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Reckless Curves: Bad Boy Autos (Drive Me Wild #1)

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, Bronwen Evans, comes her latest sexy contemporary romance! A secret baby, best friend’s little sister romance set in Bad Boy Autos. Think Fast and Furious but nothing illegal!

Thomas (Tom) Lorde’s morning couldn’t get any worse. One call changes everything. Apparently he’s a dad. He should be on the phone to his lawyer. He wouldn’t put it
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Published March 30th 2020 by Bronwen Evans
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Margaret Watkins
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A romance to touch the heart, this novel had me tearing up, laughing out loud and a whole host of other emotions as Kendra and Tom clamour for middle ground. Having dropped the bomb that her little boy is, in fact, Tom's, Kendra is shocked when Tom's first reaction is that they should get married and become a family. Neither Kendra nor Tom have had a good precedent for marriage, let alone being parents, but they do know all the mistakes to avoid. However, they first have to earn one another's tr ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All it took was one night to change life paths. Kendra was well on her way to a singing career when she found herself with child. Years have passed and Tom is back in the US and opened up a business with her brother his best friend. When Kendra confronts him will it bring an end to best friends and will there be a happily ever after for Kendra and Tom.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Julia David
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Everyone deserves a second chance. Tom is about to get his second chance. Kendra drops a bomb on him and he is immediately sure what he wants. The problem is, Kendra isn't on board with him. He has to get her there. His best friend, her brother, doesn't know their secret and it could tear them apart. Tom's dad is dying and maybe Tom can save him, but does he want to? His father wasn't much of a father. Does he deserve a second chance? Kendra does love Tom and has since she was a teenager, but ca ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Tom & Kendra's story. Good characters. This was a bit of an emotional read. And a new author for me. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lovely romance which starts when Kendra Black is sixteen & recovering from leukaemia, it then moves forward eight years Tom Lorde is part owner of a garage with Kendra’s brother Marcus & Kendra is a single mum struggling to make ends meet. Kendra fell hard for Tom when she was sixteen & has loved him ever since, whilst Tom was attracted to Kendra & wanted to get to know her more he was warned off by Marcus. When Kendra drops the bombshell that their one night together resulted in Tom becoming ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was well written Tom and Kendra’s characters totally drew me in. The storyline is well written and flowed smoothly.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a second chance, little sister, big brother's best friend romance.

At the tender age of sixteen, Kendra Black had fought the battle against leukemia and won and had been in remission for 6 months. That's when she first laid her eyes on her brother's new friend, Thomas Lorde. From the start, she developed a crush on him, partly because he didn't treat her like she needed to be wrapped in cotton wool. But he was older and there was the bro code.

Four years later, after she had been throwing
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Reckless Curves begins the Drive Me Wild series with a combination second chance romance with that bro code of a best friend’s sister. There is plenty of heat, sexy times, and rough language in Tom and Kendra’s story, so if that bothers you this one might not be for you – that decision is yours alone to make. I was easily hooked with the raw emotions that were felt throughout this story. Trust is a huge issue for them both, believing himself worthy of findin
Anita Fuhrmann
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book about regrets, trust once lost that has to be regained, forgiveness, and second chances. The story of Kendra and Tom just tugs at your heartstrings and you find yourself rooting for them to make it and get the HEA they want with each other. I have read numerous historical novels written by Bronwen Evans and was pleased that she brought the same wonderful literary style when writing her first contemporary romance novel. Neither Tom or Kendra had much of an example to follow growing up as f ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Kendra has always crushed on her brother’s best friend Tom since she was 16. they shared one night together when she was celebrating her 20th birthday and the day before Tom leaves for Europe. Tom has cared for Kendra but felt bound by bro code to not do anything about his feelings. After their night together he disregards Kendra's calls and emails and never discovered the baby is his. Once she confronts him after he has been back for close to a year Tom is shocked but wants to be involved and k ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Kendra and Tom. Tom is get brother Marcus's best friend, and her crush. He's the only one after she fought leukemia they gave it to her straight and didn't like her. After getting the clean bill of health her and Tom has a one-night fling, Tom left the next morning for the circuit with her brother. Finding out she was pregnant but her disowned by her parents, because she wouldn't tell them who the father was. Fast fo ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Kendra Black and Thomas (Tom) Lorde share a past! She's the little sister of his best friend. For years, Tom has kept away from Kendra until her birthday. He finally gives into her and then leaves. Kendra tries to reach out when she has a little "surprise" for him from their one night together. Unfortunately, the break down in communication leads to further alienation, anger, and mistrust. Flash forward, Tom and her brother Marcus are in business together. Marcus has no idea that Tom and Kendra ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I have read all of Ms. Evans’ historical romances and loved every one of them. This is the first contemporary romance I have read of hers and it is quite different from her historicals not only in time period but in voice. While I liked the story it moved a little slow for me. There is really no intrigue or mystery or angst. It is just a nice story of a broken relationship being reignited. I did not care for Kendra a lot and the reason is because she whined all of the time. I understand she want ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just want to go on the record to state that once is all it takes. Two people have relations. One storms off and drives off into the wild blue yonder while the other one is left behind with an egg and sperm that has fertilized. Fast forward to slow down depending on how you’re looking at it and surprise! Two characters or two beings must learn how to be parents. Nothing is as they expect it to be but it is as it should be. This couple has evolved and learned about each other we are raising a ch ...more
Vanessa Fischer
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tom and Conner had been friends for ages and were on the car racing circuit together...Tom, the mechanic and Conner, the driver. They opened a custom auto shop together after they left that scene and things couldn't be better. Until Tom can't keep his hands off Kendra, Connor's sister. He discovers that she has a little boy, his after a one night stand the night before he went back to Europe to race. She has never told anyone the child is his. They still have the hots for each other, but know th ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent story of forgiveness and second chances. As a teenager, Kendra fought and won a battle against leukemia. After beating the disease she meets her brother's friend Thomas and develops a major crush on him. After finally giving in to their feelings they hook up only for him to leave for Europe with her brother after. Unknown to Thomas their night left her pregnant. Due to circumstances beyond their control Thomas doesn't learn of his son until years later. Surprising to Kendra ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reckless Curves: Bad Boy Autos is the first book in the new series Drive Me Wild. This was the first contemporary romance book I have read by this author and I loved it! It was well written, perfect pacing, had awesome characters, and was realistic. It was a brother’s best friend troupe with a one-night stand that left behind a “surprise”. There was a lack of miscommunication between Tom and Kendra which lead to Kendra being a single mom for four years. Can they overcome all their fears and have ...more
Avid Reader
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story of Kendra and Tom. Tom is best friend's with Kendra's brother Marcus and also his business partner. Kendra survived a bout of cancer while a child and this has shaped her approach to her future. She goes after what she wants and for one night she manages to seduce Tom but that is where it all ends. Fast forward 4 years and the tragic news a friend has been diagnosed as terminal forces Kendra to make some life altering decisions. A beautiful story of love, family, how illness sh ...more
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is gripping and emotional. Kendra had battled for her life, then she battled for her crush, Thomas, and won. One night with him. He left the next morning. When she found out that she was pregnant she tried to get a hold of him, but he ignored her. Four years later he back in the states, and she confronts him. Disappointment, guilt and forgiveness are what is needed for them to become a family, and both end up committed to do whatever they need to to make it work. I laughed, I cried and I en ...more
Faith Pilger
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. This book has a great story line from start to finish. My only problem was the whiplash you sometimes got between Tom and Kendra. Overall, the characters are relatable. The characters are however thoroughly developed. This book is about fear, love, forgiveness and moving on. Love can be a b**ch, but sometimes it is worth it. Tom and Kendra prove that. It seems like a cliche brothers best friend is warned to stay away from hi ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an emotional story with Kendra and Thomas. Thomas is her brother's friend that she has been crushing on and finally they get together on the eve of when he is going out of the country. She finds out she is pregnant and tries to tell him but he does not respond to her messages fast forward seven years and he comes back and he finds out he has a son but he comes from a bad family and is not sure he can be a good parent. I felt so bad for Kendra and Thomas with the life they were handed but ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
It took me a while to warm up to Tom. I am still not his biggest fan, but he has grown on me. Kendra has a heavy past. Tom has his baggage as well. There are a few places that I feel a little lost in the story, but overall this is an interesting story with a unique setting, Auto Repair and Racing, and some good characters. Marcus is a tool but comes around. Stella is fun. Lexie is interesting. Connor takes your heart.

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Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
A nice enough read with enough tugs on the old heartstrings... cancer, alcoholism, unknown kid... bro-code...

But, it didn't go deep enough into it for me. Was there ever a resolution with her parents? Hopefully that she completely disowned them frankly.

The kid was 4... not 2... he would've been a little more aware of his surroundings & the people in his life... yet his very ( too ) easy acceptance of Tom was not believable.

Couple of typo's... 'Tommie' and Tommy' for example.

But an OK read.
Philleys Peters
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have admired this author's well written Regency historical romances. This is a nice switch to angsty contemporary romances. I really enjoyed Tom and Kendra's storyline, a second chance secret baby affair with a sweet happy ever after my favorite part of any of the books I have read. The supporting characters that surround Kendra and Thomas are intriguing. Am looking forward to reading those stories as well. Nice!

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Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Running from love

Kendra was a survivor. First leukemia at age 16 and than a baby out of wedlock. Tom was her international race car driver brother’s head mechanic. She met Tom at 16 and fell in love with him. Her brother warned him to stay away from her until one night. Now her little boy is three and Kendra finally tells him he’s the father. This is the first contemporary romance of Bronwen Evans that I’ve read but it certainly won’t be the last. I’ve already pre-ordered the next one in this se
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
I really liked Tom and Kendra's book it mixes a few of my favorites all together in one super read so if you are like me and enjoy a good second chance/brother's best friend/secret baby romance then this book will have you as hooked as I was. The storyline was really well done and pulled me right in I thought the characters were interesting and real and I found myself rooting for them. I can't wait for the rest of the series. ...more
Lisa H
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast and the Furious.

I was intrigued when an author who specializes in historicals wrote a contemporary fast and the furious book.

It works. Tom is a bad, bad boy who hooked up with Kendra four years ago. And left her pregnant and all alone to raise their kid.

Fast forward and he’s just finding out he’s a baby daddy.
I liked that Kendra wouldn’t settle for convenience, but she forgives Tom all his many, many trespasses way too easily.

Shanna D
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reckless Curves (Drive Me Wild) by Bronwen Evans. I’m not sure who is more reckless in this story. Kendra for wanting her son to know his father and reconnecting with Tom. Of Tom for wanting it all with Kendra. I enjoyed this story with its complex plot and strong characters. Nice paced contemporary drama with just enough steam and conflict to keep you interested until the end. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Caroline Doig
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Years ago Tom made the biggest mistake of his life by sleeping with his best friends little sister Kendra Black and she informs him that he is a daddy to their son Connor, then Tom says that he wants to marry her and Kendra knows that it’s not for love and she deserves love not some guy who is marrying her out of obligation. This is a very emotional story and I went through all of the emotions that they went through, it is a wonderful heartwarming story and I recommend this book.
Elizabeth McDaniel
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tom was Kendra’s older brother’s best friend and business partner. She fell in love with him when she first found out she had just been cleared from cancer as a young teen. Tom secretly was in love her too. One night they were together and then he was gone. Four years later he realized he had a son. After all this time would they be able to make it work? Would their families interfere? Fun read

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USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duk ...more

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