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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,101 ratings  ·  270 reviews
Bestselling author BB Easton takes you on a thrill ride through the ‘90s in this gritty, high-octane love triangle based on true events.

Ronald “Knight” McKnight was Obsessive. Possessive. Downright psychopathic. But that didn’t stop me from falling in love with him…or falling apart when he joined the Marines. When he left, Knight told me to “find someone better,” but I
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Published September 11th 2017 by Art by Easton
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Lisa It could be, but don't do it. Read 44 Chapters first, then Skin before Speed.
Lisa Published September 11th 2017

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Jennifer Kyle
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs

"You’re my lady.”


Fans of B.B. Easton are going to love the thrill of this book. Young B.B. has had her heart shattered by Knight in the previous book and has turned sweet sixteen. She’s got her driver’s license, still struggling with food, and even though things with Knight went very bad in the prior book, he has left a large shadow across our spunky young B.B.’s life.

"The ghost of Knight remained, imprinted somewhere deep in my psyche, and it was haunting me from the inside out.”


Genre: Romance
Type: Standalone Book 2 of 4 from 44 Chapters Spin-Off
POV: First Person - Female

Since Knight walked out of her life, BB was left as the shadow of her former self. Her once bright world turned grey with no silver lining in sight. That was until she met a man that brought back colors to her life.

Harley James was a breath of fresh air compared to what she experienced previously. His boyish charm was addicting and most importantly safe. But she should have known moving on would
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
⭐⭐5 Fantastic Stars⭐⭐⭐!

Gosh BB what you do to me! You thrilled me with Skin. It was after all my first 5 star read of 2017! And once again I'm thrilled with Speed. No one can transport me to the 90s like BB (and my R&B spotify playlist). She has a way of making you feel her writing. You become nostalgic for times past and you bruise and heal with her as you get these glimpses into her life.

Speed picks up right where Skin left off. Knight has left to join the army and BB is ba
Dee Montoya
1.5 Million Stars***********

Again another sleepless night, as I read another one of B.B Easton’s heartbreakingly beautiful stories.And again, I couldn’t put the book away. The more I read, the more I fall in love, and into a crazy world of sex, drugs and Rock n’ Roll.

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B.B. is depressed and heartbroken after everything that happened between her and Knight. But she has something to look forward to, getting her drivers license and buying a new car.

While dropping off her new Mustang at the garag
R. Kitt
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

16 year old BB is back and she's falling fast into the arms of a new guy, Harley James, to forget her old guy that shipped off to the Marines. She's depressed and angry at the loss of Knight leaving, and because of all of the other f*ckery that made up their relationship.

21/22 year old Harley James is the: sexy, tattooed, lip pierced, bad boy, ex-con, mechanic with a liking for cars, sex, car racing, suspicious activities, and his newfound obsession: BB (marriage proposals on the regul
Lea ★
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, part-of-a-series
ARC kindly provided by author.

This book was a breath of fresh air. It picks up right where Skin ended.
I can't remember when I last read anything like it. Loved it!
BB is a amazing author and I look forward to reading more of her works.
I will not reveal anything, but I do recommend you to pick up this book if you want to feel like you are a teenager again. Personally, that period of my life was one of the best times I ever had, so this book kinda brought me back to that time. Now I miss my pink h
This story, what ever % true, is seriously superb! I started it a little over 24hours ago, and wanted to take my time enjoy it for days. Instead i read it with such speed I can still feel my heart racing. Teenaged BB takes the readers on a crazy ride with her.

Fast cars, fast Harley, and a Knight fast to fight for his girl. Now I'm going to shut up fast, that's more than enough hints.

If you liked BB Easton's memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men, and her spin off story Skin, then you must read Speed!!
Renee ❤️My heroes are ordinary
**5++++ Stars!**

Speed is the 2nd book in the 44 Chapters series by BB Easton, and like the first, Skin, it's based on the author's real life teenage years when she was growing up in Georgia. And also like Skin, one thing that makes the terrific writing even better is wondering which parts are truer to life and which parts are closer to fiction!

I loved this book just as much as, if not more than, the first. How refreshing to read a series that is so different, so full of non-stop action, romance,
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't read BB Easton's books. The nostalgia hits so hard. I THOUGHT Skin ruined me, but no, Speed opened my 9 month old wounds up and poured salt and lime juice all up in there.
I LOVE how BB can make me feel with her writing. Every regret, every heartache, every ride to pleasure-town and even every smile it's like I'm doing it too. My heart, head and chest hurt. I was torn and I was in love all over again. I can't get over how she's the been the only person to get m
Bree McKennedy
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-na
Ohh, BB. I am at loss for words right now. I love reading your words and getting glimpses of your life. You know what else I love, or who rather... Knight! I know, I know this was Harley's book, but I didn't like him or the re-invented version of him in this book. Nope. And seriously, Angel...come on! And again, Knight! I just want to hold him and love him forever. I know this book was about Harley James, BB's second boyfriend-badass-tattooed-charming man. BUT, I couldn't separate Harley James f ...more
Mary Elizabeth
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
BB Easton kicked me right in the nostalgia with SPEED. Funny, heartbreaking, and enlightening, this book took me back to the best and worst times of my life. I absorbed every word until I was drunk on bad habits, bad choices, and worse boys.

Harley James gives Ronald McKnight and run for his money, and we're all lucky enough to be stuck in the middle.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BB does it again!!

BB is a words magician. I’m so hooked on the way she writes, and the realness in which she does it. I mean, it is her life. I have such a respect for her in turning out the way she did after going through all the things she endured emotionally and physically. Just WOW is all I have to say. Oh, and Knight 😭😭😭 that poor man. Harley, what a douche. I’m so curious about this Hans.. Oh Well, onto Star!
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Glued to every word, so much pain, so many mistakes, so many words left unsaid and then said when it was too late and so much exploration... exploration of everything. rather, truly, quite steamy but I was focusing more on the human condition side of things and it, again, ripped my tiny heart into even tinier pieces. Bloody hell!
Scott Hildreth
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two in a row? Wait. What?

How can one author write a book as captivating and clever as SKIN, and follow it up with one even better?

I have no idea.

But, BB Easton did it.

This book grabbed me by the balls and didn't let go until the last word was spoken.

Great job, BB.

KelMelTell BookBlog
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gah... I don't even know where to begin with this review. After I read Skin, I was gutted and left with my heart trampled on by BB. You see, BB has a way of taking me back to a time in my life that was once crazy but so much fun.

Speed picks up where Skin left off. BB is wounded and heartbroken. When BB finally gets her sweet Mustang, she takes her car to the shop and meets a hot mechanic named, Harley James.

Harley swoops in and helps BB's heart to heal after Knight left her heartbroken. Harley i
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Um... exactly how am I supposed to review this when I have no fucking words? None. Except that I loved it. This has been one of the best reading experiences I've had in such a long time. I wasn't even on Earth. BB Easton, I swear, yet a-fucking-gain, arrested my mind. Like, I'm full of feels right now but have shit for words. I just finished and I'm about to explode actually. It was THAT good. I- and the Spotify playlist is a solid 5 stars too. I- can't. This was too freaking good! Definitely a ...more
*~* Susie
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2017
4 solid stars!!

Thanks to the author for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.

I've loved BB since I read 44 chapters. I still remember laughing and loving every minute I spent reading her story.

Speed takes us through her time with Harley, who I admit I wondered how she could make him appealing given his description in 44 chapters. But, of course she did. I'm glad she gave an explanation at the beginning (don't want to give too much away, but seriously, READ 44 chapters lol). I w
Bibliophile  Chloe
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh BB, how I wished I knew you when I was in high school! This book, which dives deeper into her relationship with Harley James (Speed) was phenomenal! BB's descriptions from what she felt to what she was wearing was so spot on. I loved the "glossary" at the beginning of the book and I really related to how she dealt with her feelings as a 16 year old. She is definitely a "One Click" author in my opinion. I know this can be read as a stand alone, but dear readers, do yourself a favor and read he ...more
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-2019, owned
For this review I needed a night sleep to think about it.
There were times I needed to stop reading so I could process it.
That is something that didn’t happen to me before not like this!
My heart just really brokenat times it was so hard!
I think it’s because we “know” BB and that’s why I feel so much while reading this one! I didn’t keep it a secret that I was rooting for Knight even though yes he is not the bestest person, but we got to see the otherside! I'm hoping he is still somewhere out ther
Beneath The Covers Blog
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2017-reads
Please see my full review here -
5 stars! You know you love a book when reading it is completely effortless and addictive. Maybe it's because these books are based on the author's life, so there's no cliche story lines that so many romance novels have. I know all of you romance readers know what I'm talking about! And even though YA is not my thing, that didn't matter at all with this story. It picks up right where Skin left off with a 16-year-old B.B. recovering from her breakup with Knight. She meets the hot and fun-loving Ha ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fav-series
I don't know what to say that hasn't been said about this series.
Honest, raw, addictive and real read.

I enjoyed it!!!

Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

If you are looking for a traditional romance featuring model-like characters and a semi-predictable plot, then move along. This book isn't for you.
Now, if you are looking for something different, with a unique blend of sensitive issues and well-placed humor, then you have come to the right place. This author delivers a story unlike any other.

The characters highlighted throughout this series are far from perfect, in both appearance and behavior. Sure, from BB, the narrator's eyes, the H
Tracy *To the point Reviews*

The wild ride into the past with tragic yet awesome B.B Easton takes off just about where SKIN ended.

Crushed and feeling betrayed by her psycho ex, Knight, who has abandoned her to enlist into the army, B.B doesn't waste time rebounding to Harley; A grease monkey mechanic racer with a questionable past and a penchant for gambling, partying and all things taboo. B.B is immediately drawn by his slow smile and easy disposition. And in her desperation to leave the sour memory of Knight behind
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Love, Love! Love BB's writing! Love Knight! Love the romance! Love the rawness! This is Harley's book, but really for me this is still Knight's book. Ahhh Knight, I love him so much! I devour every word from him in this book! I may or may not have searched out his name on my Kindle before I started reading Speed because I couldn't wait to see how he's doing! He's adorably sweet with how much he cares for and loves BB, and despite knowing that Knight and BB just weren't meant to have ...more
Cyndi Becker
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, so this book...While I've long been interested in reading Skin and 44 Chapters About 4 Men, Speed is the first BB Easton book I've read. It's a wild ride. Forgive me if I use a few car analogies to describe this narrative but it simply can't be helped. This is one of those reads that once you start to settle in you can't stop reading. It's packed with emotion and action as we learn about the future of one BB because well, a young girls future is on the line.

Easton does an amazing job putt
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first thing that I want to say in this post is: I love internal monologue BB! I love her so much I could squeal. Her sarcasm and internal banter with herself is what I live for. I know that even when the moment is going to be a super serious one and my anxiety is going to spike up, internal BB is going to make her way to the top first and make things a little more bearable for my anxiety before anything else.

“For too long I’d left my heart vulnerable to monsters. I’d let them take and take
Tracy Slone
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! BB Easton has done it again! I'm sure that each and every one of us looks back on our wild, crazy teenage years and wonders, "What was I thinking?" BB takes that to a whole new level. She has a way of making you laugh, cry and swoon all at once. She takes some of the most frustrating, unlikable guys and makes them melt my heart! We got a small taste of each of her guys, past and present, in 44 Chapters about 4 Men and a huge dose of Knight in Skin. Harley was just as much a swoony, broody b ...more
Escape into a Booksite
*3 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Ok so I actually liked this more than 44 Chapters.

I wasn’t to keen going into this because I wasn’t really a fan of that book, but I had been approved for this ARC before I read it, and I read 44 Chapters first so I had an idea of what would be happening and who the characters were in this, since it is a spin off after all.

I think I enjoyed this more because it was a more detailed account of BB’s time and was written more like a n
Beth Hudspeth
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
B.B. has totally stolen my heart again. She is so just so damn lovable with her terrible decisions and questionable love life. I love how true and real these stories are. I know the 4 men are supposed to be the focus, but I just end up loving B.B. in the end! There are so many parts of her that remind me of myself.
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BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.

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44 Chapters (4 books)
  • Skin (44 Chapters, #1)
  • Star (44 Chapters, #3)
  • Suit (44 Chapters, #4)