Dangerous Rush (Furious Rush #2) by S.C. Stephens
Feeling the rush comes with a price...
Mackenzie Cox has lost everything—except Hayden Hayes. With Kenzie's racing career over, and her family no longer speaking to her, Hayden has been her rock, as she tries to pick up the pieces of what was once her life.
But when Hayden's racing team hires his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Felicia, to be their new hotshot rider, Kenzie and Hayden's seemingly solid relationship begins to crack. Kenzie can only watch from the sidelines, as Felicia lives the life she was forced to leave behind, and as tension begins to build between Hayden and Kenzie, she wonders if Hayden isn’t the man she once knew.
Dangerous Rush picks up right where Furious Rush leaves off. Kenzie is struggling. He father has blacklisted her from the sport she loves, she has run out of options. She struggles to find her place and her happiness and it doesn't help that Hayden's ex, Felicia is on his team. She reluctantly takes a job from a man she loathes, but hey, it keeps her close to the two things she loves, Hayden and racing.
Hayden is caught in his past and his present. Felicia was a big part of his life until she wasn't. She isn't making things easy for him either. He struggles with getting the closer he needs with Felicia and the feelings she brings out in him when she is near. He knows that Kenzie is his future but he struggles to move forward because of his past.
My heart broke for Kenzie. Her father is just a flat out dick. Her sisters are siding with their father and her boss is a nightmare. Hayden just made things worse with his poor choices. He meant well but the road he took was all sorts of bumpy, angsty and dangerous, which we all know S.C Stephens is great at creating.
The ending wasn't what I expected, it was different from your typical HEA and I liked it. It was more realistic because in real life, things are never really perfect and I like that this ending kept it real.
I am hoping that there is a third book coming in this series. I am dying to see where Nikki and Myles end up as well as Hayden and Kenzie's future both personally and professionally.