Four years after making the decision to leave his home town behind, all of Declan Reede’s dreams have come true. Unapologetically foul-mouthed and well known for his off-track antics, his success seems unstoppable. At least until Queensland Raceway and a chance sighting of the girl who once held his heart. Now, getting around the track seems an impossible battle as he struggles to return to his previous form. With his career racing downhill faster than his V8 on Mount Panorama, there’s more than just his reputation on the line.
What will it take to put the brakes on his decline?
**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under age of 18**
Release Date: 24th September 2015
Cover Artist: Soxsationalcoverart
Principal photography by: NSP Studios
Cover models: Ashleigh Johnson and Jarah Armstrong.
of my second stint, the bitumen was bone dry and the teams that had gambled on
the rain staying were scrambling to the pits to change back onto slicks. I used
the time to push even further ahead. Eden’s voice squawked over the radio,
telling me that I had just achieved the fastest lap time of the day. If I
didn’t have to keep both hands on the wheel, I would have given a fist pump in
celebration. Things were finally going my way.
across the top of the mountain again, across Skyline. The glare from the sun
reflected in the top corner of my windscreen and I was blinded. Not by the
light, but by the vision which the sun called to mind.
laughs; the sun glinting off her watch as we kept an eye on the time.
laughing over some ridiculous shit we’d done during the day. We’d been so
happy. So innocent. So fucking naive and stupid.
school to hide out in our park. With a gasp, I swallowed oxygen down into
protesting lungs. My hands shook and tremors raced through my fingers and into
she’d been. She didn’t have supermodel looks, she had something better. An
honest to goodness girl-next-door quality that shone through from within and
made her ten times sexier than any over glossed supermodel could ever be. The
truth was, as bad as the visions of Alyssa’s red-rimmed eyes were, the happy
ones were worse. They became tangible reminders of how much she’d once meant to
me, and I almost didn’t want to
and pushed the thought away. My grip tightened on the steering wheel, but it
was already too late.
world—my past—for too long and hadn’t prepared to take the turn before falling into
the Esses. I had no time to do anything but adjust the angle of my car as it
smashed into the concrete barrier with a teeth-rattling bang. I prepared myself
in the only way I could for a second crash as the car ricocheted off the wall,
spun across the track, and then smashed into the side of a passing car. The
sound of crunching metal and squealing rubber filled the space around me, but I
could do nothing but hold on and hope for the best. My car lurched sickeningly
toward the wall again, shunting hard into the concrete and rocking me into the
hard surface of the door.
the wall in a stationary car.
just what had happened, aside from the fact that I’d crashed—that part I got
loud and fucking clear. Closing my eyes, I mentally ran through my body to
ensure I wasn’t too badly injured. I wiggled my fingers and my toes and was
relieved when everything did what it was supposed to. Except for my heart racing
at a million miles a minute, and the fact that I couldn’t breathe down nearly
enough air to stay in control, I was okay.
the sound of protesting tyres.
I was considering calling in sick to work so I could finish reading this amazing book. Decline continues the story on from Decide, taking place four years later, when Declan is at the height of his career until he’s not anymore. This book is a story of trials, triumphs and self-discovery.
When Declan finds himself treading on a fine line while working for Sinclair Racing, he is forced to discover the root of his problems. Upon doing that, he stumbles upon the problem itself – Alyssa. His sweetheart from high school and former best friend.
Things soon escalate and a world he thought he had left behind rears its head and turns him inside out. He must make decisions, for himself and for his future.
Michelle has once again shown the world what she was made to do – write. With quirky descriptions such as “siren call of her pink pout”, I found it impossible not to giggle at the one liners and the mentality of her main character – Declan. It’s next to impossible not to fall in love with him, and his comical male qualities. He’s just so realistic, I think we all know someone like Declan and that makes this an unstoppable read.
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Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.
Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.