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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Throttled by Lauren Asher



One of my blogging resolutions for 2020 was to be unabashedly me in my reviews, even if that means posting a bad review.I wanted to like Throttled by Lauren Asher.  I really, really wanted to like it, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t. 

I thought the story was one we have read before, nothing new or original to pull me in. Noah was the typical playboy, sleeping with lots of women, not caring about anyone but himself. Maya’s just graduated from college and has her whole life ahead of her but falls for her brother’s rival. Yes, there is chemistry between Noah and Maya, but I wasn’t invested enough in their characters for it to matter.

I think a lot of people will enjoy Throttled but sadly, it wasn’t for me.


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My post-college plans include vlogging, drinking around the world, and following my brother as he races in every Grand Prix. I didn’t anticipate Noah Slade, Formula 1’s World Champion and resident bad boy—a damaged prince who acts like a villain. His vulnerability breaks me down and holds me captive, ruining me for any man who dares to come after him. There’s no point asking for my heart back because he’ll shatter it before I have the chance.


Fans call me the American Prince, the only son of a Formula 1 legend. I live for standing on Prix podiums while crowds chant my name, champagne drips down my face, and adrenaline rushes through my veins. Women want to screw me while men want to be me. But no one challenges me more than Maya Alatorre, the sister of my rival and new teammate. We’re a ticking time bomb, about one wrong move away from exploding. But with her, I want to trip the wire, detonating together in passion and pain. Because, in the end, all’s fair in lust and war.  

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How I feel about him is messy. It doesn’t fit nicely into checked boxes or a pros and cons list. I struggle to understand my conflicting emotions, which ends up pissing me off more. Part of me wishes he could commit to trying a real relationship while another part of me thinks he’s not even worth the trouble.  



Self-diagnosed with an overactive imagination, Lauren spends her free time reading and writing. Her dream is to travel to all the places she writes about. She enjoys writing about flawed yet relatable characters you can’t help loving. She likes sharing fast-paced stories with angst, steam, and the emotional spectrum. Her extra-curricular activities include watching YouTube, binging old episodes of Parks and Rec, and searching Yelp for new restaurants before choosing her trusted favorite. She works best after her morning coffee and will never deny a nap.

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