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REVIEW : Throttled by Lauren Asher


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.

He’s my brother’s teammate. Rival even. He’s a manwhore with more hookups than all the Bachelor seasons combined. He looks like he’ll screw with my head as well as he’ll screw me in bed.


I was completely sucked into the Formula 1 world that Lauren Asher has created with Throttled. The races, the forbidden romance, the amazing locations. It is IMPOSSIBLE not to fall in love with this book.

Noah and Maya’s romance is forbidden. She is the sister of his rival and new teammate. Maya knows all about Noah’s playboy ways, the whole world knows about the Despite everything there is an instant attraction between the two of them. There is so much tension and chemistry. I love that there was more to Maya than just a young woman who is spending the year following around her older brother on the prix circuit. She wants to do something on her own, she wants to be successful and she does exactly that with all of her vlogging. Noah comes across as a jerk, however, there is much more to him. He has a deeper side that no one sees and that is what makes him so amazing. I was seriously cheering him on by the end of the story!

The overall story is entertaining from travelling to all the different locations to the races themselves. There are sweet moments, action packed moments, a few scenes that will make you laugh and plenty of heat.

The secondary characters in this story were also amazing and each of them added so much from Maya’s brother, Santi. Her best friend and the Bandini owner’s daughter, Sophie. Plus two members from a rival racing team, Jax and Liam. I can’t wait to see more when it comes to all these secondary characters and get to know them on a deeper level.

Throttled is a FANTASTIC debut novel and the perfect mix of enemies to lovers/brother’s “friend” to lover. A MUST READ and hands down this will be on of my favorites for 2020.

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