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Drift Heat by Adrian R. Hale | Book Review

TITLE: Drift Heat
AUTHOR: Adrian R. Hale
PUBLICATION DATE: January 28, 2016
PAGES: 410


I didn’t want to only be known as the pretty, blonde daughter of a famous race car driver. I wanted to make a name for myself and I wasn’t going to let anyone get in my way. So when I saw the opportunity of a lifetime, I jumped. Being the face of the hottest new racing team in the business was a dream come true.

Until he showed up.

Griffin McGregor. Bad boy star driver. On the track, he’s gold. Off the track? He’s everything my daddy ever warned me about. Infuriatingly egotistical, explosive temper, argumentative know-it-all…why does he have to be so freaking hot?

It’ll be a miracle if we can get this team to the championship title without killing each other. Or worse. Because the last thing I’m going to do is wreck my career by jumping in bed with a race car driver.


Drifting is not something I’m new to. Drift videos are constantly being played around my house and we have gone to a formula drift event. Books about drifting is new for me. I have always hunted for books that feature some sort of racing in them and it’s been hard for me to find sometimes.

When I was graciously given an ARC of Broken Drift and then found out it was the second in a series, I knew I wanted to read the first book before the sequel. I’m so glad I did because I now have a new favorite romance book and not just because it includes something I feel like I’m knowledgeable about.

Drift Heat starts out with Shelby midway through a photo shoot. She has been hired as the brand ambassador for Smoke and Mirrors. They’re a drift team that is struggling to obtain sponsors and maintain a good image because of one of their drivers and his actions. As soon as Griffin, one of the drivers, shows up, it’s explosive and I was waiting for the worst to happen, but Shelby held her own and I was so excited that it went the way it did instead of how I assumed it would.

Drift Heat absolutely has one of my new favorite romances and couples in it. I was hooked from the very beginning and never wanted to stop reading. The chemistry and banter between Shelby and Griffin is just amazing and I honestly want another story that follows them.

Adrian R. Hale is a whirlwind of energy and optimism, just as ready to tell you about her books as she is to invite you over for cookies. She is a big dreamer and believes in chasing them down with speed and enthusiasm, much like the characters she writes.
You can find her cycling around Austin, TX, running trails, baking gourmet cupcakes, beautifying people for weddings and photo shoots, and traveling all over the country in pursuit of those interests.

Once upon a time, Adrian went to college thinking she would be a journalist, but dropped out to go to beauty school. She later wrote a novel about a hair and makeup artist. Things have definitely come full circle!

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