Today I'm thrilled to be part of the Amy Gregory blog tour hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours. For my stop, I will be reviewing Gregory's novel Racing to Love and sharing an excerpt from the novel. To read the excerpt, click here.
Before I get into my excerpt, here's some information about the author.
Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions. When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.
When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy Gregory giggles. “In bits and pieces,” she says.
Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created. Her debut novel, Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure, is set for release June 7, 2012.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory
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And now here's the synopsis:
From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded by men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits.
Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.
If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her—a girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong. Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour. I did not receive any compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a good review. The tour host may have been compensated for her time, but I was not.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I started this novel thoroughly intrigued by the premise of the novel and knew I had to read this one. I wasn't disappointed.
Gregory's novel was brilliantly crafted and thoroughly enjoyable. I was hooked from the very first page until the very end. I loved the writing style and the characters. The prose was beautiful to say the least.
Gregory has a book on her hands that left me captivated. The only thing I noticed about this book was how fast the romance developed. I know several readers who get insanely bugged by fast-developing romances.
However, I am usually not bugged by fast-developing romances. So while it might have seemed slightly unrealistic for them to move so fast, the novel made up for that.
She even addressed the fast-paced romance and developed circumstances to make it work. So honestly, I don't think that the fast-paced romance is a flaw. Instead, I think it was an intriguing choice on the author's part.
A novel that was beautiful, compelling, and oh so addicting.
In Summary: Gregory's romance novel Racing to Love is everything it should be: tantalizing, compelling, and oh so intriguing. This novel is definitely one that I loved reading about. From the moment I met Carter and Molly, I knew this was bound to be a great read. Gregory did not disappoint.
Warnings: Definitely for adults. This romance contains multiple sexual references and scenes. While Gregory's descriptions aren't detailed or graphic, they are definitely more in line with an adult audience. It leaves less to the imagination than young adult novels do.
Strong language in several instances. Not overbearing, but language is there.
The Wrap-up: Definitely an intriguing read. I did not expect to like this one as much as I did. But Gregory is a masterful storyteller and drew me in from the get-go. Romance fans will love this one.