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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Fast Track - Erin McCarthy

ISBN: 0425243966 (ISBN13: 9780425243961) 
Primary language: English 
Series: Fast Track #5 
Characters: Tuesday Jones, Diesel Lange 

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? 

This is the fifth book in the Fast Track series. So far I have loved every one of them and this is no different. In my real life, I couldn’t watch a car race if my life depended on it BLEH! but give me a Fast Track Novel and I’m on the edge of my seat. Firstly, this book was different from the others in the series, whereas it wasn’t situated around the race track.

Diesel (Dan) is an ex car racer, who is unable to drive anymore because of a horrific car accident he was involved in on the track two years ago. He now restores old race cars to mint condition, is very recluse and emotionally closed up. The poor guy has a bunged up knee, and even though he is described as quiet handsome, sadly all I could imagine was an old hobble. He first meets Tuesday at the funeral of her Father and is instantly attracted to her.

Tuesday is the racing world’s gossiper. She writes a blog tracking the everyday lives of all the racers. Basically a big mouth. She is currently overcoming the death of her father and is having trouble dealing with the loss. After meeting Diesel at the funeral she runs into him again at a wedding. Trying to numb her emotions of grief she turns to lots of alcohol. Diesel gives Tuesday a lift home and from there the pair begins to pursue a friendship together. Throughout the novel you watch Tuesday go thru highs and lows, using alcohol as an emotional blocker. 

Like all the Fast Track novels, the impending doom that usually happens, doesn’t. These books are more just a story of watching two people with a mutual attraction come together. No massive blows out here people. There was the underlying issues of Tuesday perhaps having a drinking problem which in turn led to alot of arguments between Diesel and her, but even that was dealt with rationally. 

Im not saying this book was boring, it wasn’t. I love the Fast Track novel series! The romance was hot! The amount of sex these two had, made me walk funny! And even with Diesels bung knee he manages to have the wicked marathon sex. He always had doubt in his mind that his knee would blow any minute, but it was never a dampener on things. Diesel is even a little bit of a Dominant – not Red Room of Pain Dom – but needs to be in charge. The pair was pretty feisty. 

The ending was sudden, but the book needed to wrap up. The book was a good read, and anyone who has read the series would enjoy it. You could read this as a standalone, but there are some characters that would be hard to follow if you did. .

1 comment:

Blue Shedevil said...

I love this series, and that's an anomaly for me because I don't do straight up romance as a rule, but being from the DEEP South, I felt like I knew these characters. Probably dated about half of them. They always make me laugh. Great review.

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