Oct 15

Grip, A Driven Novel, by Lacey Black Review


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I live to race. It’s in my blood–the smell of dirt and gasoline, the fast cars, the screaming fans. I was the king of a small track in Missouri with the world at my fingertips. I even had the girl, until a call came from the infamous Colton Donavan. I had a choice to make: my dream or the woman I loved. I couldn’t have both.

When an unexpected surprise shows up on my doorstep in the form of a baby, there’s only one woman I trust enough to help me. Lena Stanley, the one I left behind. But being in close proximity to her reminds me of what we used to have, and what I still want. Her.

The day he walked away to chase his dream was the hardest day of my life, but I powered through. I could never ask Mack to choose between me and the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s why I pushed him toward the latter, despite the heartache it caused.

Now, he needs my help. The problem is it’s hard to keep old feelings buried. Despite my best efforts, our connection is too powerful to deny. However, as our short time together draws to a close, I have another difficult choice to make. Only this time, I’m not just walking away from him, but his son too.

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I’m a huge fan of Lacey Black’s, and her small town romances are among my favorite stories to read. When she announced her participation in K. Bromberg’s Driven world project, despite not having read that series (I know, I know!), I was excited. I absolutely love second-chance romances and Lacey has written several amazing ones. She also released a series of surprise baby romances a few years ago that was absolutely fantastic. So I knew combing those two tropes in K. Bromberg’s high-energy racing world would produce magic, and I wasn’t wrong.

Grip was a fantastic example of Lacey Black’s talent as an author. Blending tropes is something she does well, and she painted a moving picture of this couple’s rich history that drew me right in and kept me hooked. My emotions were all over the place reading this book, and it was a completely consuming read. Full of heat and heart, a bit of angst, and plenty of steam and swoon, Grip was not only a wonderful addition to Lacey’s catalog, but also a fabulous entry point to the Driven world. Five smooches from me for Grip by Lacey Black!

~Danielle Palumbo




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