Fast Track

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Fast Track

Have to admit I was thrilled to see that Julie Garwood had written a new book. I immediately put it on my must read list and I wasn’t in the least disappointed. Neither will you. FAST TRACK is about looking at life through new glasses. When life throws you a curve you are faced with decisions. Those decisions may just change the course of your life. The question is whether or not those changes were necessarily for the better. Be prepared to get sucked into a storyline that will keep you glued for its entirety.

Life as Cordelia Kane was never going to be the same. This she understood all too well with her beloved and devoted father Andrew succumbing to a massive heart attack leaving her alone. Her mother died when she was very young leaving Andrew to raise his daughter on his own. Their life together was unique and there was no denying the shared love between these two.

Cordelia’s life was going to change when she entered school and become best buddies with two classmates Sophia and Regan. They couldn’t have come from different backgrounds and economic classes. But when you are five none of that matters. These three formed a fast friendship that would last them into their adulthood. So when Cordelia’s father dies this group of friends and their families took immediate action assuring that their friend would have people to depend on and most important lean on.

As I said before Cordelia spent quite a lot of time with Sophia and Regan and got to know Regan’s brothers pretty well. Enough to develop a young girls crush on Aiden the oldest. All the brothers treated all three girls like little sisters. But little girls grow up and Cordelia was becoming quite beautiful. Too beautiful to ignore and men were definitely starting to take notice.

Her relationship was going to take quite a turn with Aiden as she uncovers facts about her life that leave her adrift. What she had grown up believing was now in question. The dilemma was what to do with her new found knowledge. The easy thing would be to shelve this whole issue. It wasn’t going to really change her life much – or would it. How do you know what the right thing is?

Is it better leaving that rock alone or unearth what could possibly be a startling revelation about life as you know it. That whole opening a can of worms issue. What should Cordelia do?

What begins as a story about searching for one’s real identity starts to unravel pretty quickly into a great mystery. Julie Garwood has surpassed herself with the creation of the character Cordelia. Garwood created an amazingly entertaining strong character with a mind of her own. You can’t wait to see what will come out her mouth next. Sometimes shockingly funny. Other times quite provocative. Cordelia is Julie Garwood’s masterpiece come to life in this fast paced mystery that will have you wondering if turning a blind eye isn’t better for your well-being. FAST TRACK is about taking chances in life. Be prepared to meet quite a collection of characters in FAST TRACK. You won’t like them all but I promise you they will stay with you long after you’ve finished this book. Applause for Julie Garwood.

Book Blurb for Fast Track

A corrupt congressman, a mother’s secrets, and a sizzling romance ignite passion and suspense in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl?her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.

Cordelia can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.

Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia’s best friend’s older brother. He’s oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he unknowingly puts her life at risk. He’s recently angered a powerful congressman by refusing to purchase overvalued land. Congressman Chambers is not a man to let such an offense slide, and he has the resources to get even and to get what he wants.

In Australia sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but multiple attempts on Aiden’s life are made while Cordelia is with him, and he realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 4.50