Series: Fast Track #1
Published by Berkley on November 4th 2008
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports, Racing
Source: Self Purchased
Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man--just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.
Tamara Briggs, is a single mother in her early thirties, and a widow. She lost her husband to the race track. When she attends a social gathering she literally bumps into drop dead gorgeous Elec Monroe. After breaking up with her boyfriend, who tosses her out of their hotel—she is taken in by Elec and they share a passionate night and Tamara has felt chemistry with someone she has never felt before. They begin a relationship slowly and very secretly. Tamara’s father in law and Elec’s father are racing enemies and hate each other. She doesn’t want to hurt her late husband’s family. Tamara also has to worry about develop a relationship with a racer but also she has two children to worry about. Tamara and Elec soon realize how strong they feel for each and will stand together no matter what…
Elec Monroe is a racer, but he is so much more than a man who loves to rev up his engine. He may be just starting out for his career, but he is making great successes as a rookie. Elec is not your typical racer. He is kind, caring, compassionate and more quiet. He is a hard worker and loves a challenge. He is very patient with Tamara and her needs in the relationship. What I really liked about this hero was his nature and his fun yet quiet nature. I love a quiet hero, because they are always full of surprise and Elec was no different. From the beginning to the end, he constantly amazed me.Such a solid hero you want to win in the end.
She looked pretty and fresh and smart and sexy, and Elec wanted to own the right to sit down next to her. He wanted the ability to put his arm around her, to kiss her, to make her laugh, to make her come, to hold her all night and to get to know every single thing about her.
Tamara fell in love at a very young age, had two children and then the worst thing happened…her husband was killed while racing. She became a widow and a single mother in one moment and her life changed forever. Time has passed, her children are growing but her life is still mixed in with life of racing. Tamara is unsatisfied with her life. Her current boyfriend is kind and steady but dull and boring and the sex is nothing worth even thinking about. But when she finds herself in a relationship with a man that makes her feel in ways she has never imagined her life gets turned upside down. What I liked about Tamara, is that even though she does make mistakes, she leads with her heart. She is kind, caring, and supportive. We see the different facets to her personality. She is a loving mother, but she is also a woman who has needs and desires. She does suffer from self confidence, she doesn’t see herself as beautiful in any way. I did like seeing her become more confident in herself and see more inner strength come into focus. Definitely, a heroine you can admire and respect.
Plot and Story Line
Flat Out Sexy is the first of a exciting series that I got instantly hooked into!! Lately, I have been wanting to pick up more racing romances—they can be so fun and sexy and Erin McCarthy doesn’t disappoint where this book is concerned. This book brings you into a exciting world with fantastic characters I came to love and their antics were so entertaining. I love the way some of these characters interacted with the main couple of the story and leaves the reader even more intrigued. The actual story beings with a night of casual sex but turns into more. Its a gradual romance, that slowly builds. This is where you really see the authors true talent in building a solid love story. We have a heroine that is reluctant to have a relationship with another race and comes from a family that would only cause complications. But we see how well Elec handles her fears and how dedicated he becomes to the relationship and to her children. There are some tests they both have to face but in the end, these hurdles only strengthen their bond and I really loved seeing how this happens.
If you love this man, go for it girl. Grab hold of every minute of happiness and enjoy it. Tell yourself you may only have today or you may have fifty years together, but love him for that time. Love him for the way we race—for the joy, for the thrill, for the adrenaline, and for the triumph.
This story was entertaining, engaging and heartwarming.
Sexy as sin!!! I love the shirt opened look….what lovely abs and I love his relaxed yet confident pose here!! And the muted colors are a nice touch.
Flat Out Sexy is a wild as sin romance that will make you swoon with each chapter!! This romance is a story that will enchant and delight its readers and keep you on a thrill ride of passion, excitement and the thrills of love.