ARC Review: Fly (Velocity #1) by Molly McLain

fly ARC generously provided by the author.

There’s a reason I don’t read books that end in a cliffhanger. They are usually torture, yet I inflicted this torture on myself because, well, the book was written by Molly McLain. And I’m not missing anything by her. But, I should concede it was the sweet yet painful kind of torture.

Colton and Taylor are best friends. The best two people can be and not be in a romantic relationship. But when two people understand each other so well, when they stand by each other through thick and thin, when they see the worst in each other and still stick together, there is indeed magic in that relationship. That magic is present in Colton and Taylor’s relationship too.

Friends to lovers, for me, is the best kind of romance. You already know each other so well, you know the good, the bad and the worst. But as soon as you start a relationship, a whole new aspect of the other person comes into light. And that is even more fun to learn. You know each other too well, yet you don’t and that’s where all the fun is.

Colton and Taylor deny their feelings for each other, but everyone else just sees through them. They don’t jump headlong into a relationship, which I really liked. It all starts with Colton acting like an ass and unfortunately ends like that too. But in between is where the true magic lies. They flirt and try to learn each other in the most intimate of ways.

Colton is no saint. After all he is a star motocross rider. He has sown his wild oats. Even if it’s with a shitty woman like Bria. But now he is looking for something more. When he gets back home to surprise his best friend, he is in for a surprise. He never expected to fall for Taylor, but he does.

Taylor has had it with the small town she lives in and her father. All she wants to do is get out and go back to studying. But when Colton unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep, she is in for a wild ride. I loved Taylor. She knew how to stand her ground, without being rude. She knows what she wants and does everything possible to make her dreams come true. She has a clear head, which is not usually the case with romance heroines.

While I loved Taylor, I had a few complaints with Colton. He was as Taylor says, selfish. He expects everything from Tee, but doesn’t really give back much. He acted possessive, but did not give Taylor the same right. I was quite unhappy with a couple of his decisions. His actions might just ruin him forever. But I hope that’s not the case. But I also loved the fact that he tried to make up for his mistakes, but I’m not really sure if he understands truly what he did wrong.

The ending of the book was unexpected and the way Molly ended it, felt natural and not abrupt, yet I was trying to turn the page for more. May is too far away. I hope Colton redeems himself in the next book.

4 stars