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Review: Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde

Written by Jennifer Porter
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GoingNowhereFastGoing Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde (new adult, InterMix, April 2017)




One promise.

Two hearts.

Three rules.

Four weeks to break them all.


When Aspen Phillips’ best friend invites her on a month-long road trip, she has serious mixed feelings. Sharing their tight quarters will be Bramwell Gage, overprotective brother and all-around jerk. Bram may be ridiculously sexy, but he’s made no effort to hide how he feels about Aspen—that she’s trash who’s no good for his sister. But Aspen is determined to get along with the uptight millionaire—and to keep her promise, concealing a secret about his sister that Bram can never know.


But after a scorching kiss reveals that Bram’s feelings toward her run much hotter than she believed, Aspen's emotions swerve into a complete 180. Suddenly the girl who has nothing has everything—but only as long as the truth about his sister remains hidden. Because when all the secrets and promises unravel, she risks losing it all...


Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde is a perfect read for those who love frenemies-to-lovers romances. Aspen Phillips agreed to go on a month-long camping trip with her best friend to celebrate their college graduation - and with her her best friend’s older brother, Bramwell Gage. But at the last minute, her friend, Bethany, bailed on the trip, leaving Aspen to tell Bram, but also forbidding Aspen from revealing the true reason that Beth was not going (she was going into rehab). Bram, who is more like Bethany’s father than older brother, is lost and hurt by the news and wants to know where his sister is. He concocts a scheme to kind of force Aspen to go on the trip as planned, hoping Bethany will show up to save Aspen from him.


Bram is surly, unfriendly and sometimes hostile to Aspen. The two have been at odds since the first time they met when Aspen brought a drunk Beth home from a rave. Since that time, Bram has believed that Aspen is a bad influence on his shy and sheltered sister. It doesn’t help that Aspen is poor (she was attending college on a scholarship), and that Bram and Beth are wealthy. But of course, Bram’s feelings for Aspen are more complicated than she thinks. One day on their trip after a swimming lesson, she finds out that Bram’s stony demeanor is his way of hiding the fact that he is very attracted to her.


During their time together, it becomes clear that the attraction is not one-sided. Eventually, their desire for each other overcomes their common sense - and boy when Bram lets go, he really lets go. He is a dirty talking sex machine who enjoys talking to Aspen’s pussy. At one point, Bram says “I missed you so much, little pussy. My sweet little bald pussy.” And another, “I’m going under to say good morning to my little pussy friend.” The last one is “Hello, sweet pussy. Little fuzzy pussy. Christ, that’s hot.” Just a side note to say that Aspen had gone to a spa and returned with a denuded pussy that she doesn’t keep up with . . . Whether you are a fan of the dirty talk or not, this romance is extremely hot. There is a great deal of hate fucking early on as these two work out their frustrations on each other.


Although these two have a great deal of sexual compatibility, little else is easy in their relationship. They have issues because of the gap in their economic statuses, because of their conflicting approaches to life (Bram likes the straight and narrow path and Aspen likes the impulsive one), and because of the secret about Beth that Aspen is keeping. Everything falls apart spectacularly when Beth surprises them and her brother and best friend frolicking naked. Neither Beth nor Bram is happy with Aspen when all of the secrets are revealed - and Aspen is devastated.


I have to say that Bram is a wounded hero with many issues. He can be mean when he gets angry and he takes his anger out on Aspen several times (verbally, not physically). I believe that I said on Twitter than Bram is a total ass, but not a douche. He has so much unresolved guilt over his difficult adolescence and role in his parents’ death. He hasn’t allowed himself any leeway or forgiveness since taking over his parents’ business and stepping up to raise Beth. It is difficult to read some of the scenes where he lets his anger get the best of him, but the way he finally owns up to his problems and tries to deal with them is great. This leads to a wonderful grovel and a spectacular HEA.


Going Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde is a romance that hit almost every romance high note for me: intense and steamy sexual tension, hot-as-sin dirty talk, a filthy hero, a strong and capable heroine, a superb grovel and a sigh-inducing HEA. I was in romance-reading heaven during this book. This one is a must read!


Kati Wilde: http://katiwilde.com/


Book Disclosure: An ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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