Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clutch by Tess Oliver Blog Tour

 Tess Oliver
Released: 5th November 2013
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars

When Taylor Flinn’s parents shipped her off to an aunt for her last year of high school, James “Clutch” Mason had convinced himself it was for the best. Taylor, the wild, impulsive and far-too-appealing seventeen-year-old had been driving him nuts. Her school girl crush on him had been the last thing he needed. Now he had time to concentrate on his booming classic car part business, his new found love-- drag racing, and keeping his twenty-year-old brother Barrett out of trouble.

But when Taylor returns from her aunt’s more grown up, utterly seductive, and attached to another guy, Clutch realizes that the only thing he ever needed or wanted was Taylor Flinn.

She came around the corner, unexpectedly and like a hurricane of stars. My mind went completely blank. I hung up and stuck the phone in my pocket.
        Taylor’s long lashes curtained her smooth cheeks as she dropped her gaze.

The adrenaline rush left behind from getting my hands on a sixty-five Shelby morphed into an explosion of every emotion I’d ever felt. I lunged forward and grabbed her hand. She gasped as I dragged her around the back of the building. I pressed her up against the bricks and stared down at her.

 Clutch is the second book in the Custom Culture series, but can be read as a standalone. I have not read Freefall, the first book in the series (However I have it downloaded and will be reading it very soon), and I had no problems understanding who people were and what was going on in this book. In fact after meeting Nix and Scottlyn in Clutch, it makes me want to read their story even more. 

Clutch is James 'Clutch' and Taylor's story. Taylor is an eighteen year old senior in high school, and she has had an obsession with Clutch for the last two years. That obsessions and her tries to get Clutch's attention have caused her ALOT of trouble ( totaled cars and being sent to live in her aunt's in Florida). Clutch is HOT and HUGE (he was mistaken for a lumberjack and has the nickname of Viking). James has kept his feeling for Taylor a secret because she was under eighteen.

There was no one else. Just Taylor.

When Taylor comes back from Florida and is finally eighteen, James takes notice and does not let anything stand in his way this time. 

"She was still wild and impulsive and she didn't give a damn about what anyone else thought...and that was why I fucking nuts about her."

There are complications that still threaten to keep them apart. There is definitely a communication issue between Clutch and Taylor!! If they would have just told each other how they felt, so much pain and heartache could have been avoided. Taylor's family also plays a huge part in keeping them apart, they do not feel that Clutch is good enough for her. However when they do get together sparks fly. They really are meant to be and fit so well with one another.

"So much has happened in the space of one evening, and my head was spinning from all of it. But nothing was more significant than this moment, holding Taylor, the women I loved, in my arms."

"I've imagined this moment a billion times too, and I don't give a shit where it happens. I just want it to happen."

This book had romance, hot guys, fast cars, and great secondary characters. We not only get to learn a lot about Clutch and Taylor, but we also get more of the other couples in the book. I can't wait to see what happens with Clutch/Taylor, Nix/Scottlyn, and Dray/Cassie in future books. I LOVED Barrett, Clutch's brother, and I really hope he gets his own book. This was a great read, and I will continue to read the series when the next books come out.
I would definitely recommend this book.

Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Freefall (Custom Culture, #1). She is also a full time teacher and lives in California with her husband, two kids, and a pack of pampered pets. She loves horses, chocolate, and Jane Austen books. She has a BS in Nutrition Science and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction.


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  1. Thanks for kicking a** and making keeping track of everything book wise sui easy, I appreciate all you do!! :-)

  2. Thank you so much for being a part of the blog tour and for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed Clutch :)