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Trading Paint

(Racing on the Edge #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,287 ratings  ·  74 reviews
A must have companion to Happy Hour that give you an inside look into the characters of the Racing on the Edge series.

Step into the magic where the clay met rubber and desire defined greatness. Trading Paint takes you inside the hasty driver’s mind to what led him to a decision that changed the path of two souls.
Jameson Riley, a dirt track racer from the pacified No
Kindle Edition, 535 pages
Published August 5th 2012 by Shey Stahl Productions
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Kim Person
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Trading Paint is the third book in Shey's amazing Racing on the Edge series! I loved this one just as much as Happy Hour & Black Flag but most of the book is told from Jameson's POV - Oh baby :) Well, you get the opportunity to get in his head and his thoughts on racing- which is his LIFE!!! His thoughts when he FIRST saw Sway- ahhhh moment :) Well you have to remember they were like 11 almost 12 years old.

This book really brought more of the younger years between the two into focus with th
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well, I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to pay money to read a prequel of sorts, even if it was from a different point of view. I'm a real stickler for series being read in order, even if they don't need to be. But, I didn't realize what this book was until I blazed through the others grateful that Stahl's Amazon author's page had them numbered.

I thought, after finishing Champion, I knew everything I needed to know about Jameson and Sway, boy was I wrong! I'm so very glad I read this book!
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Of course I give this a 5 plus star rating because its amazing. This book is a look back to when Jameson and Sway met. It takes us from that time to when they finally shag! I loved this book for many reasons. I got to get a large dose of Jameson's pov which was infuriating at times. Gah, he could be such an asshole! I loved riding along while Jameson comes to terms he loves sway. You almost feel proud of him. Because once he figured it out, you knew he'd be relentless to get her and keep her. Lu ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Title: Trading Point
Author: Shey Stahl
Series: Yes
Cliffhanger: No
Release Date: August 5, 2012
Rating: 1.5
HEA: (view spoiler)

While this is the technically the third book in the series it is recommended that it is read second. I had also heard that it is the same as the first book but from Jameson’s point of view. But they would be wrong. Only about that last 10% or a little less overlaps with the beg
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
At first I was bummed out because I have read in several blogs that you should read this book before reading Black Flag, as it's a prequel to Happy Hour. Even though I read Black Flag first I LOVED Trading Paint. This book gives awesome insight into the events leading up Happy Hour and Sway's arrival at the Coca Cola 600.
Mostly from Jameson's POV, we get to see how his feelings for Sway evolve and how he reaches many crucial decisions in not only his personal life but also in his career. I
Elaine gore
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, just as much as i have the others in the series, this book takes us back to the beginning of how Sway and Jameson meet and their relationship through the years, one might think that it would be strange to read this part now and lead to repetition within the story but it does not, infact because this story is told mostly from Jameson's perspective it puts a whole new slant on the story.This book gave me a whole new feel of how these characters see one another and filled in some b ...more
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It is not often that a writer gives you more than one view of a story. Shey Stahl has gone and done just that. Trading Paint give you a look into Jameson's mind when it comes to his and Sway's relationship. This book shows you every step that it takes for a friendship to blossom into a romance. Not to mention some of the outrageous things that occur can leave you laughing for minutes at a time. This book is just as page turning as both Happy Hour and Black Flag. Thank you Shey Stahl for giving u ...more
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
I love this series! This book tells the beginning of Sway and Jameson's friendship! Loved the background information. I had to give it 4 stars, because I thought it was a bit lengthy and went a bit much into too much detail about the racing, which I understand is a HUGE part of Jameson and his relationship (or lack thereof in the beginning) with Sway, but I thought it was a overkill! Can't wait to read the next book!
Jan 27, 2013 added it
Shelves: series
I guess all her work is accused of being plagiarized? Such a shame I really liked "whomever's" work it was

4 stars to no rating.

I liked reading about the back story, it was a lot of racing stuff though. I adore Jameson for his good and bad.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a great prologue. I wished it would have been marked book #1 but it is marked book #3. Kind of broke up my reading but it was still a great read. Stahl is very quickly becoming one of my favs!!!!! Great insight to who Jameson has become and his love for Sway!
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shey Stahl has done it yet again. The Riley's are truly addictive. I've added Jameson to my list of book boyfriends and of course Shey you are on my Favorite Author list. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Congratulations!
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book just like the others in the series. It was nice seeing everything through Jameson's eyes.
Moon Love
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was great to see the events of Happy Hour from Jameson's point of view.
Jan 31, 2013 added it
Shelves: kindle, dnf
It's going slow for me..gotta put it down and come back. It's been almost 11 days :(
Feb 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: shey-stahl
Reading this one per author rec of order.
Stacey Curtis
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This whole series was amazing!
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
Firstly, I just want to be honest with all of you. When I made the choice to do this blog tour I had no clue what this series was. I had the first book (Happy Hour) in my Kindle, I have an obsession with that damn 1 click button (it will be the death of me and my bank account!) and you know what......

I am like most bookies, I think, I will eventually get to that book.

OMFG! I am seriously happy that I am doing this blog tour. I read the first book Happy Hour like if I was on crack. I must have looked like this to
Katharine N Sells
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Worth it...

When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t sure I was gonna be able to get into it... it’s been about a year since I started the series, and I flew thru reading book 1 & 2 in days, but this one really didn’t get good until chapter 20... I’d forgotten how good the series was... I also have a fond affection for little Lane and his little words of advice to his Uncle
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

You have never met a family like the Riley's and you never will again. Shey Stahl brings you into their world and you never want to leave! Get this series of books, you will not regret it!
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Rileys

Jim so happy that we got a look into how it all started for Jameson and sway I loved the book and cannot wait to continue reading the series love sheys books
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Can I please race? I mean dad... I've been racing quarter midgets for years now and midgets. I've already raced in about a hundred USAC races." I whined. "I just think- I'm ready."
"You're not ready" my dad said and walked away into the race shop. "Are you scared I'll smoke, you?" "Your an arrogant little shit. But no, I'm afraid of you're mother".

Trading Paint takes us back to the beginning, when Jameson was just starting his racing career, oh and lets not forget his relationship with Sway. Th
Okay, so this new installment to the “Racing on the Edge” series tells the beginning of Sway and Jameson’s love story. The novel, told by Jameson’s POV, is filled with details of his racing lifestyle and their intimate romance. Jameson seems so realistic and relates to the reader his true feelings and opinions. He’s just such a likeable character. In fact, Jameson sounded almost like he was writing his own autobiography. That’s how believable the author portrays him. He was wonderful! He cared a ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved watching Jameson and Sway's friendship grow into the kind of love people dream of. It was sweet, with a touch of angst, and laced with humor. Now knowing Jameson's journey to NASCAR and to Sway. I feel that i can better understand him in Black Flag. I toyed with idea of reading it in the official order, but decided I wanted to know their history. Besides you get insight on how Jameson meets his friends and crew. Also you get to meet Jameson's grandpa Casten he's a hoot!

“Hey, that one’s got a set o
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trading Paint is the opportunity to see Jameson and Sway's journey from childhood to the present (Black Flag), as well as an interesting look into the world of racing. The in depth look at the lifestyle and the mindset of a racer was fulfilling because I now understand the characters even more. I can see what motivates Jameson, what his dreams are, how driven he is, how wonderful his family is, and why Sway is so special to him. I can see what Sway feels for him, why she gets him and have a feel at a lifestyle t(Black ...more
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
a chance to re-cap and find out about these great characters,
I read this book in its turn, it is book 3, and goes back to when the Riley's and Sway's family meet. I think this is when I fell a little in love with Jimi, the dad. The book explains how the characters get to be who they are and also the amazing chemistry and relationship between Sway and Jameson. This book was sweetly written but really really repetitive. I struggled with reading it but it was not a DNF. Funny, because I wanted to finish it
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story is almost a prequel to Happy Hour. It's in Jameson's point of view and it flashes back to when he and Sway were children and tells the story of them growing up together. There's alot more about cars in this story and so I found it a bit slow BUT if you are a fan of the series you must read because it really shows how Jameson feels about Sway and how long he has loved her. Once I'd read it I wanted to start the whole series again. I really understood and appreciated the connection that ...more
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok not sure where to start. I loved the book, but I wish I would have read it first. In my opinion it should be .5 in the series, Shey Stahl said she wrote Trading Paint in preparation for The Champion so it wasn't really planned, now she recommends reading as #2, but I think it would have been best as #1, even before Happy Hour. Trading Paint set the stage for Happy Hour, it was great getting inside the heads of Jameson and Sway from the beginning. There is lots of detail that I think I would h ...more
Just to let everyone know this should be book 1. This starts out when they are children from Jameson's POV. I like the insight of the guy because it let's us know what is going on without the whining and emotional entanglements. This story gets to the root of Jameson's commitmentphobe behavior. I was disappointed with his sexual escapades because it shows how flawed he really his especially his thinking. This book was incredible and I would have been more enthusiastic with this series had I read ...more
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness this book simply blew me away. Actually the whole series did, but I wish I would have read this book before Happy Hour to simply understand Jameson's truly feelings for Sway. I read Happy Hour, Black Flag, The Champion, The Legend, and left Trading Paint until the end because I wanted to go back into time with Jameson and Sway and see how it all started. I recommend this book to everyone out there even if you are not a lover of Nascar (eventhough I am and Motorcross) if you want t ...more
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
Feb 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
I'm saving the wild ride, inside Jameson's mind for the end... It's kind of prequel and for now I'm dying to find out more!! So, on to The Champion!!!!

Jameson I'll be baaaaaaaaaack!
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Shey Stahl is a lover of sunsets, dirt track racing, collecting antiques, and the south, where her soul wants to be. Writing is her passion, giving words meaning, and readers experiences they’ll never forget. Currently she’s living in the pacific northwest with her husband and daughter, she can usually be found near a dirt track with an iced coffee in hand.


Other books in the series

Racing on the Edge (9 books)
  • Happy Hour (Racing on the Edge, #1)
  • Black Flag (Racing on the Edge, #2)
  • The Champion (Racing on the Edge, #4)
  • The Legend (Racing on the Edge, #5)
  • Hot Laps (Racing on the Edge, #6)
  • The Rookie (Racing on the Edge, #7)
  • Fast Time (Racing on the Edge #8)
  • Open Wheel  (Racing on the Edge #9)
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