Title: Crash Ride
Series: Power Station #2
Author: T. Gephart
Publication Date: February 19th, 2015
Megan Winters had lusted over Troy Harris, drummer for international rock band Power Station, for years. Not being the type of girl who was invited backstage, her fantasies had stayed just that, fantasies. When her best friend unexpectedly starts dating one of the other band members it puts her on a crash course at war with her libido. Her solution— they need to have sex. Surely once she had scratched that itch, and saw the fantasy didn’t live up to the reality she could move on. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?Troy Harris vowed to stay away from Megs. The sexy, smart and funny blonde left his mind and his body feeling like a pretzel. No matter how attracted he was to her, she was a no-go zone. The best friend of his best friend’s girlfriend? Cue the reality show. But when she gives him the chance to have a one-night no strings good time, there was no way he could turn that down. Maybe she was right. One night, and then they could go back to being just friends.
Both of them were delusional.
T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.
The moment I started reading the Power Station series, I just fell in love with Troy and Megs as characters. So of course once I finished High Strung, I immediately dived into their story :) And I was for sure not disappointed. Similarly to the first book in the series, Crash Ride is a light romance story full of somewhat fun situations, romantic gestures, misunderstandings and all that is well balanced with some heartbreaking scenes that brought tears to my eyes. The writing is again superb and the characters are very well developed. I am pretty sure you will love them as much as I do, when you read the book :)
Troy is like the rock version of a teddy bear :) He is definitely sexy with all his tattoos, mohawk and amazing looks :) And when you add to that his sweet personality and faithfulness, he simply becomes irresistible :) Megs is also the perfect bombshell :) With her blond hair, great looks and quirky sense of humor, it will be quite difficult to find a man who is not attracted to her :)
Megs has lusted after Troy for quite a while so when she meets him thanks to her best friend Ash, she is all over him. Well, that's mainly because of the high level of alcohol in her blood :D After that chance meeting Megs tries for months to seduce him. It takes quite awhile until both her and Troy are on the same page and even then things are not going very smooth, The main problem being that they are both worried that if their relationship doesn't work out, the situation will be quite difficult considering that their best friends are marrying each other. And that's why they come with the crazy idea of friends with benefits.
Well, as you probably already guessed, that doesn't exactly work out as they expect it :D I have to say that I quite enjoyed all their antics until they finally confessed their love for each other and even after that :D But unfortunately not everything was laughter and roses after that. The heartbreak they had to live through, could've destroyed them but in the end only showed how strong their love for each other was. I have to say that the last few chapters in this book really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Probably one of the most emotional chapters I've ever read.
Apart from Troy and Megs, I really enjoyed revisiting with the rest of the Power Station Crew and I really can't wait to read Jason's story :) I think it will be quite the treat :)
In a few words, I loved the book :) It is fun, intriguing and entertaining, with a healthy dose of heartbreak that only makes it that much better. The characters are so well written that you won't be able to resist falling in love with them :) So get your one click finger working and purchase this amazing story :) I am pretty sure you won't regret it :)