After deciding to create her doctoral thesis on the dating and mating rituals of stock car drivers, Imogen Wilsen wonders if she should test out her tAfter deciding to create her doctoral thesis on the dating and mating rituals of stock car drivers, Imogen Wilsen wonders if she should test out her theories on the drop dead gorgeous Ty McCordle. He's hot, he's available, and best of all, he's looking at her as if he wouldn't mind if she tested out a few of her theories on his willing body. He sets her pulses racing, which unfortunately ruins her objectivity, but that's okay because hot sex is her reward. While no longer able to test out her thesis on him, she's more than willing to sample whatever Ty has to throw at her and then some. This mismatched pair soon has a hot passion that is blazing towards the finishline (sorry, couldn't resist) but will their love survive til the end? Or will their rushed romance end up crashing and burning (I can feel you rolling your eyes) before it ever really started.
Ty McCordle was a hot, dominating, adrenaline junkie of a man. He was perfect, almost too good to be true, but he was still not good enough to knock Elec Monroe from his top spot in my heart. I loved this book, but in comparing it to Flat Out Sexy, it comes up a little short. Even though I love alpha males and should by rights like Ty over Elec, something about Elec's sweet beta personality just hooked me. *sigh*
But enough about that.
Ty and Imogen were really great together. They were extremely compatible and were very well suited to each other in bed and were also communicative out of it. I liked Imogen's quirky behavior and while she was extremely intelligent and logical, she never came across as cold or mechanical, or at least in my humble opinion. Some of the things that came out of her mouth was pure gold. She was warm and compassionate and a perfect foil to Ty's boundless energy. This is one of those opposites attract type romances and Ty and Imogen knew it. Eager to share in new experiences, Ty drags the city girl out into the woods for a little 'get back to nature' camping trip and Imogen introduces the brawn over brains race car driver to William Shakespeare.
This was incredibly sweet and sexy, and an easy to read, fast paced contemporary romance. It even had a little bit of racing history sprinkled about which was really nice since I know squat about racing. This book was a little lite on the drama and substance, but it was very enjoyable and a lot of fun. I sped through this story with a happy smile on my face almost the whole time while laughing out loud at other parts. And even if you don't like it, you should still keep it around if only for the eye candy aspect of it. :) 4.5 stars. ...more
After the death of her thrill seeking race car driver husband, Tamara Briggs decided to step out of the fast lane and try something a little dependablAfter the death of her thrill seeking race car driver husband, Tamara Briggs decided to step out of the fast lane and try something a little dependable. A little safer. So when she takes her safe and dependable new date to a weekend racecar function she's predictably bored out of her mind. She's busy thinking up ways to escape her excruciatingly dull and boring date when she knocks into the hottest thing on two legs and spills red wine down his shirt. Trust me, best damn thing she ever did. Elec Monroe happens to agree and before Tamara knows what's happening she and Elec are rolling around having a grand ol time. Looks like the weekend wasn't such a waste after all. The next morning, Tamara thinks to kiss and cuddle and say goodbye, sure that this was just a fun one night stand but he has different ideas. Tired of wasting his time with airheaded bimbos and even though she confuses him with her "yes, no, maybe so" attitude, he's not letting her get away from him that easy. He might be what she fears, another racecar driver, and he might be seven years younger than her, but he's also exactly what she needs. A lover, a friend, and great husband.
First off, let me congratulate the creators of the cover of this book. Bravo on a job well done. :P
This was such a beautiful and sweet story. It's got a lot of sex, (duh) but it was also one of the sweetest stories I've ever read and it's chock full of awwwwww worthy moments. Elec (who is a southern boy even though his name sounds like he should be Italian) is obviously God's gift to women and Tamara Briggs is the lucky woman who gets to bang his brains out in Romanceland. He's so adorable and he's completely perfect. Tamara was also a wonderful character. Brave and mature and if she wasn't one hundred percent confident in herself, at least she was willing to try and fake it. She had the loving support and friendship of a great group of characters and I can't wait to indulge in some of their stories, one of which is coming next year in early 2009. Even though Tamara is older than Elec, this isn't a Mrs. Robinson-type story. He actually teaches her a few tricks, especially making her open up and embrace the body that motherhood gave her, and he wipes away any lingering doubts she had over her perceived flaws. What was supposed to be just sex (in her mind) quickly became a full time relationship with Elec embracing her family. He never thought he would have a family of his own, so the added addition of her children was a treat for him. A welcome bonus in his love for Tamara. The two kids don't fade into the background either. They are very much in the forefront, as it should be, and while Tamara and Elec try and make time for themselves as much as they can, children have a way of demanding attention, and in the context of this story, I loved it. Whenever they were together as a family, my heart just melted, and I became a great big puddle of goo.
The humor was also a great treat for me. It was a little bit snarky, a little bit irreverent, and a whole lot adorable. This was a fabulous, simply sweet romance that I recommend for any woman. This was a beautiful little love story between a woman and two little kids, and the man that swept them off their feet. *sigh*...more