An all consuming, raw and beautiful contemporary romance that is every bit unexpected…
I absolutely love Tina Gephart and her holy awesomeness. She just has a way of making me smile and make everything better with her hot as fuck guys and kick arse, crazy as hell heroines. This is the second book of hers I’ve read within the month and seriously, she just gets better and better. So, Train Wreck— well, when I read the blurb I thought that this book might have a too cool for school feel to it… it doesn’t.I was completely off the mark. I thought that it may have become a little too artsy fartsy for me… it doesn’t. I was wrong… again! I thought it was going to be the usual; rich girl meets sexy as hell “normal” guy only to discover that the world, gods, muses, imps and nymphs are all against them… nope. Guess what? Wrong…yet again!
Here’s the thing I read a few early reviews and went in thinking it was all predictable. Yeah, no… it’s really not. So, yes the story has elements that are clichéd, but actually it is delivered in a fresh and zingy way that leaves you pleasantly surprised at the path the story takes. From the way that the protagonists’ paths cross to the way in which the big AHA! hits— it’s in an unexpected way. Nothing pans out like you think it will. In my opinion, Tina Gephart has beat the ball right out of the park. Train Wreck is out of the box planning and writing at it’s best. If I had one complaint about the development of this story is that it could have been stretched out bit more towards the end. Only because I would’ve loved more from Josh and Eve… I would’ve loved to see a little more into the future. Basically, I can’t complain about much… in fact anything. I loved this damn book!
The characters for me, personally, are what made this book brilliant. Josh is one sexy mofo, obviously, but he comes across as wise beyond his years. He is so calm, cool and collected, yet he’s overpowering (in a good way) and he has this ability of making you feel completely surrounded. Like there’s only him. Does that even make sense? I just absolutely loved and lusted over him. Like gimme more. Likewise, I just could not get enough Eve. There was one point in the story where I thought that I was going to hate her, but I think in the end it just made me love her more. She’s feisty and can handle herself and others. It’s not often where the heroine tells the dude to take the backseat and let her deliver THE TRUTH… hard, cold and unforgiving. That alone made me wet for these two. Especially because Josh didn’t have a problem with it. That they were on equal footing made me so so so very happy!
Train Wreck is nothing short of fabulous. It’s sweet, scorching hot and utterly beautiful. The cast is well balanced and allows you as reader to feel like you are a part of it. It could’ve gone down the route where all the characters were too cool for school and too artsy for a reader to be able to feel like they are approachable. But, on the contrary, every secondary character was there to offer a different insight into each of them. Although there’s crazy hot chemistry between them, and when it erupts it’s like lava burning everything up in it’s wake, this story isn’t about the sex. It’s raw and powerful and yet it’s beautiful and awing. To be honest, that describes not just their physical interactions, but their love for their art and ultimately it sums up their story. This is a billionaire romance spun on its head— and I LOVED IT!
I’m so sad that this book came to an end. I could’ve kept reading Josh and Eve’s story on tap. It was stunning and it had me from the go. Tina Gephart had me stuck to this book from the opening line all the way through to THE END, and even then I was still swiping my screen trying to magic up some more!
About the Book
“No passion, no emotion, no originality—a train wreck of epic portions.”
Those were the words to describe Eve Thorton’s exhibition. Not even a fine arts degree from Yale or her daddy’s bank account could save her from the scathing reviews. And failure was a word Eve would never be comfortable with. Not even close.
Plotting the demise of every critic who’d written her off was her first instinct. But that would come later. Instead, she would show them that she wasn’t a bored socialite with more money than talent.
She would prove everyone wrong, and she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. But when her journey for redemption crashed headfirst into Josh Logan, the sexy, talented tattooist from Queens, getting her hands dirty took on a whole new meaning.
Josh was everything Eve wasn’t, translating on skin what she couldn’t onto her canvas. All she had to do was convince him to share his jaw-dropping brilliance, and help her—seeing him naked—a bonus. Then she could go back to her regular life, vindicated.
It should have been easy. Pity her plans had a habit of derailing.
Kitty had said Josh Logan was gorgeous.
Her description was tall, athletic and covered in exquisite wearable art.
With jet-black hair that was cropped short except for the top which he wore longer and combed back. Sort of like Elvis, but a thousand times hotter, and without the retro clothes.
So, I had been mentally prepared for a decent looking guy. But I had just shipped off all of Oliver’s stuff and scruffy guys with tattoos weren’t really my thing. Besides, I was here for a purpose, and that was not to get a date. I was a professional and this was New York, and gorgeous men were everywhere. It’s not like I was a bag of hormones incapable of using her head.
Yet all it took was a single freaking smile.
How it was even possible was beyond me, but Kitty severely understated.
Josh Logan was well over six-foot and built like a South American soccer player. You know the kind—hot, toned, and looked fabulous in their underwear on the side of a building. Sadly, Josh was wearing clothes—a fantastic pair of jeans and a black fitted T-shirt that hugged his arms and chest so lovingly it needed a standing ovation.
And those eyes? Wowzas. Perfect cerulean blue.
Tattoo Jesus was freaking HOT.
And another thing, his tattoos were insane. Each perfectly toned arm was covered in intricate designs that went all the way up into his sleeves where they were tragically hidden by his T-shirt. Then the color reappeared, snaking up his neckline. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to lick his skin or hang it on a wall. Oh, that sounded bad. Yeah. Hanging it on the wall sounded creepy. Licking. Licking was better.
I had been a locked vault. Kept it together and pretended he wasn’t the hottest man I’d seen. I’d even managed to carry on a conversation, completely hiding the fact my panties had disintegrated the minute he’d walked into the room. That, my friends, was where the real talent was.
About the Author
T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.
T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.