Impulse Book Cover Impulse
Eva Muñoz
New Adult, LGBT, Bisexual, Mystery, Suspense
Harmony Ink Press; First edition
March 3, 2020
216

Welcome, Motor Heads, Rally Girls, and Hangers-On! It’s another wild ride here at the Gathering—the underground world of fast cars, crazy drivers, and partying all night long. If you’re here, it means you’ve broken curfew. Not something the ruling Mob of Terra One encourages, but we’re all in the same boat, so let’s rock it! As long as you’ve paid off your local Associate, you’ll be fine. Maybe.

Tonight’s race features racing royalty, ladies and gents! Let’s welcome seventeen-year-old Rebecca “RC” Camille, third in the Driver’s Index. She lives to race. Nothing but motor oil running through her veins, folks. Her aim? To be number one, beating out two of the boys she grew up with at the Open Arms orphanage. She’s lethal in her GT500KR. Nothing gets in her way. Not a sense of brotherhood. Not even love.

Her challenger tonight? A psychotic serial killer willing to stop at nothing to eliminate the competition. Can RC stop him before he kills his way to the top? Or will she need reinforcements from the authority we all love to hate? Remember, children, the Mob never gives away their help for free.

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Reviewed by Aethena Drake

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This story takes place in a dystopian world run by a bloodthirsty mob boss.  A determined young woman, RC, has dedicated her life to training for the Impulse Cup, a race that the mob boss has backed her to win.

There isn’t a dull moment in this book.  Mystery, romance, and fast cars keep the story rolling from one action packed chapter to the next.  I enjoyed the well written action.  The romance was mostly lust fueled interactions which suited the overall edgy theme of the story.  The violence in this book is brutal.  Bad things happen to several characters, and the author’s descriptions had me cringing in sympathy and a little bit of horror.

I am giving this book a four star rating because the author wrote an exhilarating car race scene.  I have watched more than a few races.  The sounds, smells, and energy in the air are what make a race exciting.  The idea of trying to write a car race that is as exciting as real life can be daunting.  The author did an excellent job of keeping me entertained with very vivid imagery, some unexpected events, and a few tension-fueled moments.   The author definitely knows cars, and it shows in the scenes and descriptions.

The book did have a few confusing moments where I had to reread sentences to make sure I understood the intent.  This didn’t keep me from enjoying the story, but I did read a bit slower than I usually do.

The story ends with some not entirely resolved situations that suggest a sequel is possible.  I am interested in seeing what relationships develop, and who will win the next racing event.  I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an action-packed mystery with fast cars and a young woman who is as hard as the steel in her beloved car.

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