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(Axle Alley Vipers #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,025 ratings  ·  121 reviews
She swore never to trust him again...

Fiery mechanic Alexandra Franco should have known better. Years ago, her best friends' older brother took her virginity and broke her heart — or rather, doused it with gasoline, lit a match, and then walked away. And Alex definitely should not have indulged in another hot night with him after the fact. He's not the same boy she fell for
Paperback, 230 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Crashed is book one in the Axle Alley Vipers series by Sherilee Gray. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author.

CRASHED teaser:

Alexandra “Alex” Franco couldn’t believe it when the letter arrived stating that the building’s owner was having the property valued for possible sale. The building where she shared an auto repair and restoration business with her two best girl friends. Not to mention that the owner was also the older brother of her two business partners and
☮ mary
Crashed and burnt all right ... How can this crap even get published? It is sexist, cliché, clumsy & preposterous !! There, you have your review... Cheers
Claire Robinson
3 - "I went about this all the wrong way." Stars!

Crashed is the first book in the Axle Alley Vipers series, it is also the first book I have read from Sherilee Gray. With several of my favorite tropes in play 'best friends older brother' & 'second chance love' I settled in, and was really enjoying the story developing between Deacon West and Alex Franco. Alex has loved Deke since she was fourteen, being the older brother of her best friends, and work colleagues Piper and Rusty, he has been o
Nanci **Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
Reread due to book 3 being released. Had to familiarize myself with the characters again.

Fast. Entertaining. Cute. 3 1/2 ⭐⭐⭐.⭐

Alex has had a hard life, grew up in foster care after her parents death. She trust very few and keeps her heart guarded. She has also been in love with her best friend's brother since 14. At 18 she finally thought she was going to get her dream, being Deacon's one and only. Unfortunately that didn't happen an
3 1/2 Stars

I liked it but I didn’t.

I liked the idea of the story, but then it just didn’t work for me. I got frustrated with Alex because she was treated so badly, but any time he kissed or touched her she turned into a lump of goo and was almost like a doormat. Deacon was such an ass and gullible as hell. He takes his ex’s word without question, but treats Alex like a liar and trash. He really made me mad!

I liked Alex’s partners and their stories should be good. I think I might read the next.
Jan 14, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me
Not going to read a book where the hero puts the heroine second.
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.

Woooweee this book made me happy. How often is it that you read about not only one, but -three- really strong women? Well, if you like books like that, where a woman has herself together and knows what she wants (mostly), this book is for you. Crashed is the first book in the new Axle Alley Vipers series by Sherilee Gray. Our heroine, Alex runs a -car restoration- shop with her two best friends. That alone intrigued me and made for a great read because mechanics and car restoration is considere
Stacy Reid
I went into this book expecting to hate our hero, Deacon. Instead, I ended up loving everything about him: His cold exterior, his heart that beats for the heroine so much, I even loved the lengths he was willing to go to get the woman he had been craving for so long in his life. He was hard core alpha, but not in an A$$hole way and I loved him!

Our heroine Alex was sassy, strong, with the right hint of vulnerability, and in love with Deacon for nine years. Little did she know he adored her as we
Nov 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
The Zero took her virginity and he was in love with her but dumped her the next day to go back to his ex who said she was preggy. He found out that the ex lied and she kept on manipulating him for years and he never wised up. I wish the heroine grew a backbone and ran far away from him
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
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"He’d let Alex go, for Emily."

Not interested in a loser H who puts his heroine second after another woman! Whatever the reason, and this one was too stupid for words.

Dumb story.
Alex Franco and her two best friends Piper and Rusty West are mechanics at an all-female garage, West Restoration, previously owned by their father. The novel starts with Alex, covered in engine oil and wearing her work clothes, storming into the offices of Deacon West, the girls' older brother after she receives a notice that he is sending a valuer in to value her apartment and the garage. Under the terms of their father's will Deacon owns the property.

To say that Deke and Alex have a tangled h
Linda Sims
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

Title: Crashed
Series: 1st Book in Series
Author: Sherilee Gray
Release Date: July 14, 2015
My Rating: 3 Stars

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Crashed by Sherilee Gray is the first installment in the Axel Alley Vipers series. It's a quick fast read that I read in one sitting.

This book was okay for me. I felt somewhat connected to the characters but not enough to make me swoon. I really liked the characters but something was missing. I think this story had plenty of potential, it was just lacking in the depth departmen
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Jeannie Zelos
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Crashed, (Entangled Indulgence),  Sherilee Gray
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance.
Its rare I don’t enjoy an Entangled read but this one just didn’t work for me. I didn’t get to feel either Alex or Deacon were real, didn’t feel the sexual tension between them, didn’t feel any real attraction other than sporadic lust. I didn't even really like either of them and that’s a huge problem for me, I have to like main leads ( or dislike if needed!) so I wasn’t invested in the outcome
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Definitely a read in one day kind of book! Deacon is a man with a plan to make things right with Alex, his sisters best friend and the one girl he let go. The last person Alex wants is to hear from is Deacon. He broke her heart and left her with too many questions. But Deacon has a proposal: for Alex to be his exclusive date to business functions and his hook up buddy and he'll sign the property lease on Alex and his sisters mechanic shop over to them after three months. Seriously hot and steamy ...more
Tracey Alvarez
A super-sexy, dirty-talking Alpha guy and a kick-ass heroine who works on restoring classic cars. What’s not to love? NOTHING. I loved this book, and it hooked me in from the very first page. The author did a great job of firing up the sexual tension between the hero/heroine. So what if Deacon was a bit Alpha-jerkish in the beginning – that just made for some fierce and fiery banter and was soooo much sweeter when Alex bought that sucker to his knees. And I loved the stories rawness and the feel ...more
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Alex and Deacon... can you say match and gasoline? This is the first book of the Axle Alley Vipers series and wow what a great book.. Some serious steam here and the West sisters not only know their car business, they can shake it up with the men as well... great story, well written and hot as hell.
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2.5 STARS.

Bit of a disappointing read for me. Don't get me wrong this is just mine and what I think of these two.

I was of course expecting a lot but when I started reading okay it just made me yawn cause it's that hiding my feelings playing hard to get I love you like crazy but yet I'm stubborn so yes it's what I was getting from this read.
Jodi Linton
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my biggest pet-peeves is when there are huge misunderstanding by lack of communication and "Crashed" has them plenty.
I kept comparing the heroine to a doormat and the assholeness of the "hero" reached stupid levels.
2.5 I adored aspects of this story. The girls owning their own mechanics/restoration shop. The second chance romance aspect. I struggled because as much as I like sexy time, this was heavy with it, and wasn't balanced enough to allow me to truly connect with the characters.
Sheryl C. Nash
*3.5 stars*

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*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Entangled Publishing*
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 - 3 1/2 stars

Crashed ( Axle Alley Vipers #1 ) is the first book I've read by Sherilee Gray. It was a quick read, with lots of hot times between the 2 main characters Alexandra ( Alex ) and Deacon ( Deke ). This is a second chance ( maybe 3rd chance!! ) romance.

Deke has messed up, a lot, with Alex. He doesn't trust easily, and due to this continues to mess up with Alex throughout the story whilst he tries to fix their relationship. Even during their time apart they are somewhat connected due to
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Crashed by Sherilee Gray is a second chance romance with steamy chemistry. Alex Franco has loved Deacon West most of her life, but the one time she gave into him, he broke her heart. She will never do it again. But then her life is turned upside down when the same man wants to sell the building where she runs her business with her best friends and his sisters.

Deacon knows letting Alex go was mistake, but how does he show her what she truly means to him? Will she ever trust him again? He has a p
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it, Deacon did some shitty things of course there were reasons why. His jealousy streak made him do even shittier things which he had to grovel for forgiveness. His strategy for getting the girl almost didn't work. Great couple, loved him and Alex together
April Symes
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
. Feisty Mechanic Alexandra Franco is the kind of person who doesn’t let life keep her down. She has been in love with her roommates’ brother for years. There is a history where Alex and Deacon had some sort of romantic falling out years ago and it has left Alex devastated and she doesn’t want to deal with Deacon in anyway now.
Go back to a few months ago, after tragedy hit Deacon and their family, she went to him, and they h
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
Alex owns an auto restoration shop with her best friends and sisters, Rusty and Piper. When she received a letter in the mail from their brother, Deacon, threatening to sell the shop's building out from under them, Alex has no choice but confront him. But he's the last person she really wants to see as she still nurses a broken heart of his doing.

Deacon wants to make things right with Alex, the one girl he made a huge mistake with and let her go. He knows he screwed up so many years ago and sets
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I first want to say that I love stories where the hero and heroine have a history and Alex and Deacon definitely have a history.  Deacon the older brother of Alex’s best friends and partners in an auto restoration shop, the story starts with Alex storming into Deacon’s office.  Unknown to her – the reason she is there is not the true reason at all.  Alex and Deacon’s have a long history going back to childhood they went down separate paths
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Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children. When she isn't writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.


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terrify your charity guys, walking in with that thing pointing
at them.”
“You’re soaked, so hungry for my cock.” His fingers did another
Up-and-back through her slick, quivering flesh. “Desperate to
feel me thrusting between these pretty lips.”
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