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Final Lap

(Fast Track #8)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,464 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Switching into high gear……
At a friend’s lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten—until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the “nice” girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex.
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Berkley
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Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m a big fan of Erin McCarthy’s new adult series,True Believers , so I jumped at the chance to read one of her adult romances. Ms. McCarthy doesn’t disappoint in Final Lap and all the things I love about her writing are present in this story as well. It was heartfelt, realistic, fun and sexy!

Harley McLain is the sensible, steady twin while her sister Charity is known as the saucy, seductive flirt of the two. Usually this doesn’t bother Harley much, but at a friend’s wedding she meets her racin
3.5 Stars

I was really into this book and was thinking I was gonna give it 4 Stars but the ending left a lot to be desired so downgraded to 3.5. I just felt it was all wrapped up really quickly and the business of the mother arriving back on the scene after abandoning her child and then threatening for custody etc etc was a real waste of time/page space and cannot understand why it was written that way :/
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A great read that shows how the good girl doesn’t always finish last.
The opportunity to switch places with your completely identical, but also completely opposite, sister, in gorgeous Asheville proves to be too much to pass up for Harley and Charity McLain. The normal and timid Harley agrees to switch places with the ever so sexy Charity, and talks it up with her long time from afar crush, Coo
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While I am very sad to see this great series conclude, I loved this final book in the series. Harley was a wonderful and nurturing character, and Cooper was an appealing man and protective older brother. The two of them were great together, and I liked the way they took care of Mary Jane together. The twins changing places storyline was entertaining, and I enjoyed watching it all play out.
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
It was okay until the weird ending. Didn't understand the motive behind the weird drama. ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Mixed feelings on this book. Full review to come. I am sad that this is the last book in the series but I am also glad McCarthy did not drag it out anymore.
Reviewed here first:

Cooper Brickman’s racing season is going downhill fast. Saddled with his much younger half-sister, 13 year old Mary-Jane, he’s finding it difficult to balance life as he knew it. His driving is off, he’s down on points and in the standings and it’s been months since he’s been with a woman. The thing is, he really loves his sister. Intelligent beyond her years, bright and beautiful, she’s definitely not your typical 13 year old. She nee
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comp-2019
This series went out with a bang. I loved this one so much! This was so hilarious featuring the classic identical twin switcheroo gone awry. Cooper hooks up with the wrong twin at a wedding who is really the right twin who turns into being the nanny etc etc. This was hysterical. Cooper coming clean to Harley but digging himself into a deeper mess when he really wasn’t even at fault in the first place was the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Great ending to a great series.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
FINAL LAP by Erin McCarthy: Twin Turbo Action

For me, an important aspect of sport-based romance novels/series is whether the premise and story are sport specific. Could any sport, or activity even, be swapped in for whatever the sport in the book/series is? If not, then the series might just be cashing in on a trend.

In this instance, the truth is that while I know very little about NASCAR, the story feels as if it is specific to the sport. The way the race
Aug 07, 2014 rated it liked it
A last revisit of where the previous characters are at in life along with a romance of racecar driver Cooper Brickman and Harley McLain make up this final book in the series.

I enjoyed all the previous books in the series and at one time the last book was supposed to be Eve Monroe’s but two more books have come since then. My honest feelings are it should have ended two books ago. If it wasn’t for the filler of weddings and charity events which included the previous characters this book would ha
Michelle [Helen Geek]
3.5 / 4 Stars.

A nice end to this series. I enjoyed it.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved thos book. I also loved the series and this book was one of the Best. Must read!!!!! XOXO
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think Mj stole the show in this book. she needed a good spanking a few times, but I liked her a lot. I really enjoyed this one and am sad that it is the end of the series.
It's rare I get to tag any book nanny so thank you, Erin Mccarthy. ALSO, I JUST FINISHED ANOTHER SERIES!!! Yay for me! On a side note, I'm starting to hate series because then I feel guilty for not finishing them. I probably wouldn't have read this book had it not been the last in the series.

Plot: At Ty & Imogen's wedding (I know, they finally got married!), Harley meets the racer she's had a crush on from seeing him on TV: Cooper Brickman. Cooper tells her all about his problems and frustration
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
It's always bittersweet saying goodbye to a series you have loved, which is why I pretty much waited three years to read this final piece.

Whilst I loved some of this book, mainly being focused around the relationship between Harley and MJ (because Cooper's sister was an awesome character), I'll admit other things didn't work so well for me.

Cooper was a douche in my eyes to sleep with 'Charity' and then start to feel something for MJ, then throw a teenage strop and kiss Charity when his ego was
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Guilty pleasure series. I've enjoyed every book. They aren't earth shattering but it's a fun and easy read. It's a fictional group of people I'd love to hang out with. Recommend when you want something quick and a little dirty. ;) ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Library Book. This was the worst book. I couldn't even finish it. The storyline was stupid (what little story it had). ...more
Marielle Authier
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, romance
The first 4/5 (or so) were very good a solid ****½, but the totally non essential drama toward the end just ruined everything for me, I skimmed most of it *sigh*
Dec 29, 2020 added it
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Wasn't engaged by the writing, characters or plot. DNF. ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the premise and how even though you thought book was over, a twist occurs.
It has a few dozen lessons or layers, which I also loved. Quite right!!
Abbie Lairson
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good!!
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The twin thing was fun and I love when Harley could let go, good end to a series I enjoyed reading.
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
While I haven't read any of the seven books that come before Final Lap, I was definitely excited to see what Erin McCarthy had in store for us readers in her latest contemporary sports romance release. I've read some of her new adult books and really enjoyed them, so I couldn't wait to pick up Final Lap and see how things would heat up both on and off the race track…

Harley McLain is used to being the sensible, quiet twin while her sister Charity is the confident, sexy one who isn't afraid to put
Sandy S
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 7, 2014

Switching into high gear……

At a friend’s lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten—until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the “nice” girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex.

……ready for a hot lap.

What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets complicated when Coop
Debbie Lester
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Erin McCarthy takes readers back to the track in her final Fast Track novel, Final Lap. Fans of the series will enjoy a last look into the lives of some of the previous characters in the series, as well as, a "switched" up romance that is sexy, funny and most importantly... hot! McCarthy does a fantastic job of showcasing the racing industry and keeps readers interested with a sweet romantic connection. A good final book to wrap things up with the series!

What I liked:

I wasn't sure I was going to
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Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

This book made me happy.  Why, you may ask?  Because it made me think back to a few years back and the excitement of finding this series.  I can usually devour these in one sitting and they leave me completely satisfied with what I just read.  And quite frankly, the books that I've been coming across, haven't been leaving that taste in my mouth.

FINAL LAP was thoroughly enjoyable. A smart heroine who thinks she isn't sexy enough.  A hot hero who is the player type.  And sparks that sizzled th

Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Final Lap, Fast Track #8, By Erin McCarthy
Grade: B

“But what she hadn’t realized was that when her Cinderella was let out to the ball, she became a kinky sex goddess.”

Harley McLain has always been the good twin and it has gotten her nowhere with men. Desperate to have a man really desire her for once she switches places with her “bad” twin Charity and goes after what she wants: Cooper Brickman. For one night Harley lets loose an has the most amazing night ever but sneaks out silently in the morni
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Final Lap is the last book in the beloved Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy. The Fast Track series has ran a great race and will be forever in the winner circle of favorite book series. We have met the sexy Nascar driver’s and watched them get out lapped by strong sexy woman. These guys definitely know how to drive like champions in the bedroom. This series is loaded with excitement, quirky characters, fast humor, and sexy romances. It’s sad to see this series end.

Final Lap is the grand fin
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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