In the harsh Northern Waste where human life is worth little, ice trucker Raina Bowen has learned to keep her eyes open and her knife close at hand. She’s spent her life on the run, one step ahead of the megalomaniac who hunts her. All she wants is to stay out of trouble and haul her load of grain to Gladow Station—but trouble finds her in the form of a sexy stranger called Wizard. He has the trucking pass she needs, and she has to drag him out of a brawl with the very people she’s trying to hide from in order to get it. She may have rescued him, but Raina’s not foolish enough to see Wizard as anything close to helpless. He’s hard and honed and full of secrets—secrets that may destroy them both. As they race across the Waste, trying to outrun rival truckers, ice pirates, and the powerful man bent on their destruction, Raina’s forced to admit that trouble’s found her. And this time, there’s nowhere left to run.
National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards,Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and a nomination for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve also writes books for teens; RUSH is available now from Katherine Tegen Books. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd.
Driven is a post apocalyptic story where our heroine, Raina Bowen drives a rig across the icy Northern Waste, to win the 50 million jackpot in order for a better life for herself and her sister. At the same time, she must stay under the radar from the cruel clutches of one Ducan Blane--the ruler of the New Government order.
Wizard, our hero in the tale is a mercenary, hell bent on revenge against that same man. Onlyhe plans on using Raina as the bait to attract his attention.
When Raina and Wizard come together at a truck stop, trouble escalates as their worlds collide. What follows is an action-packed tale with exploding trucks, hidden agendas, ice pirate baddies, and sci-fi weaponry.
Fans of Mad Max will take to this book like a fish to water. The pacing keeps you turning the page and is very engaging in some aspects, although Raina's inner monologue drove me crazy at times. I felt it became a bit of a distraction sometimes--taking you out of the scene--and could have been limited.
My favorite part of the story was Wizard's inner monologue. Ironic, I know. But without giving too much away--Wizard isn't your typical hero. He comes across as robotic, very logical, and unfeeling. And to see him struggle with his desires toward Raina was highly entertaining.
I loved the uniqueness of this story and would suggest it to those who are looking for something a bit darker and a lot different.
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