REVIEW: #Blur (Gearshark #4) by Cambria Hebert

Title: #Blur
Series: 
Gearshark
Author: 
Cambria Hebert
Publication Date: 
January 10, 2017
Format: 
Audio
Source: 
Audible Escape
Genre: 
New Adult Romance
Length: 12 Hours 4 Minutes
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Rating: 5 Stars!

Nothing but a #blur…
There’s a new kid in town, and he’s hell on wheels.
From what we’ve heard, it may be because
he knows exactly what hell’s like.
Lonely.
Scorching.
Unforgiving.
You may know his brother, the NRR hotshot
(and former GearShark cover model)
Lorhaven.
It’s only natural a driver with his background and family connections
has sped his racecar into the newest, hottest division.
But that’s not all.
Arrow may be following in big bro’s tread marks,
but he doesn’t plan to stay there.
He’s swerving onto the road less traveled…
and a lot more controversial.
He’s opening up about his private struggles with sexuality
to tell a story that’s gone unheard until now.
One thing’s for sure; Arrow may have a painful past,
but his foot is heavy on the accelerator.
With speed like this, he’s bound to leave everything behind in
nothing but a #blur.
Check out the full feature article inside…

Review

If you’ve never read a book by Cambria Hebert before, you are really missing out. She is one of my absolute favorite authors, and I absolutely adore her #Hashtag series. The Gearshark series ties into the #Hashtag books so I read the first two several years ago, and then never got away to reading the other three. I’ve now read two of those three, and I’m going to be completely honest, #Blur may just be my absolute favorite so far.

When Arrow was first introduced in the first two books, I instantly fell in love with this Justin Bieber look alike that was struggling with life and where he fit into it. He was longing for a family to love him, even if he didn’t always realize it and recognize the longing. In #Blur, Arrow is contemplating a career move into professional racing, but it’s coming on the heels of a scandal involving bullying among racers, and Arrow’s brother, Lorhaven, is worried that Arrow could be a bullying victim. Arrow however doesn’t want to run away from the problem, and feels that this is the best time for a gay man to enter the professional racing field.

When the big guy on top sends Hopper to talk to Arrow and see if he can get a contract signed, these two lost souls find each other and the chemistry is instant. Hopper has a history of his own, one he’s never shared with anyone around him. He’s been hiding from his past for years, recreating himself, keeping himself out of the spotlight, and essentially punishing himself with a life of loneliness. It isn’t until he meets Arrow that he realizes he doesn’t have to forget the past in order to move forward, and he isn’t disrespecting the memory of those that he lost by loving someone else.

This book isn’t an easy read. There are some really hard hitting topics contained between the pages. Cambria does not shy away from making you think, and hitting you with a lot of feelings. I’m not going to lie. This story was heartbreaking as much as it was healing. I was a rollercoaster of emotions as I listened, but I don’t think I would have it any other way.

This is probably one of my favorite Cambria Hebert books, and is definitely one of my favorite couples. I never thought I could love anyone as much as I loved Drew and Trent, but Arrow and Hopper are really close to taking up a bigger chunk of my heart.

Rating: 5 Stars!

About the Author

Cambria Hebert is a latte sipping author of the Heaven & Hell series, the Death Escorts series, and the Take It Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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