Review: Fly, by Molly McLain

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Part of a series? Yes.

Cliffhanger? Yes.

Category/Genre: New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance

Self-published

Pages: 162

Blurb:

Meet Colton Wade, FMX rider…

I’m just a small town guy who caught a lucky break. Now I’m living the dream, on the brink of high-flying super-stardom. But something’s missing.

That something is Taylor.

She’s my best friend. The one who makes me want to push harder and higher. The one I fall back on when shit gets tough. The one I’d give it all up for.

I’d do anything to protect her. To make her dreams come true too.

But a single night changes everything.

And now the one she needs protection from…is me.

ADD IT TO GOODREADS


 

REVIEW:

I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review. 

Fly is the first book in the Velocity series and it ends on a little cliffhanger. This book is a really quick read and fast-paced. I look forward to the next book.

I have to be honest here. What first caught my attention is not the blurb, but the cover. In my opinion, it’s perfect to make you want to pick up the book and it reflects the story itself nicely. I’m glad I got to read this book because while I expected a bit more, I still had a good time reading Colton and Taylor’s story.

Do you want to know something completely dumb? Either way, I’m obviously going to tell you so…

Every time I would read the name Colton I kept thinking about K. Bromberg’s Colton from the Driven series. Both characters are nothing alike and the stories themselves have nothing in common, but somehow the name Colton is already taken in my mind. I told you, it’s dumb.

Anyway, at first it threw me a bit, but it has nothing to do with the author’s story or this Colton. I rather like Colton Wade even when I wanted to knock some sense into him and/or when I was mad at him. He has flaws and I like that in books. But it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have liked to see, experience and feel more growth. To me, Colton, while a great character and a nice male interest in this romance, is still not up to par for me to be completely on board with him.

Taylor, Colton’s best friend and romance interest, is a good female character. She’s not a doormat even though she does a lot for Colton and doesn’t get enough credit for it. I like how the author manages in showing us a female character that doesn’t always swoon when the male character is close by. She’s her own person and it’s nice.

But…

I would have loved to be more invested emotionally speaking.

The romance is there, don’t get me wrong, but I think the emotions aren’t really showing. I like the relationship between Taylor and Colton, but strangely enough, I felt a lot more their friendship than their budding romance. And when the angst showed up, I barely felt it.

I had a good time with this book,  but considering the potential in this novel and the flowing writing, I expected feeling more and rooting all the way for Colton and Taylor. But, I think the next book has as much if not more potential than this first book. And I look forward to seeing more of some of the secondary characters. 🙂

I like the world in which Colton is living in and I’d love to see more of it. Honestly, I had a really nice time with this book and I think so far it’s rather nicely executed even though I do think the author could have gone deeper emotionally speaking to better keep me riveted.

I’m now waiting for the next book coming out in a few months. I don’t expect to be that surprised by the plot itself, but I hope Taylor and Colton have something to show us that will make me swoon once and for all.

RATING:

3.5 to 4

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