Published by Limitless Publishing on February 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. GP2 race car driver Dustin Coates has been made irrelevant... For the past year, Dustin helped his best friend, Raine Wilkins. It was a good diversion from his twisted life. Now she's settling down with his brother, and without the distraction from his own toxic relationship, Dustin is rapidly spiralling out of control. Everyone warned him to leave his girlfriend, Elora, yet they knew nothing about the baby... It's up to Dustin to protect the innocent life hanging in the balance, and to do that he must endure Elora's twisted games of manipulation and violence. However, when she does the unthinkable, Dustin finally snaps. Leaving her, the light-hearted jokester people have come to love is replaced with a grief-stricken man intent on one thing-earning a Formula One contract. Everything changes when Tazia Nixon moves in next door... Dustin clings to the Latin beauty who soothes his aching heart and helps him forget. But beneath her eternal optimism is a distressing past she refuses to share. Dustin must decide if he can risk his fragile heart a second time. She might ease his pain, but she could also break him like no one else. Will Dustin be able to overlook the deceit to find his forever with Tazia, or will he see nothing more than a Twisted Mind?
This book twisted me up. ┬áSo I guess we can say that the title was spot on. ┬áWe first met Dustin as the brother of Teo and best friend to Raine. ┬áWe knew he was facing some demons and torment, but the depth and breadth of his pain is quite staggering. ┬á I knew he was a good guy in the first book, but I completely fell in love with his heart and charm in the second book. ┬áPeople who say nice guys finish last haven’t met Dustin Coates!
Without spoiling anything I’ll simply state this: I HATE Elora. ┬áThere are many more things I could say, but I think you should read the book and find out if you share that same disdain.
As for Tazia, she really is a perfect complement to Dustin and I love her penchant for baking (a girl after my own heart!). ┬áShe has her own secrets and heartache, but I think that’s what makes these two so perfect together. ┬áPain recognizes pain, and once out in the open, can support in the healing process.
I was delighted to read this book. ┬áIt has a steady flow, some moments of levity to counterbalance those of intensity. Dustin is by far my favorite Coates brother!