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Happy Hour (Racing on the Edge #1)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  2,797 ratings  ·  294 reviews
Between revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds, two friends form a vital bond in the shadows of the blaring spotlight. Sway Reins, a track owner’s only daughter, and Jameson Riley, a gritty NASCAR rookie driver, have been best friends since they were kids. Over the years, Sway becomes his safety shield during his rapid rise to the elite levels of auto racing. A ni ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 422 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Shey Stahl Productions
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
5 FAST & AMAZING STARS

"When you love someone, you love them for who they are, not for who they could become or who you think they should be. You love them and their faults."

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A fast-paced, unique, outrageous, hilarious and romantic story. An awesome glimpse inside the intriguing lifestyle of racing, Nascar, drivers and their crews, as the they travel all over America, breaking speed limits, living on the edge and falling in love...

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Mary Elizabeth
Keep reposting your stories. Once a thief always a thief.
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This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: Between revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds, two friends form a vital bond in the shadows of the blaring spotlight. Sway Reins, a track owner’s only daughter, and Jameson Riley, a gritty NASCAR rookie driver, have been best friends since they were kids. Over the years, Sway becomes his safety shield during his rapid rise to the elite levels of auto racing. A night of celebrating a victory leaves Sway believing that she can conv
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Lucia
Sep 25, 2013 Lucia added it
Recommended to Lucia by: Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
EDIT 24/9/2013
Due to recent development of the events considering this author, plagiarism and the fact that book has been pulled from Amazon, I decided to erase my rating!
Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ
5 STARS

Ok I have promised a review for 5days now. But I had to read the 2nd book ;) It ended with a cliffhanger luckily the 2nd book was out…. So I jumped in right away.

I loved loved loved this book. It was freaking amazing.

Sex-o-meter – (Haha, love my new word) – 5 FREAKING STARS. Good grief the s*x in this book was off the charts. Haha. This too went on like freaking animals. Breaking stuff / destroying rooms / kitchens etc etc.

Story - Powerful, I loved it.

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Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho♥
Second time read!!! Love this series so much... Sway and Jameson are just so awesome and one of my all time favorite book couples..such great characters!!


Wow!!! This was AMAZING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVED this!!! So glad I can roll right in to book 2 now! Yay!!!!!!
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Spanglemaker9
Still waiting for her apology for plagiarizing my story. Hell, she hasn't even acknowledged that she did it even in the face of undeniable evidence. Until that happens, I still consider her a thief.
Josie
ETA: Just seen that not only was this pulled to publish (which I like to know in advance), the author has been caught plagiarising from Twilight fanfiction
[Note that I'd already given the book one star anyway]

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DNF at around 73%

Really poor spelling and grammar.

I often felt like I was reading a car manual, especially at the start of each chapter. All the car sex talk was incredibly annoying - yeah, do it for one or two scenes but not for the w
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Sue
I was very intrigued by the synopsis but I could not even finish it. Not only did I not like this book I feel deeply offended that I was charged money to read it.
" Happy Hour" is some of the worst writing I have ever encountered. The grammar and punctuation suck, some sentences don’t even make sense and even after reading them several times I still couldn't make any sense of them. Here is an example:
“I loved Emma like a sister but sometimes I wanted to kill her. Actually, most of the time I wan
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Heliga
This is not edited, beta-read or even spell checked. It is littered with typos and the grammar is horrible. When she describes the hero’s voice as sounding like “Christian Bail in those Batman movies”, it is just par for the course. And almost every time that the writer uses italic for emphasis, it's on a word that makes no sense at all.

Jameson is mostly reminiscent of Chris Brown. He has spent his whole life coddled by family, friends and fans, but is nonetheless aggressive, without impulse-co
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Joy (joyous reads)
Imagine a disgruntled looking emoticon.

That is all.
Jen
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book. I’m not a NASCAR fan in any way, shape or form. The World of Outlaws is here several times a year and I’ve never once gone. I guess what I’m trying to say is racing’s not my thing.

Regardless of that I still ended up appreciating this book, mostly because of the humor and love between Sway and Jameson. The friends to lovers trope is my favorite and it worked its magic where Sway and Jameson are concerned. When the two do get together, they’r
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M.
This series was a recommendation from a friend of mine and when I saw that it revolved around the world of car racing I was all over it. I read Chasing Daisy that had a similar concept and I enjoyed it so much that I figured this one would be in the same ball park. Boy, was I wrong?
First of all, I disliked the heroine at first sight. Yes, she was indeed pathetic and I had no patience for it. Plus, the other characters that I managed to read about in my brief reading of Happy Hour also did not im
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Kim Person
This is one of those books that I accidentally found. It had been out for awhile and suddenly I heard great things about it and thought okay why not. BOY AM I SO GLAD I TOOK THE CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!I didn't know anything about racing when I started to read it and to be honest never ever watched a NASCAR event! Hubby had to tell me we had the SPEED channel LOL!

Well I have to say I'm so darn happy I read this one. I loved it, adored it, couldn't get enough and learned some racing terms! Happy Hour is
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M Marie
I really enjoyed this one. Jameson is a 22 yr old race car driver and Sway is his childhood best friend. She has grown up on the racetrack and been in love with him for years. They decide to turn up the heat with some "friends with benefits". When they start doing their "dirty engine talk" it gets pretty hot, i thought my ereader was gonna melt!! It was a good steamy read, these two have sex everywhere. Loved the supporting characters too. I didnt know much about NASCAR or engines/cars before re ...more
NiteReader
Mar 21, 2015 NiteReader marked it as meh-dnf
Recommended to NiteReader by: Debb
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DNF
I couldn't do it. Nothing about this book worked for me.
Karen
Who knew that racing could be so hot? This is probably going on to one of my all time favorites list! I LOVED IT!

Jameson Riley is a cocky, hot-headed, stubborn, possessive, HOT race car driver who is up for Nascar's Rookie of the year! Racing consumes him and it is the only thing he has time for. He doesn't do relationships outside of his family, except for his best friend Sway, who has been there for him since the beginning.

My Jameson:

Sway Reins has been in love with Jameson for as long as she
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Katie(babs)
Reads like plagiarized Twilight fan fiction. See other reviews for more.
Erica
I loved Happy Hour! I fell in love with Sway and Jameson almost immediately. They were hilarious. I love hilarious, but sometimes books forget the love and just focus on the hilarious. Shey Stahl found a balance and created one of my all time favorite book couples. ALL TIME.

Sway and Jameson met as kids at the racetrack and became best friends. Jameson has always had one goal. RACING. He wanted to be the best and he worked for it. Growing up he struggled to escape his father's shadow (he's a rac
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Sara
I would give this book more than 5 stars if I could. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the story, the writing, the characters, the humor, the sex!! I loved how many times I laughed out loud, the way racing jargon was infused with not only the humor but the dirty talk and sex. I was engulfed in this book from page 1, hooked on it. All the characters had such distinct personalities and quirks and the writing did them all justice. The sibling rivalry but also the closeness of the Riley kids. ...more
Joanne
5 fabulous stars *****

I loved this book, the characters grabbed me from the start. I laughed my ass off with the antics this crew got up to. Sways references to engin parts were hilarious along with most things that came out of her crazy mouth. It's refreshing to read about twenty two year olds actually behaving like tenty two years olds. We read so many books that the maturity level of the main characters are above and beyond their years, Happy Hour does a great job of portraying the youth and
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Margey Sebastian
shey stahl likes to steal large passages of her books from fanfiction authors. there are many side by side comparisons posted on the internet in various blogs if you would like proof.
Anna Jackson
5+ I Loved This Book More Than Life Itself Stars!!!

I will start by saying that I'm not a huge racing fan, HOWEVER, that is not all that this book was about. Yes, this book 100 percent revolves around racing, but it has everything you could possibly hope for in a book as well. I'm so glad I took a chance on this series, because I would have been seriously depriving myself. As of right now I have read all the books in the series, and I plan to go back and write reviews on each book , because they
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 11, 2013 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
I've been told I *have* to read this series so here I am.. adding it to my list. I'm really excited for it!



Between revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds, two friends form a vital bond in the shadows of the blaring spotlight. Sway Reins, a track owner’s only daughter, and Jameson Riley, a gritty NASCAR rookie driver, have been best friends since they were kids.

Over the years, Sway becomes his safety shield during his rapid rise to the elite levels of auto racing. A night of celebrat
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Kathy
I'm pretty sure everyone knows by now that I crush on rock stars, and I really crush on rock stars in books, but I never expected to fall in love with a racer. I have been known to annually attend the Daytona 500 several years ago, but I never really cared that much about racing. I'm not glued to the t.v. on Sundays watching NASCAR, even though my Southern heritage dictates that I should be. When Sherry, my facebook buddy, told me about this series a few weeks ago, she was so excited about it, b ...more
Jen O'grady
I found this book after reading reviews of Sheys books, and I'm so glad I did, I really loved this book, have to say some of the NASCAR talk lost me but overall you can get past it. I thought it had everything I love in a book passion, angst and a great love story. I shall definitely be going on to read the rest of the series.
Chelcie - Addicted Souls
Jul 31, 2013 Chelcie - Addicted Souls marked it as to-read
Let's see what all the fuss is about
Emily
This book has a lot of great reviews, so I feel like I have to explain why I didn't like it and didn't want to finish it. This book was not for me. I think the friends-to-lovers plot can always be interesting, but it was weird how these two just jumped right into having sex. Jameson comes off as a little bit crazy, and Sway is annoying - I can forgive some violence in a character (it is fictional, after all), but these two will slap/punch their friends for any minor disagreement.

And although Swa
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Michele Realitybitesblog
4.5 Star Read
Goodreads Summary:

Between revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds, two friends form a vital bond in the shadows of the blaring spotlight. Sway Reins, a track owner’s only daughter, and Jameson Riley, a gritty NASCAR rookie driver, have been best friends since they were kids. Over the years, Sway becomes his safety shield during his rapid rise to the elite levels of auto racing. A night of celebrating a victory leaves Sway believing that she can convince Jameson to fall in lo
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Anya
I was excited to get on with this series since the blurb was really interesting, but lo and behold I should have just stopped with the blurb.

This was an annoying read, I tried but I really can't finish.

The protagonist was really something, from the first page she was complaining and whining. She was also very violent and cocky. She was just plain rude.

Then there was this:

"I distracted myself for a moment thinking of Jameson getting to know his way around my internal combustion engine and more im
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