw earlier in Van. 

“Yes.” I glance around again, waiting to see the flashing lights of a police car approaching in the distance. Instead, I see a lone officer in uniform approaching us. 

I don’t recognize him as one of Brian’s friends, but that doesn’t mean he won’t hand me over to him.

I barely even got to enjoy my freedom away from Brian. Well, it technically wasn’t freedom since I was chased the entire time.

Why can’t I just catch a break?

I can’t stop myself from stepping away from the young officer, my body back to being tense and shaky. I hate that this feels normal to me now. It never used to be. Now it feels strange to feel relaxed.

“What’s wrong?” Van asks me, his concern sweet.

“Excuse me, but did I just hear you accuse this woman of stealing your car?” the officer asks, swinging his hand to rest on his side arm in what looks like a reflex.

Silence falls over us. Van looks as panicked as I feel. I can’t read Zander’s face, but he hasn’t confirmed the man’s words. That gives me a small amount of hope. Maybe he is the most forgiving man in the world.

Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however it wasn’t until recently that she decided to put pen to paper and make things official.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for signing up for the review tour, taking the time to read I Stole His Car, and for such a lovely review. I appreciate your support! X <3