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Title:  Drive

 Author:  Stephanie Fournet 

Release Date:  October 16th, 2017

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​​​​Growing up as the daughter of a world famous blues legend, Rainey Memphis Reeves learned everything she needed to know about musicians. They are phony, unfaithful, and never home — even when it matters. 

Six years ago, an accident left her shattered, and even now, Rainey can’t trust herself behind the wheel of a car. 

But when she meets Jacques Gilchrist, the sweet, soulful, and heart-stoppingly handsome Uber driver, Rainey discovers she can forget her fear when she’s with him. 

Until she learns he’s a musician. And worse than that, he’s good. Too good. 

Jacques Gilchrist has tried for years to break out of the small-town music scene, but as soon as he meets Rainey, he can’t stop writing songs about her. He’s about to take the world by storm, but if he wants Rainey by his side, Jacques will have to prove he’s nothing like her father. 

He’s determined, even if he has to drive her across the country to do it.

My Review


Drive captured my interest from the very beginning and held it until the end.  Being familiar with this author’s writing, I am always confident that I will be getting a solid, impeccably written story that is sure to tug at my heartstrings and immerse me in the characters’ lives.  Once again, she did not disappoint.

Drive is a slow burning romance.  The author has taken her time developing the characters and the romantic potential between them.  I am a big fan of love stories that build slowly.  I enjoy books that keep my anticipation high, allowing me to witness the characters falling in love at a believable pace.  There was no rushing the story along, it unfolded naturally and effortlessly.

Being the granddaughter of a drummer, I have a special spot in my heart for musicians.  Give me a romance novel with a musician, and I’m all in.  But this was not your average romance between a rock star and his swooning fan.  A musician was the last person who Rainey Memphis Reeves wanted to fall in love with (with good reason).  After an accident left her the shell of the woman she once was, she wasn’t really looking for a relationship at all. 

Enter the uber-talented Uber driver, Jacques Gilchrist.  Sweet and patient doesn’t even begin to describe this character.  He was an unexpected and pleasant diversion in Rainey’s sheltered existence.  But Rainey believed that her life wasn’t big enough to include someone who was going places in life.  Despite her attempts to keep him at bay, Jacques was nothing but persistent and kind, making her doubt that all musicians were just like her dear old dad.

Drive was more than just about the romance between Rainey and Jacques.  This was Rainey’s journey.  This was Rainey’s time to grow, evolve, and rediscover herself.  I wanted it for her.  Throughout the entire book, I wanted to give her that little nudge in the right direction, and I wanted her to let herself truly live again.

Jacques Gilchrist may have been a wonderful and swoon-worthy character, but I must admit that my favorite characters were…a bit older and wiser.  Pal and Floyd stole my heart with their Cajun charm, songs, and Floyd’s three words.  I couldn’t get enough of those two!  They added another quirky, entertaining, and completely charming level to this novel.

Whenever I find out that Stephanie Fournet has a new book coming out, I am always ready to be whisked away to Lafayette, Louisiana for another heart-warming story.

*4 Stars


About the Author

  Amazon bestselling romance author Stephanie Fournet has six novels and one novella to her name. She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her books are set. She shares her home with her husband John and their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and sometimes their daughter Hannah even comes home from college to visit them. When she isn’t writing romance novels, Stephanie is usually helping students get into college or running. She loves hearing from fans, so look for her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and stephaniefournet.com.


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