by Mia Hoddell
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 5th 2016
My name is Zeke Lawson, but you probably know that already because everyone’s heard of me.
I’m the bad boy of Formula One.
At least that’s what I allow people to believe.
The truth is too precious to be tarnished by reporters, and no matter what my fans think, they don’t deserve access to every detail of my life. It’s just a shame Nadine Hadley doesn’t see it that way.
She’s writing the feature every driver longs for on me—the one that can make your career. The only problem is she wants more than I’m willing to give her … and she’s playing dirty to get it.
Flirtatious smiles, skimpy dresses, sex: Nadine is using my reputation against me, and it’s working. No man could resist her, especially when she swears not to print my story.
So now I’m in too deep.
I want her more than anything, yet falling for a journalist may cost me the one thing I vowed to protect. Although, that seems insignificant when compared to another issue I face this racing season.
Did I forget to mention someone is trying to kill me?
*Each book in the Chequered Flag series can be read as a standalone and is complete with a HEA.*
Stolen Breath is the second book I have read in The Chequered Flag series by Mia Hoddell and as much as I loved Chameleon Soul, this story topped it and has me wanting to go back and read Twisted Mind. Mia's writing draws me in and leaves me wanting to know about all the characters and how they intertwine with each other. The feels this story brings out, one minute you will be feeling the heat from the passion, then upset at the pride in these two characters, then worried with the suspense of who is out to hurt our hero and then the heartache that our hero is trying to keep to himself.
Zeke Lawson is one character that I fell for immediately, even though I knew he is the bad boy, manwhore and heart breaker from the group of guys on the Formula One team. His personality comes off strong, flirty and demanding, the one thing about Zeke that I love is that he does not lie or play games with women. He keeps his past to himself those memories are for him and a few others to cherish. Being the bad boy in racing is how he wants his fans to see him that is until a magazine is planning to have a feature to be written up on him. The journalist following him around will be the one woman who he seems to not be able to stop thinking about since their one night stand at their best friends wedding.
Nadine Hadley, loves her job and is given the opportunity to write an exclusive feature on the racing world's hottest bad boy. Too bad she had already slept with him and keeping things professional just might be harder than she thought. With someone out to hurt Zeke, finding out about his past and trying to keep her heart from being broken, will she be able to stay true to herself and write a story highlighting Zeke or could this be the story that tears them apart?
I loved everything about this story, the chemistry between Zeke and Nadine, is funny, sexy and heartfelt. I can't believe how much I wanted more of them, more from this group of characters. Mia Hoddell has made me a fan and I recommend this series wholeheartedly. 5 stars must read.
About The Series
Chameleon Soul (Chequered Flag #1)
I should be happy. I should love my life.
But none of it means anything without her.
One year ago, the love of my life broke off our two-year relationship via a phone call. No explanation, no apology, and no sign it was coming. She shattered me…ripped out my heart. And the worst part is that I couldn’t stay to fight for her without losing my career.
However, now the racing season’s over, I’m back, and I intend to reclaim my girl’s heart.
There’s just one problem.
The girl I left behind no longer exists. Plagued by fear, something has broken Raine Wilkins to the point where she’s struggling to cope with each day. It’s going to take all of my skill to gather the explanation I was denied a year ago and persuade her to reveal her secrets. But if there’s one thing I can guarantee, it’s I never lose. I returned to the UK with one goal: win back the girl I love, and nothing and no one will get in my way.
Twisted Mind (Chequered Flag #2)
Everyone tells me to leave her—that she’s going to destroy me.
But things aren’t that simple.
Elora’s pregnant with my child and I endure her twisted games of manipulation and violence to protect my unborn baby. I never predicted she would do the unthinkable or that she was cruel enough to kill.
Yet she did, and now everything’s spiralling out of control.
The light-hearted jokester on the race track isn’t a part I can play anymore. The Dustin Coates everyone loved is no longer me. I’m merely a grief-stricken man who’s barely able to function.
At least until Tazia Nixon moves in next door.
She soothes my aching heart and helps me forget. With every second I’m around her, I can feel myself being revived.
However, beneath her eternal optimism is a distressing past, and the lies are starting to unravel around me. I should have protected my fragile heart from her when I had the chance because now it’s too late. Someone out there wants to destroy me, and the odds are stacking up against us. They know Tazia can break me beyond repair, and they aren’t afraid to use her.
About the Author#1 Amazon bestselling author Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.
Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder, Not Enough, and Bet On Me.
Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs and is the organiser of Virtually There Book Fest.