Review: Shift (Ginger Scott)

Shift
Series: Fuel, #1
Author: Ginger Scott

Publication Date: June 25, 2021
Genre: Mature YA, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC provided by WordSmith Publicity and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Synopsis:

Dustin Bridges has always had two things he could count on—his fearless instincts behind the wheel and the support of his two best friends, Tommy and Hannah Judge.
Dustin brought the speed.
Tommy, the brains.
And Hannah . . . she was the glue that held everyone together.
Together, they were unstoppable.
From the dirt tracks of their youth to the late-night drag races under a desert moon as teens, the Judge siblings pushed and watched in awe as their friend edged closer to his dream. Always racing, always running. That was Dustin’s gift and curse. And while his life at home was unbearable, his world with the Judges always seemed perfect.
Growing up with people makes for a special bond. But sometimes life has a way of testing just how strong a relationship is. And falling in love with one of your best friends, not to mention your other best friend’s sister? Well, that can be the toughest test of all.
Heartbreak doesn’t know what it’s up against, though, because when there is a prize to be won, nobody bets against Dustin Bridges.

Excuse me while I take a few deep breaths. Shift was a high-octane read, and I haven’t quite come down from the ride. Ginger Scott upped the intensity with this book. The angst was almost overpowering for me at times. While I didn’t always love the intense feelings going on, I did love the story.

Hannah, Tommy, and Dustin have been friends almost their entire life. The three of them are bound together by racing. Dustin’s the driver, Tommy’s the brains, and Hannah’s the cheerleader. Tommy and Dustin are best friends. Tommy and Hannah are siblings. Hannah and Dustin are best friends… who both hope for more. It’s a tricky situation since Dustin is basically part of the family. His own family being so horrible he does everything he can to escape them. Things are messy and difficult, but somehow sweet between Hannah and Dustin. I loved them together, but this is a series where their story continues for two more books so…

I know that doesn’t really tell you much about this book. I’ll try to give you a little more without giving anything away. There’s a lot of family and friendship dynamics going on. There’s the love of racing and spending time at the tracks together. There’s bad people and stuff at play. Shift was a well crafted story (and romance) that left me wanting more — which I am so happy I know is coming soon! The only thing left to really say is buckle up. It’s going to be an intense ride you won’t want to miss.

 

𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭, the first book in 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 by Ginger Scott is LIVE! Buckle your seatbelt, it’s gonna be a wild ride!

 

 

 

Purchase 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭 here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097TTSBN8

Pre-order Wreck:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097SBSX3J

Pre-order Burn: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097SCCH12

 

 

Add them to your TBR!

𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗙𝗧: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58077726-shift

𝗪𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗞: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58077746-wreck

𝗕𝗨𝗥𝗡: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58077766-burn

 

 

16 thoughts on “Review: Shift (Ginger Scott)”

    1. It wasn’t too intense for most of it. I think I was worried because I could guess what was coming? I don’t think it will be too long of a series. This book set things up and I want to know what’s next.

    1. Might as well wait until after Friday for this one because the third book will be out that day. Then you can binge.

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