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Broken Drift by Adrian R. Hale | Book Review

TITLE: Broken Drift
AUTHOR: Adrian R. Hale
PUBLICATION DATE: January 20, 2019
PAGES: 412


Holding on to regret is poison and I take mine straight up. Fast cars and even faster women—they’re my drug of choice. Until I barely survive a crash that destroys my career. Now I’m staring my past in the face and she’s even more beautiful than when I walked away.

I’m wildly clutching at what’s left of my shattered life after a failed marriage when he shows up at my rehab facility. I didn’t think my life could get any worse. Now the one man who has the power to destroy me completely is asking me to heal his broken body.

Sometimes, things need to stay broken.

This book follows Drift Heat in the Drift Series but can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers and a sweet HEA are waiting for you.


Broken Drift is set not long after the end of Drift Heat and has an explosive beginning. While I didn’t love it as much as Drift Heat, I still really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance books or books featuring any type of racing.

Broken Drift follows Wyatt recovering after an accident during a drift event and Isla trying to reclaim her life after catching her husband cheating on her. Wyatt and Isla had actually met several years before the start of this book and it follows them through a second chance relationship and all the ups and downs that they go through.

While this is the second in the Drift series by Adrian R. Hale, I do think it could work as a standalone. Characters and relationships from Drift Heat are mentioned and show up later in Broken Drift. I’m glad I read Drift Heat beforehand just because I like to read in order and know things ahead of time.

I didn’t connect to Broken Drift as well as I did Drift Heat and I think that was mainly because of Isla. I wasn’t a fan of how distant she felt.

I definitely feel like Adrian R. Hale did a great job at writing a super emotional story. I felt for these characters throughout the entire story. The curve balls that were thrown at me during the story definitely kept me interested and having to know what would happen next.

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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