A tad bit late with getting this review up…but this was joint first place with History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera for being my favourite read of 2017! I’m sure most of you have already read it, but if not, check out Drive by Kate Stewart!
Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.
The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.
At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.
You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.
And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.
In 2017 everyone went crazy for Drive by Kate Stewart. I had it sat on my Kindle, and after a while I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I devoured that book. I literally could not put it down. It was gritty and addictive, and I couldn’t get enough of Stella’s story. I was desperate to find out WHO (you will understand what I mean once you start to read the book).
I fell in love a few times during this crazy, emotional ride, too. The characters were all so well fleshed out, they felt real. I lived alongside them throughout all their ups and downs, all their tears and triumphs. I felt it all. And that’s my favourite thing with books, ones that make me feel, and Drive had ALL the feels!
I was gripped and on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book, and I have to say, I was extremely happy with the outcome. Drive ended up dualing it out with one other book to be my favourite book of 2017, and no other book even came close. An absolute must read!
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.