(Mixed feelings about this book, but the ending tipped the scale in its favour.)
I had to stop somewhere at 80% in for a min, because between her practically disliking all things "girly" - because, I mean, who would be a female racer and actually proud to be a girl? 'Taming' your hair? Makeup? God forbid she never liked dolls as a kid, because she's the superior female, the best version of a female there is - "not like a stereotypical girl" but the perfect "Tom Boy." That's the ideal girl. Barf.
Not to mention, "He didn’t make things convoluted or even analyze them like women tended to do." Yea, women are the worst at talking to.
"You know what sucked about being a woman? Being physically weaker than a man." And many more where that came from guys. Whoop! Whoop!
It was so darn relatable! Women have to prove so much in this world so yeah, we sometimes can go overboard. And Joey got it in the ending. Yes, there were parts I didn't like, but it made sense given the character we were dealing with. At times it came across rougher than it should, but that's just Joey and the author was very authentic towards her.
Jace on the other hand had me all mixed up, his character was interesting. It somehow felt weird in the first interview how he wanted her but then, didn't? He always seemed like a straight shooter so that scene didn't seem fitting to his character to me. Sure, I know he hated the pros, and he knew Joey was pro, so for him to go back and forth didn't work for me. Was he just fighting his attraction? Why would he? He's Jace, doesn't care what anyone hunks of him except his brother, so why did it matter? Ugh, see?
Anyhow, it was very well written and I was interested... majority of the time, in the story (when I wasn't rolling my eyes)
Solid 4 stars!
Ps. Can't wait to read about Arrow.