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Love: In the Fast Lane

(Carolina Bad Boys #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  525 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Rie Warren gives readers a bad boy bachelor and a tattooed vixen in this hot new release from her steamy southern series.

New York Times bestselling paranormal author, Nicky—Nick—Love is anything but successful in love. For years he’s lost himself in his writing career, but now he’s ready to get back to his rebel-boy roots. While restoring a motorcycle at Stone’s Auto Servi
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published December 11th 2014 by Rie Warren
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Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2015
As much as this was an enjoyable enough read, the bloodie up and down, back and forth, gave me serious whiplash. I started to get annoyed with Cat and Nick.
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Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nicky Love is a paranormal romance writer who has continued to strikeout in his own life—for a romance writer he has no clue how to date or romance a woman.

Catarina “Wildcat” Steele is cold as her namesake—but Nick somehow manages to warm her up. Sparks fly and love isn’t easy.

Can these two misfits at love drop their guards and allow themselves to succumb to their feelings?

I loved everything about this book! Nick has MET HIS MATCH with Cat...Paranormal romance writer, Nicky Love, doesn't "do" r
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4 to 4.5 stars
We met Nick Loveland aka paranormal romance writer Nicky Love in Stone, At Your Service when he convinced his best friend Josh to pose as his boyfriend at a romance writer's convention to keep the female fans away. But that was all blown to hell when Josh fell in love with LeeLee and ruined their impersonation of the perfect gay couple. But seeing his best friend find love makes Nicky realize he might be ready to find his own perfect match. But the only woman that that excites him
Christi Snow
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Review:
In-your-face, unrepentant, lay it all out there...these Carolina Bad Boys are absolutely not going to be for everyone. They're rough, they're crude, they're rude...but at their hearts they love their women like no other. I loved the first book (Stone: At Your Service) so much, but a lot of that was because it was set at a romance writer's convention. I wasn't sure I would like this one as much when it got away from that setting, but I did.

These books and characters are irreverent and
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the second book in the Carolina Bad Boys Series. I loved book one & was really looking forward to reading this story.

Nicky Love is a successful paranormal author. We first met him in book one. When he meets Catarina he knows she's the one and he tries his hardest to prove it to get. But can he break down the walls she built to protect herself.

Great story told from the male point of view. Loved that we got to read more about the characters we met in book one. Great story.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!! Gotta love Nicky love but is love really that easy definitely not!!! I love the characters and Nicky was definitely the book I wanted to read .... It was quite awesome!!!!
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, holy hell!! I loved Josh Stone from the first Carolina Bad Boys but Nicky Loveland is quite something else! This big hunk of a man with his big hunk of a dog will capture your heart. I was extremely lucky to win a copy of an ARC for this book from Rie herself (yep, I'm a fan)and I did the whole squeeling and stuff when it arrived on my kindle. I do love this series and we are only into book two. She hasn't asked for a review but here it is.....
Nicky Love, paranormal romance writer, big man
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 Wild, Hot Stars!!✯✯

Where do I even start?? I fell in love with Nicky Love in Stone, At Your Service which was the first book in the series. In that book Nicky who's a paranormal erotic romance author. He has a very big, crazy & stalker fans. He came up with plan. Everybody thought he was gay. And, it worked until people kept questioning where his boyfriend was. Enter his best friend Josh Stone. They went to a convention and Josh fell head over heals in love with LeeLee.

Now, with h
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Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

When you mix a good ole’ boy with a take no prisoners gal what you have is a truly amazing story. This is the second book in Rie Warren’s, Carolina Bad Boy series. Love like this never hurt so good, is a perfect description of Nicky and Catarina’s story.

Nicky Love is a bestselling author that writes steamy hot paranormal books. He is a very successful author with a great fan base. His fans can be a problem for him, since he is a good-looking hot unattached male.
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in the Carolina Bad Boys series and really enjoyed it. So when the second came out I said heck yeah I wanted to read it. I was ready. I knew what to expect. No cheesy but great fun. And what I got blew me away. How in the world author Rie Warren did it I don't know but...

Love, In the Fast Line was freaking awesome!!!!

Nicky was not what I expected. From the first book I was expecting him to be more bookish, prim, almost dowdy. Holy hawtness Batman! He is certainly not any of
Salem Archer
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I’ve read by Rie Warren, and it’s fair to say I’ve become a big fan. This book, like the first in the series, has a solid and well-thought-out plot, which would be something in itself, but that’s not all that has me hooked on this author’s writing. There is a simple beauty in Ms. Warren’s phrasing. It’s lyrical, but not pretentious. And, her use of dialect is delightful. I can easily hear her characters speaking in southernisms, but it’s not too over the top to be believa ...more
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
This is the second book in the Carolina Bad Boys series, to get the full effect I suggest you read the books in order. In this book we see all our favorites from book one and meet some new ones. This is Nicky’s story. I liked Nick in the first book but now I full out love him! Nicky has his secrets even his closest friend Josh doesn’t know about. Catarina Steele is cold as ice and no one can break through her wa
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love, In The Fast Lane pretty much picks up and continues what start in Stone, At Your Service. After meeting, and being left with unpredictable Catarina Steele's mark on his skin, Nicky can't get her off his mind.

With a fiery temper, and a very close-off exterior, Cat hides a lot of secrets, and she's definitely not looking for anyone to share them with. Lucky for her, Nicky has secrets of his own, and he's not looking forward to get tangled with someone else again. The problem? Staying away i
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love in the Fast Lane picks up shortly after Stone, atYour Service ends. Stone and Leelee are starting their life
together and Nick is working on his next series.
Nick sees Cat and that's all it takes, one look and he has to have her.
Nick and Cat have ups and downs, secrets, deep buried pain that won't allow them to fully live their lives, it
holds them back and they both keep it bottled up not asking anyone for help or to listen.
If I lusted after Josh Stone from book one, I'm in love with Nick a
Nov 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Nicholas Loveland aka Nicky Love is a paranormal erotic romance writer whose own lovelife is non-existent. He's living vicariously through his best friend Josh, watching him with LeeLee and JJ, Josh's son with his crazy ex-wife.

Seeing Catarina Steele at Josh's garage, he sets his sights on her, only to be turned down flat, which only intrigues him further. Unfortunately for him, some of his more zealous fans seek him out whi
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
If you like hot Hot HOT realistic romance, fly straight to your favorite book vendor and buy this book NOW!
Rie Warren is an amazing writer. All the characters in this book, from Nick and Cat through Frankie the Italian Stallion, are developed nicely - when you read their scenes, you will picture them, believe me. The storyline is great. The lovin' is frequent and intense. There is an HEA, (it's terrific) and let us not forget the humor that will have you laughing out loud at times.
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Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rie continues to wow us with her Carolina Bad Boys series. In this book we have erotica/ fantasy writer Nicky Love, newly out of the closet, or is it back in? Well recently not fake gay and Cat Steele bad girl extraordinaire. To say their courtship is tumultuous is to call a Hurricane an afternoon storm. Bad goes to worse, deep dark secrets haunt both parties, and forgiveness of oneself is hard to come by, letting go of the past and accepting each other as they are is even harder. I found myself ...more
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Well, she's done it again! She's made a lifetime reader of her books of me.

In Stone: At Your Service, we met Wicky. Excuse me, Nick Love. We also meet Catarina, his 'wildcat'.

I loved reading this book. I love the characters. The story flowed well. And the way she writes her sex scenes. OMG! I love them!

Overall, this book was a fantastic read. I highly recommend this series to any who loves to laugh and enjoys steamy sex scenes.

I'm looking forw
I was so very lucky to get an ARC from Rie Warren. I wasn't asked to leave a review, and since I'm not good at writing reviews, and I don't want to spoil this for anyone, I won't say much, but this book is definitely a must read. I loved the mix of hot bad boys, hotness and humor. Cat and Nick's story will grab your heart. I also loved the friendship between Josh and Nick.

If you haven't read the first book in this series, "Stone: At Your Service", go grab it and read it so you'll be ready for t
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, writer
Paranormal Romance writer Nick Love has had no luck in his own love life, dating and true romance is something he hasn't a clue about.
Meet Catrina "Wildcat" Steele, a woman who's tough as nails and untouchable, will Nick be able to break through her ice, to show her feelings. Will they ever be able to get together and really start a relationship.
I loved this story. They both avoided relationships, but meeting each other changed their thinking. Lots of crazy banter and sexy love action, plus grea
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this second instalment. Nick is wonderful and so devoted to his grandmother. When he meets Cat, he falls hard for her and she gives him a run for his money. Another great instalment to this series.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
After the slap heard 'round the world in Stone, At Your Service, the follow up book in the Carolina Bad Boys series featuring Nicky Love is one not to be consumed in public. Enjoy this bad boy with a locked door and bottle of wine!

Without the gay cover story keeping the fangirls from bestselling paranormal author Nicky Love, he's constantly being stalked by crazy. But Nicky sees none of them; he's got a serious hard-on for Catarina Steele, whose buttoned up exterior makes him want to discover t
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I had been looking forward to Nick's story and I was not disappointed at all !! Again I enjoyed this story in the male POV !! I just love being in a mans head it is refreshing and I just love seeing all sides of them !! We met Nick in book 1 , he is Josh's BFF and a paranormal writer. Josh had pretended to be his lover at the author convention in book 1 and the humor from that carried over into this story and I loved it !! I found myself laughing outloud a lot !! Rie is great at writing details ...more
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars

Nick Love has more secrets and pain in his past than his public face shows. From his attempt at passing himself off as a gay author, to his easy hook-ups, Nick generally seems like the life of the party, a happy guy. But behind what he shows those around him, he is hiding some pretty dark secrets, even from his best friend Stone.

Catarina Steele is buttoned up, closed off, but only when she’s dealing with Nick. Every once in a while she shows Nick a glimpse of a wildcat behind her prim
Ruthie Taylor
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

Please read Stone first, you would be missing huge chunks of important details, as well as a great read.

Once again in their home environment, Stone returns to running his garage, loving his woman and his son. But we follow Nicky, the now no longer pretending to be gay to fend off amorous fans, and he is writing a new series. Whilst at Stone's he meets Catarina Steele - and his life is thrown into as much chaos as Stone's!
Book Junky Girls
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
The fantastic slap from book one. That's the moment we knew Nick was a gonner and if you were like me you couldn't wait to see his book.

Being a paranormal romance author Nicky Love should know something about romance since he writes about it, right? Not! He has spent his life enjoying one night stands with whatever girl caught his attention at the moment. When he meets Catarina and her Wildcat personality he sees more than a quick hop in bed. But commitment wasn't something he thought he could e
Isabelle Morebooksthanlivros
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nick Love is a big contradiction. He could be pegged as a geek, but is far from it. One at a bike shop he meets the woman of his dreams, he almost goes up in flames. The problem is their secrets may burn them out. Will love conquer it all?
Wow! Since this is my first read by the author, I wasn’t expecting to love this small town. I’m a character lover, and Ms. Warren knows how to create characters. They become your best friends. They are real! You get this feeling not only from the main character
Robin Parrish
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I read through this book like my life depended on it. No joke. Nicky Love is as hot as the books he writes. As a reader, I adored this book because it is a hint into a writer's world.

Cat and Nicky, good LORD the chemistry and UST between these two, was almost palatable as I was turning the pages!

Another great thing about this story, this is book 2 in a series. And Ms. Warren did not forget to include all the characters that I loved from Stone'
Gemma Brocato
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, golly, she's done it again. Love, In The Fast Lane is one of those books that grab you from the first word and captivates you through the entire story. When I first met Nicky Love in Stone, At Your Service (Book #1) I fell in lust with him. He's witty and charming and a steadfast friend. I saw a different side of him in the book. He's tender, loving, still reeling from the pain of his brother's death. He meets Catarina Steele at his friend, Josh Stone's garage and is smitten. I loved reading ...more
Joanne Wadsworth
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bad boys have never been so good.

Love: In The Fast Lane, is an erotic contemporary romance which sees NYT bestselling paranormal author, Nick Love, returning to his rebel-boy roots. When he meets Catarina while restoring a motorcycle at his mate’s shop, he decides it’s time this Wildcat was his. Only to make her purr for him, he has to break down the walls she’s built to protect herself, as well as allow his own to tumble down. Baggage and raw wounds hurt, but can truth and trust eventually brin
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