Release Date: Feb 26, 2019
Heat Level: Hot
Holeshot is the first book in the Motocrossed book series by MA Parker, and a first for me for this author.
Owen is a Motocross racer who has self-proclaimed himself to be good at two things: motocross racing and casual sex. Apparently he hasn’t partaken in the second in a few weeks because of Lucy, a journalist who has been sent to cover his story and is temporally a part of his team.
Lucy is described as a super smart and super sexy woman, who is so very above the other girls who follow Motocross. Lucy and Owen have chemistry from the start, but both are a little too scared to act on it since they need to work together for the foreseeable future. Until one day they both reveal their feelings towards each other at a Motocross race and that evening Lucy decides to get Owen out of her system (hint: getting each other out of their systems is harder than they thought).
I’m not sure if my feelings about this book came across in that opening paragraph…but I was not a fan. I love books where there is a bit of angst, where two individuals are attracted to each other but it takes them both a little flirting and teasing before they really give into each other. In this book, everything happened very quickly. We meet the characters and pretty soon they are in bed and soon after that they are going through the motions of a couple in serious l-o-v-e. To be completely fair, the author did have a disclaimer stating that this novel is an “insta-love” novel and that those who are not fans of that will not like it. And although I went into the book knowing that, it still disappointed me. But if you enjoy books where the action moves quickly and things progress faster than what is realistic – then you will like this.
The author also described things in a way that made me as a reader feel as if Parker did not trust me to understand on my own. For example, Parker spent a few paragraphs describing in detail how Lucy knew that their waitress was born in a foreign country but raised in America. This was just unnecessary in my opinion, it did not really add to the story and just made me feel as if someone was lecturing me on a topic I did not care about. There were a few more of instances like this throughout the book. Overall it is a quick and fun read; it just was not realistic in my opinion.