Format read: e-book (arc copy)
Series: book 1 of the Ride or Die series
Rating: 16+ sexual content, language
Genre: Romance/New Adult
In this story, we follow Lennox who just got of jail after serving three and half years in jail for manslaughter for killing on his crew members in a drinking and driving accident. He meets up with the love of his life Elena but he knows that he’s not good enough for her, no matter what happened before and after he went to jail.
The story reminds me a lot of Fast and Furious. It had fast cars, crews, and talked a lot about loyalty. Elena is not your typical girly girl which made me like her a whole lot. She got down and dirty like the boys and often times showed them. I did like that they didn’t talk down to her because she knew more about cars even though later in the story they did (but considering the situation can’t say I blame them).
Lennox is all good boy who gets stuck in the situation. He sacrificed everything that he had so that he can do the right thing for both Elena and his grandmother. He is that swoon worthy love interest that we all want in life. I would have liked to have seen more about his character before he went to jail and maybe even during his time in there. We touched upon and I found it interesting. It would have been more interesting to dive deeper into it.
I wished that Cole would have slowed down in the story, offered more scenes between Lennox and Elena. I would have liked to have seen more angst between the two of them before they exploded in their reunion, it would have been more satisfying. We only touched upon their relationship before he got into jail, but we didn’t really feel that connection. I think a little more development there would have gone a long way.
Overall, it was a pleasant story to read, and with more development it would have been explosive.
What did you think of the book?