Slow Ride

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Slow Ride

Fast Track

Slow Ride by Erin McCarthy is another enjoyable addition to the "Fast Track Series" that centers on the stock car racing world. Daniel "Diesel" Lange survived the serious accident that ended his racing career but he has only been existing following the accident as well as the multiple deaths of his close family members. Tuesday Jones blogs about the stock car world but she has been reeling after the loss of her beloved father, a legendary sports journalist. Tuesday has been seeking solace in alcohol and suppressing her sorrow but she seems to let her guard down around Daniel, inexplicably comfortable with him even though she doesn't really know him. Daniel is wary about letting the spontaneous and free-spirited Tuesday into his heart but he can't deny the incandescent sexual attraction they have for each other. The two battered souls must decide if they can lower their respective walls and let each into the fortress that has been so carefully guarded but each will have to face his or her personal demons before a meaningful relationship can flourish.

A nice undemanding tale that gives glimpses of the other characters in the series while giving insight into the burgeoning relationship between Daniel and Tuesday. A series of sizzling encounters between the two is interspersed with the post-funeral depression episodes that leads to Daniel's disapproval of Tuesday's behavior when under the influence of a great deal of alcohol. Not as gripping a read as some of the others in the series but appropriately entitled and an enjoyable light read.

Book Blurb for Slow Ride

As a tribute to her late journalist father, Tuesday Jones is planning a career benefit, auctioning off racing memorabilia and meet-and-greets with drivers. Ex-racing star Diesel Lange has had his own brush with death, and is determined not to waste another minute of his life- especially when he meets Tuesday. He wants nothing more than to shift their romance into high gear, but he knows she's still grieving. Can Diesel do the one thing he could never do on the track and take it slow?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2011 4.00