Title: Need for Speed(The Elite #2)
Author: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Type: Trilogy. Book 2
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Panther(Grant) & Solo(Mateo)
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.
Need for speed picked up right off from the cliff-hanger in Danger Zone. We see a lot of sexual tension between Solo and Panther in book 1. We see how they fight their attraction and feelings towards one another. Solo will be persistent through the entire book 1 in seducing Panther.
Book 2 starts with the near-death experience for Panther. He survived with less injury and bad bruises. Solo volunteers to take care of panther and moves into his room. Now that they are sharing a room and start to spend more time together, we get to know the couple better and saw their vulnerabilities and fears. I liked their budding relationship. Solo is not always the reckless, cocky, party guy. He has his own demons. Panther has new fears to face and is undergoing a journey of self-discovery. Panther is struggling with what’s most important to him. He has avoided feelings for long time, now he is self-discovering. Can they have a life they didn’t think was at all possible?
I liked the new cocky side of Panther in this. He would tempt Solo. Plot moved in study pace. Totally loved the banter between Gucci, Houdini and Whiplash. They taunt, tease, but are also there for each other.
Overall, it does have a hotness, action and emotions. Grant made a bold decision at the end, lets see what’s in their queue in next instalment.