Collided (Dirty Air Book 2) by Lauren Asher
Narrated by Desiree Ketchum and Aiden Snow
I am a Formula One fan, big time. So I am 100% reading The Dirty Air Series by Lauren Asher for the Formula One storylines. We went to England to see my first race live last week! I’m going to be honest here. I kept reading (listening) (and will read the next in the series) for the Formula One races, locations and descriptions. Sadly Collided had a lot less of that than the first book Throttled, but I will take what I can get.
I really want to love this series, and it seems to be super popular, but I liked Collided even less than Throttled. I liked Liam and Sophie in the first book, but in this one, not so much. Sophie, the team principal’s daughter, wasn’t that bad, she just tried so hard to be ‘different’ with slogan shirts and sneakers under dresses…that’s what she thinks is different? OK then.
“I’m not a basic bitch. I’ve never been wired that way, ever since my dad bought me a Star Wars backpack instead of a princess one because no daughter of his believes in fairy tales.”
But Liam…he is one of the biggest douches! I am like a 12-year-old boy; I turn everything into a sexual innuendo, but Liam was just gross about it. He thought with his dick, which is typical for a man but he was just obnoxious about it.
After she pours her heart out to him, this is his answer:
“I can’t promise anything close to love, but I can promise you endless orgasms, friendship, and mindless sex that’ll leave you buzzing from your head to the tips of your toes.”
Liam’s trauma, and the reason he can’t commit is because his best friend (who was his brother’s wife) died and he never wants to hurt like that. His brother has moved on, but he can’t. So being a dick is how he copes.
There were some cute moments in Collided. I liked how Liam helped with Sophie’s (pretty lame) naughty bucket list, but just when I would be getting into it, another totally cringeworthy line of dialogue would be uttered.
- Formula One!!!!
- Traveling with the races and visiting all the countries.
- Seeing Maya and Noah from a different POV.
- Some cute banter.
- Liam was crude and he thought too much with his dick.
- So much cheesy dialogue.
- I liked the couple less in this book than the first.
Deseree Ketchum is new to me and as long as she is sped up, I really enjoyed her narration. I always enjoy Aiden Snow. I think the narration made the book better.