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Carter's Treasure

(Racing to Love #1)

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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 h ...more
Paperback, 1st, 266 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing (first published May 11th 2012)
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Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
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 brilli
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Alyssa
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS BOOK!!! This is an absolute wonderful story and a must read for anyone that loves strong woman leads and adorable caring male leads to match. This is one of those time where I wish I could meet the characters in this book (supporting characters included). Molly is wonderful, witty and funny. While Carter is sweet, loving, caring and protecting. Loved the relationship between Molly and Brody and how close they are and consider each other best friends (reminds me of me ...more
Rea
Jul 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
Full review (and an excerpt) can be found here.

I’m going to be honest here: I had a hard time even getting going with this story.

First of all, even as it starts the two characters go against what the synopsis led me to expect of them, specifically Molly. For a woman abused in her youth, with trust issues and no time of day for men, it just didn’t feel natural to me when she immediately welcomed Carter’s physical advances. They were just little things, like laying his hand on her thigh, but it al
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Beth Cutwright
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a romance novel through and through. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Molly West was a damaged youth, taken in by James and Karen Norland who continued to work with her in the sport of motocross racing. She had been racing since she was four years old. After her biological mother died, Molly was left at the unmerciless hands of her father, Ray. He physically abused her until the day he actually could've killed her and was sent to prison for attempted murder. That's when she met the Norlands who ...more
~JenRen~
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
HAWT, SEXY, FUN, MUST READ!

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
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Aine Massie
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: If you like a little mystery in your HEA
Shelves: romance
Racing to Love - Carter's Treasure is Amy Gregory’s debut novel and is one I will reread many times. The story begins with Molly and Carter meeting and both being hit with something neither expected . . . Love! You get swept up into the lives of these two wonderful people and all the friends and family connected – sadly you also go on the pain-filled roller coaster ride of Molly’s history, both learning of it and living through it’s return.

I loved the fact they are both motocross riders. She’s a
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Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Amy Gregory is a new author to me. While I enjoy finding new authors and books, it is always a risk as to whether it will be worth the time and money spent. I have been lucky with a lot of the new authors that I have read lately and my luck still holds true with Amy Gregory.

I really enjoyed Racing to Love. It was such a sweet read with romance, a little suspense, laughter and of course some sexy touching love scenes.

I just loved Carter and how caring, protective and supportive he was with Moll
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Ellen
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
Molly West is a female in her 20's who has excelled in a sport dominated by males. She holds quite a few titles, and has come out of retirement for a 4-month contract as a motocross trick rider. Escorted and coached by her brother Brody and his girlfriend Erin, she thinks this is just another gig, that is until she looks into the eyes of Carter Sterling, and suddenly her world turns upside down. When Carter sees Molly, he knows there is something about her that is different, something that he de ...more
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This book was so not what I expected. First off, I didn't think a book about motorcycle racing would do anything for me but the way the characters related to their sport and their love for the sport, made me want to be there watching and hanging out in the pits with them.
Molly struggled in her personal life but was at the top of her game professionally. I found her character to be inspiring. All that she lived through and all that she accom
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Katie Mettner
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Racing To Love~ Carter’s Treasure is just that, a treasure! Amy Gregory’s debut novel seamlessly weaves her love and knowledge of motocross with a sweet love story to melt your heart. Carter hasn’t found the right girl to understand his lifestyle or his need to ride. Molly understands the need to ride, but she hasn’t been interested in finding a man; in fact she has secrets to keep and a brother who helps her keep them. Molly’s first stop on her new tour puts her on a familiar track and face-to- ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I can honestly say that I loved this book! When I first started reading and I started to get a feel for the book I wasn't really sure if I was going to enjoy it because of all the talk of motorcycle racing which I am not really a fan of so I wasn't really expecting to like it as much as I did but it definitely exceeded my expectations! The plot had so much more than motorcycle racing in it! It development with both characters and also the story as well! I wasn't expecting the plot to go in the d ...more
Kerry  sullivan
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

I was not sure what expect with this book because I am not much of a sports fan but I found I didn't need to be. The fact the people in the book were athletes was a side issue really, the relationship that grows between Molly and Cater is what takes centre stage. Now I have to admit after reading the short prologue I was hooked, and watching this story unfold was a real pleasure. It was sweet and funny but with a little edge and when that edge got
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Brenda Demko
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great start to a new series. It was a romance that had some mystery and action too.

Molly West knows how to handle a bike. Guys not so much. She's had a rough life and guys make her nervous. That is until Carter Sterling enters the picture. From the beginning they are drawn to each other.

Carter knows almost instantly that this is "THE ONE". He will do whatever he has to in order to prove himself to not only her but her overbearing brother as well.

Things are looking good for Molly and
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Monica-marie Vincent
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was one of those books you read after you've had a bad day! It's that idealistic romance that you know isn't going to happen to you...but you root for the heroine anyway because she's living out what you've been looking for!

Amy Gregory found a character that isn't jaded, not in the usual sense anyway. It's a refreshing change of pace. Molly isn't some hard nosed woman you need to dig deep into to find the redeeming character in. Carter is just that "good guy" from the start. It's nice to se
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Linn Halton
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

Sweetly pulse-racing and heart pounding...

The passion builds between Molly and Carter - he's the hero who 'rides' into this sexily-sweet story to rescue the tough, but troubled, Molly. He's a guy who knows what he wants and when he meets Molly the attraction is instant. As Molly's story unfolds it's clear to him that he has to take it slowly or risk losing her; his protective instincts kick in, but can he learn to control his actions and, equally as importantly, his passion?

Curl up and bury your
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M.A Grace
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tough Girl, Hot Guy, Love, Trust, Suspense, Sweet and Caring. This has truly been one of the great reads for this summer.

I warn you this book has an instant connection and follows more of the relationship between two people then giving you a blown out plot to keep on your toes. Although there are bits and pieces of action and suspense this is truly a book for those of a soft heart that are looking to go Awe more then they are looking to hold their breath for the outcome.

Given that this was a v
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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
It’s love at first sight for Carter when he meets Molly who is a twice retired professional BMX biker. He too is a BMX biker, hanging out with his friends when he first meets Molly. Molly is a beautiful young woman, both inside and out. She has lived with a tragic childhood and is protected by her ‘big brother’ Brody and his girlfriend Erin as well as his parents who took care of her.

As the story unfolds you find out that someone is targeting Molly, leaving her threatening letters. This is a fas
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Cheryl
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderfully written contemporary romance novel. This wasn’t your typical romance book, the author added some flavor with some mystery and suspense! That’s my kind of book!

The story line was easy to understand and characters were believable and true to life.

It was overall a great book and had a great ending!! I would definitely read more of this authors novels!!

If you follow my site, you know I don’t give away spoilers about the books I read. So….you can either buy it with the link incl
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Mandy Baggot
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Want a fast romance that's straight off the blocks? BOOM! There's an immediate connection when Carter Sterling meets Molly West. He's never felt this way before, she's never trusted anyone enough to feel anything and so these two motorcross riders meet and all Hell breaks loose with their emotions. Throw in some sporting comrades, some hate mail and you have a recipe for love on the tracks. Enjoy!
Susan
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Ms. Gregory pens "Racing to Love", filled with romance, suspense, mystery and like able characters. I was actually surprised that I liked the book as much as I did! A great read for all who love a good sports story with extras.

This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
Nicole Ratzlaff
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Racing To Love~ Carter’s Treasure is a fun quick light read. It is also written by my sweet neighbor and friend Amy Gregory. Great job mama! I can't imagine writing a book with three busy kids...you are awesome!
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
This book was great! I really like how the characters fit and came together when it was necessary in this story. There were some secondary characters that I would have liked to have seen have more meat in the story, but over all it was an awesome story. I look forward to checking out the rest.
Kimi
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really cute love story. I really enjoyed Carter and Molly's characters. Will definitely read the rest in the series when they come out.
Debbie
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2012
Romance isn't a genre I read much anymore but this one captured me from the start. Great characters, an unusual setting, and a mystery combined to make a fun quick read
Elizabeth (Liz)
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Louisa
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book with the romance and the mystery, it was really great and entertaining, really liked reading about Molly and Carter!
Amanda
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun cute heartfelt read.. Really liked it
Kat Wes
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is a long time favorite of mine. It is heartwrenching with some humor thrown in to lighten it a but. The changes in this second edition only make the story better.
Miki
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure
My opinion:
When I discovered Amy Gregory during the blog tour for her second book, she caught my interest with an excerpt only. As you know I’ve decided to try to discover the sport romance subgenre so it entered that category but it seemed really well thought too. So when I won book 1 and 2 I was jumping everywhere, really happy and I couldn’t wait to discover her universe of motor bike racing.…

Each book can be read as a sta
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Lynn
Jan 12, 2013 added it
Free on Kindle

I have struggled with what to say about this book. I think this author has a lot of potential and I loved her basic premise for this book. I like mixing girls in sports that are strong in their field with romance. I really liked all the characters and am soooo thankful for a male hero who isn't an obnoxious jerk like so many in romances.

There are a couple of things that were a struggle for me. We are introduced to a LOT of characters nearly all at once and it took a while for me t
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