REVIEW – RACER (Real #7) by Katy Evans

SYNOPSIS

A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…
but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

5+++ “Let Me Love You” Stars!

-Not even winning feels as good as the drive. The moment I hit that pedal, I’m alive.

 

Lana Heyworth is a gorgeous 22 yr. old woman whose family is everything to her. She moved to Europe a few years ago with her dad & three brothers to start a Formula One team called HW Racing. They all gave up everything for this life, and they haven’t had a very successful racing career so far. This is her fathers dream, therefore it’s hers too. With their team on its last leg, Lana volunteers to find new talent. They’ve lost hope of winning, but she convinces them to give her a chance, & heads to St. Petersburg to scout possible drivers for their team. While there she collides with a hot guy named Racer Tate.

Racer Tate is the son of the famous fighter Remington Tate. He was raised to follow in his dad’s footsteps, but Racer was more into cars & speed. He lives for the adrenaline, and has serious talent. He has a reputation as the best & fastest driver. He enjoys his freedom & independence, and does what he wants.

 

Lana won’t settle for anything but the best & is a woman on a mission. Her family’s dream is to win the Formula One championship. After getting to know more about the mysterious Racer Tate, she thinks he might be their only hope. She’s found what she’s looking for & believes in him. She wants to put him behind the wheel of her fathers car, & is determined to ignore the way he makes her pulse race and her heart flutter. She’s intrigued by him, but has to keep things professional. If they are going to work closely together, she can’t complicate things by lusting after him. She wants to focus all her energy on winning.

Racer met Lana & knew she was the one. He can’t explain it, but he feels a strong connection, and is extremely protective & possessive of her. She’s the fixer, always taking care of everyone. He wants to take care of her, & make her his in every way. He’s going after her & has no plans of backing off.

 

 

-He’s seriously god’s handiwork. The natural selection process of evolution couldn’t be enough to produce something like him. He’s illegal.

-Something happened, something is happening- every second we look at each other, every breath he and I take.

-He looks at me as if he’s known me for a long time. Maybe, even, as if he’s waited for me for a long, long time.

-I don’t know what it is about her, but from the moment I saw her I wanted to claim, conquer, and own.

-This guy makes me greedy for those eyes of his, the way the blue turns a little more electric when he looks at me, and I’m both shy at the idea of those eyes seeing me, and at the same time, I’m excited about it.

 

The last thing Lana needs is to get involved with a driver, but she finds Racer’s presence both soothing & exciting. She starts to want him for herself as much as she wants to win the championship. She becomes obsessed with everything about him & feels drawn to him. There’s an undeniable chemistry between them, & once they touch they can’t get enough of one another. Lana is completely & thoroughly seduced by Racer, and has never felt so wanted. She craves & adores everything about him. He totally undoes her. He’s sexy, confident, reckless, charming, intense, demanding, real, powerful, & addictive.

This is my favorite book I’ve read this year! As much as I love Remy, I fell even harder for his son Racer. Racer is such a complex, beautiful person. He’s all alpha, but he’s also so tender. Like his father, when he falls, he falls hard & it’s all consuming. When he finds the one for him, he’s all in. He feels such a raw need for Lana, & won’t stop fighting until she’s his.

 

-“I don’t know what to do with you.”

-He smirks, shooting me a sidelong glance. “I know exactly what to do with you.”

-He starts to kiss me in ways I never knew a human being on this earth could be kissed, a kiss that touches every part of me, my lips and body, my mind, my heart, my very soul.

-Racer. My Racer. All mine, I think greedily. I want everything that he is, all for me.

-Can you love someone so hard that every part of your being feels it? Yes, my heart whispers.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I didn’t think I would ever find something like this ever again, much less that it could surpass it. I feel my heart almost burst open as I lie in bed cuddled up to this man who holds me to his chest now protecting me with his body against anything and everything. He lays over me as my shield.

 

 

RACER is the seventh installment of the ”REAL” series which focuses on Remy and Brooke’s son, Racer Tate. It seems that the apple has not fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Racer, except that instead of following in his dad’s footsteps and becoming an MMA fighter, he is one of the hottest and best illegal street racers in the country. But he is very much haunted by the same demons as his father and he is of a singular mindset once that special woman catches his eye.

Racer meets Alana Heyworth during a minor fender bender while fighting for a parking spot. The moment they meet there is this underlying but intense spark that neither of them expected or can deny, but Lana is in the states for a very important reason and she’s not about to let a possible romantic entanglement mess with her family’s future. Lana co-owns HW RACING, a Formula One team, along with her father and three brothers. When their mother left them and they found out their father was dying from cancer, the Heyworth’s all decided to sell everything they owned and put it all into their father’s dream of owning a Formula One racing team. HW Racing recently lost their star driver and Lana has made it her mission to find the absolute best driver to replace him.

 

 

Racer and Lana meet up a couple of times and although there is some intense flirting going on, more so on Racer’s side, he is able to impress Lana with his incredible driving abilities and soon he is flying off to Australia to become a Formula One driver. While Lana tries her hardest to keep things professional with Racer, she proves to be no match for his tenacity. He is determined to make Lana his and is pulling out all the stops to make that happen.

 

 

When Lana finally succumbs to Racer’s seduction, these two are practically burning up the sheets with their white-hot passion. While things seem to only intensify between Racer and Lana, they both have some demons that have the power to tear the lovers apart. Can Lana finally put the past to rest? Will Racer be able to trust that Lana can handle his darkness?

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 2.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

RACER is currently available!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2vdmnsx
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/u6Afj4
iBooks: https://goo.gl/s1EHS7
Nook: https://goo.gl/zoTe8X
Kobo: https://goo.gl/WgX9oJ

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