ARC Review…Out of Control by Stephanie Feagan

Out of Control releases June 24


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And they thought the blowout was hot…

Oil rig blowout specialist Blair Drake is finished with men—especially after her disastrous marriage that caused her family to disinherit and cut all ties with her. But when Nick Robichaud, a handsome, roguishly charming oil well fire expert, wildcats into her life, throwing his devil-may-care attitude all over the place, the real sparks begin to fly.

Forced to work together to kill a string of sabotaged oil rig explosions, Nick and Blair discover a plot to cripple the world’s oil supply. Unless they stop the doers, it’ll mean global economic catastrophe. With time running out and their lives on the line, they risk everything to prevent disaster. But nothing can stop the fire between them from burning out of control….


My Review:

Out of Control is the first work of Stephanie Feagan that I have read. I was pulled in the minute I read the synopsis and wasn’t let go until I finished the last page! What an incredible ride!

As an oil rig blowout specialist, a work field made up of 99% men, Blair Drake is used to being the only woman on the job.  She’s used to the ribbing from the guys and has successful tuned it out for years….well, the ribbing along with men in general.  Since her divorce from the jerk she had married and divorced, she’s decided her career is really the only thing she loves and wants to focus on.  But when the latest job puts her in contact with her ex, she has no choice but to deal with him once again.  Luckily for her, a handsome newbie crew member is a welcomed distraction.  The attempts on her life upon witnessing suspicious things after a string of oil well explosions? Well, she soon realizes on this particular job, nothing will be following protocol.

Nick Robichaud, an oil well fire expert, is a man on a mission and a man with a past.  He’s here on this latest job not only to put out a fire but to protect the beautiful and sassy gal running this crew.  There have been a slew of suspicious blowouts and the one person who has put together a few odd coincidences and circumstances is Blair.  Even though she is his supervisor and her life is at risk, he can’t ignore the attraction he feels toward her and will be happy to lay on his Southern charm to get her to admit she feels the same attraction toward him.

Together, Blair and Nick embark on a mission to prove the well fires were set on purpose and to find out who is responsible.  Not an easy task when you’ve got players from Homeland Security, a Saudi King, oil company execs and a slimy ex husband involved.  But what Blair and Nick find along the way is beyond what either one of them were looking for…..love.

Wow….just wow.  I absolutely loved this book! What didn’t this story have? Mystery, suspense, action, emotion…a total package of awesome! Blair is an amazing character with so many facets to her that I adored her.  Sure, she’s tough and strong but she’s still a woman and when she starts to show those feminine sides, it completes her complexity.  She’s no-nonsense and a straight shooter and goes after what she wants but she’s also vulnerable and has her share of weaknesses. I loved when she started telling us about her past and let us see what made her who she is today.  Nick is simply delish! He oozes charm and confidence and is all alpha male but also has his share of weaknesses.  He’s loyal and honorable and has secrets and a past that are heartbreaking when he shares them. Together the relationship they form isn’t one of a typical romance….and I loved it.  They build on an instant and intense attraction but do so slowly and it ends up being so real and believable to the reader.  There are a few scenes toward the end that I absolutely died over….emotional and intense and absolutely beautiful! I was so pleased with how their story ended and loved the inside jokes that Blair had with the reader….fantastic way to build a connection to a character! (When you read this book and get to the “killing the shark” parts, you’ll get it)

Overall I adored is book and recommend to all you romantic suspense fans.  I hope we see more from this series and the secondary characters because they are all amazing! Thank you, Stephanie, for a fantabulous story!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


Four-and-a-Half Loves


About the author:

Stephanie Feagan is a multi-published RITA winning author who also writes YA paranormal romance as Trinity Faegen. A practicing CPA who loves travel, books, and smart guys, Stephanie lives in the oilfields of west Texas with her husband and a mean cat.

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