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Black Flag

(Racing on the Edge #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,359 ratings  ·  162 reviews
When the taste you thought you never needed becomes a thirst you cannot quench, then what? Jameson Riley, a NASCAR rookie driver, and Sway Reins, his pregnant girlfriend, are put to the test. They have love; they have lust, and a bond that proves to be vital. But do they have what it takes to make it through his lifestyle. When tested, it’s either fight, or give in. Two th ...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
5 Fast, Furious and Heartbreaking Stars

Some say you can’t outrun a shadow. So how do you leave it behind? How do you leave behind fear and move forward?


The story of Jameson and Sway continues in this second book, with even more heartbreak, success and LOVE.

How do define being in love? Is it a feeling, a thought, or maybe just a sensation?
Love isn’t just a feeling. It’s thoughts, sensations, feelings, gestures, and all together they define a word. Love.


The story picks up immediately where th
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this was a re-read! Just as good the 2nd time around!
Congrats it was long but a happy ending...

Finally happy to read that Jameson and Sway did it. Although, the story dragged on, (which is why I took away the one star) but I love the characters and I still am amazed how Black Flag is still funny as ever, and the scenes from each POV between Jameson and Sway is even more hilarious.

I am looking forward to the rest of this series.
Apr 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF - I'm abandoning ship here, sorry. I was entertained in the first book but landsakes did I ever find it going downhill in the 2nd. Not sure if I'll ever want to try to move onward with this series. I feel the author is a pretty a good writer and loved Waiting for You (related novel about other characters) but Sway annoyed the everloving crap out of me in this one. As a pregnant chick, she is even more immature if that's even possible. Even Jameson's alpha antics were getting old & irrita ...more

I loved the first book (here is my review) ----- >

and I loved the 2nd book…. I just can’t get enough of Jamesom and Sway.

The first book ended with a cliffhanger and I had to jump immediately to book nr 2.

Book 2 picked up right where book 1 stopped. Thank god for book 2.

This book had a more “angsty” feeling to it. Jameson and Sway has so much on their shoulders at such a young age. All the heartbreak, hurt, excitement and th
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Francine by: maryse black
i never put spoilers in my reviews!!! ok.... this was book two in a four part series. racing on the edge. i am loving this story! i will admit... the nascar talk gets a bit much at times.... but i have learned a lot about camshafts and boring! lol sway and jameson are incredible characters! their relationship, their understanding and acceptance of one another, it is so genuine. the supporting characters are just as incredible. the profanity is hilarious.... sounds weird but true. and some of the ...more
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: part-of-series
Another solid 4 1/2 stars. Great read!
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this book, and give 4 stars. I really liked the story, and the multiple POV's, not just from the main characters, but a few from other drivers, friends and family. And even that I am not a fan of NASCAR, I enjoyed reading about the story of what it may take to make it as a NASCAR driver, and loved reading his POV while he was driving in a race. However, the book would have been so much better if it was editted down a bit. It repeats, many things, and personally some of the back ...more
Chris- Bookaddict
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome , awesome , awesome .. review to come , I am onto book 3
Very good series. Will definitely continue with the rest of the books. Only complaint was that it was a little long.
Apr 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Title: Black Flag
Author: Shey Stahl
Series: Yes
Cliffhanger: Not Really
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Rating: 1
HEA: (view spoiler)

Black Flag is the second book in the Racing on the Edge series but suggested to be read third. I’m sick of this series so this will be a relatively short review. It follows the same format that I used for the other reviews of this book.

I will not be continuing on with this series after this book. I would have stopped with the first one but th
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book just as much as the 1st. Sway,Jameson and their flailing spaz, are just as entertaining as are the rest of their crew. The Riley family is pretty dysfunctional and I loved all the pranking they did on each other. LOL Emma and the fork bit that she never gets to live down, oh and there's Vegas, Holy man! Sounds like good times!!

Sway and Jameson's relationship is very swoon worthy, Jameson always finds the right words to say to Sway to clam her down after he pisses he
Sokhon Kelly
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
There is something intoxicating when you see someone pursue their dream and let nothing stand in the way. Black Flag takes off where Happy Hour finishes it is a continuation of Jameson's and Sway's story. I didn't have to wait for the 'to be continued...' book to come out. I just moved from one book to the other - he he smooth.
The way that this series is written, it is clearly more than about racing, it is about family, love, commitment, dedication and having a dream. There are SO many memorabl
Anna Jackson
5+ Stars!!

Wow!!!! Another fantastic job by Shey Stahl!
"Black Flag" is the continued story of Jameson's and Sway's story.

As in my last review I'm not going to go into detail with my review, as I said in my review of "Happy Hour" these books really need to be experienced, it's as simple as that. This isn't just another story of two people who fall in love and blah, blah, blah, no my friends this is a journey. This is truly one of those books that makes you feel like you are in the story, like you
There are so many things I love about not just this book, but this entire series. First I love the fact that I am a 0% percent NASCAR fan. I have absolutely no interest in the sport, yet this book engrossed you in and makes you forget that. That impressive to me when an author can capture your interest & heart when you loath the premise. Sway & Jameson are one of the sweetest and most endearing literary couples I have ever read. (I read a LOT!). So this really says something. There are a ...more
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
To say Shey Stahl has done it again is an understatement. Black flag is amazing. It is filled with gripping emotionthat will keep you on the edge of your seat. The passion across these pages continues right where Happy Hour ended. There is happiness, sadness and even intense anger, not to mention all the characters that you fell in love with in Happy Hour, and some new ones too. Sway and Jameson's entertaining and passionate love brings these pages alive, and the flailing spaz is a delightful ed ...more
M Marie
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this 2nd installment in the Racing on the Edge series. Jameson and Sway have some obstacles to overcome in this one but their love is strong and their chemistry is hotter than ever. More dirty engine talk, lots of racing excitement, some sad moments too but these two have a long lasting love worth fighting for. I loved Jameson even when he was being a hot headed ass. This racecar hottie can definitely get your engine purring! The Riley family is back too and they are crazier than ...more
3.5 stars- there were many things I loved about this book, the obvious love Jameson and Sway have for each other is one. There are however things that annoyed me- way too much immaturity and way too much sex (I'm not a prude but they were doing it every other page). The out of control, drunken, antics that were so funny in book one, seemed like overkill in book two. Another thing, if Black Flag was edited down, it would have been a much better read.

I'm still a fan of this series but I'm so hopin
Laura Shellhorn
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I love this author... And I am friends with her on Facebook but I just couldn't bring myself to finish this. Lots of drama and I love a good Smut book just as much as the rest of you but it felt they were going at it every other page. I know this is the first series she wrote so I know things get better. I read waiting for you which I loved and I am impatiently waiting for the hockey and motor cross books. So if anything if you don't like the story at least give this writer a chance and read som ...more
Adriana Aviles
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I would give this book 3.5 stars. I loved the first book. I found the car talk, and the characters hilarious. The heat between Jameson and Swat was off the charts hot. The problem I had was in the second book I didn't find the humor as funny the second time since I seen it before. Sway and Jameson were still a beautiful couple but the health complications and the baby took away from the heat we experienced in the first book. I'm probably going to finish this series with this book.
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I truly love this series. I love every last member of the these books. this book was even better than the first one. this series has enough laughs, steamy sex, and adventure to keep you glued. Jameson is this sexy foul mouth hot head. sway is this sassy no filter chick. I can't wait to continue to read about this family.
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
wow! what a reading! I loved it very much, it is so full of emotions i don't really know where to start. Prepare yourself with a box of tissue, you'll need it but i also laugh like crazy! I highly reccommend this series! Ms Stahl is a very talented writer!
Amelia Yong
Mar 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
I'd lost interest after the first few chapters.
Great series!!!! I need to read the others immediately! Wish they were available!!!!!!
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Ok so I'm not entirely sure the author actually knows how to do math because if the Sway was born in 1980, there is no way in hell she would be 23 in 2012.
Kim Person
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Full Review coming 1/14/13
Kro Melo
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
It would’ve been 5 stars but the amount of car talking annoyed me at the point that I was about to give up on the book. I loved the characters but I HATED to be forced to read about cars and how they work, I still don’t understand how the writer thought it would make the story more interesting. As much as I liked the characters, I’m not reading the third book, if I wanted to know about how cars work I’d read a book about mechanics and not a novel
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was like my two favorite books, Real Driven combined into one. Intense, emotional, sexy, with a possesive alpha who onows what he wants. Absolutely love this series.

This was like my two favorite books, Real Driven combined into one. Intense, emotional, sexy, with a possesive alpha who onows what he wants. Absolutely love this series.
Christy Hilton-hall
Wow again

I stumbled across the 1st book 2 days again and have raced through the pages to find out what every page had to say. I live this series so far and can't wait to read the others, I'm totally invested in these characters, they're my friends and family even after only 2 books. SHEY STAHL has a new fan in me.
thelma j bohle
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Shey Stahl is an amazing author . As a girl who grew up around racing and being an official and crew member at times she has drawn me in the story relating to every detail of her writing and can’t wait to get the next book
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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.

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Racing on the Edge (9 books)
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“You’re acting like a child!” was one brave reporter’s response when I denied his interview.
Was I acting like child?
No, I didn’t think I was. They didn’t understand any of this if they thought that.
You know, sometimes I wanted to take their hands and place the truth in it. I wanted to give them everything I had. Sometimes I wanted to act like they treated me and show them how childish I could be. I wanted to give them the weight of everything I felt and let them be the goddamn judge of this shit.
Sometimes I wanted to vent, scream, and give it all away. Here, you take my talent. Take my life you feel the need to criticize every moment of the day. Take everything I have and you deal with the shit. You see what you can make of it since you seem to think I’m doing so badly.
I wanted them to feel the pressure, the inadequateness, the letdown, all of it.”
“Being in love is a strange thing. Even when you hate the person for saying or doing something, you don't stop loving them. You may want to or even go as far to say you won't, but when you love them, truly love them, it never goes away.” 5 likes
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