Throttled by Lauren Asher



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My post-college plans include vlogging, drinking around the world, and following my brother as he races in every Grand Prix. I didn’t anticipate Noah Slade, Formula 1’s World Champion and resident bad boy—a damaged prince who acts like a villain. His vulnerability breaks me down and holds me captive, ruining me for any man who dares to come after him. There’s no point asking for my heart back because he’ll shatter it before I have the chance.


Fans call me the American Prince, the only son of a Formula 1 legend. I live for standing on Prix podiums while crowds chant my name, champagne drips down my face, and adrenaline rushes through my veins. Women want to screw me while men want to be me. But no one challenges me more than Maya Alatorre, the sister of my rival and new teammate. We’re a ticking time bomb, about one wrong move away from exploding. But with her, I want to trip the wire, detonating together in passion and pain. Because, in the end, all’s fair in lust and war.

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The air in the small room feels heavy, like all the oxygen was sucked out of it. He’s a hurricane catching me in the eye of the storm, giving me a false sense of security before the winds pick up again. A catastrophic and relentless disaster in the making.


How I feel about him is messy. It doesn’t fit nicely into checked boxes or a pros and cons list. I struggle to understand my conflicting emotions, which ends up pissing me off more. Part of me wishes he could commit to trying a real relationship while another part of me thinks he’s not even worth the trouble.


His tongue takes the opportunity to invade my mouth and stroke against mine, a relentless exploration demanding everything from me. He tastes like mint and champagne, a shockingly wonderful combination.



Self-diagnosed with an overactive imagination, Lauren spends her free time reading and writing. Her dream is to travel to all the places she writes about. She enjoys writing about flawed yet relatable characters you can’t help loving. She likes sharing fast-paced stories with angst, steam, and the emotional spectrum.

Her extra-curricular activities include watching YouTube, binging old episodes of Parks and Rec, and searching Yelp for new restaurants before choosing her trusted favorite. She works best after her morning coffee and will never deny a nap.




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3.5 stars

I'm a little on the fence with this one. I really enjoyed the story but I never really felt the chemistry between the characters. For me, their relationship was more about being together for the sake of a story line than feeling like they belonged together. The author goes into a lot of detail, so if you're a fan of F1 racing you will probably enjoy it. I am not a fan so I found those parts to be a little drawn out and not necessary to enjoy the book. There's a little drama thrown in to spice things up but for the most part I found it to be an easy read. I will say that it is unique, which I found refreshing, and I liked that there was so much focus (good and bad)on family. I will say that the author did not skimp on the steam. There's a lot of it without going over the top.

The end of this book was the best part for me. Not because it was ending but because of how it ended. If you don't swoon the entire book I guarantee the epilogue will tip you over the edge.

This is a new author for me and I am glad that I took the chance on something different. I think the series had definite potential and that the author did a nice job setting up the next book.

~ Kimberly Anne

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