Narrator: Emily Durante
Series: Fast Track #1
Published by Tantor Audio on September 10, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Length: 8 hrs 29 mins
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Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man--just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.
Really, really enjoyed this romance. It was sweet, sexy and just nice. There was a happy ending and not too much stress getting there. Tamara wants to take it slow, which is totally understandable and Elec might just be the perfect man. It didn’t make me cry, it didn’t make me want to yell at the couple to just get their act together. For me, it was what a romance should be.
Elec and Tamara are both honestly good people. Tamara did annoy me a little at times, especially her harping on about her stretch marks. Granted, Elec couldn’t have cared less about it, he thought she was gorgeous, but I felt like her body issues were a little over the top. Other than that, though, they both felt like people I could enjoy hanging out with.
Sometimes audios don’t work well for romances with sex scenes, but this one was good. It was sexy, but didn’t trip over into cheesy and didn’t have me blushing while doing the dishes. The narrator did a good job distinguishing all the characters and I liked how she gave a warmth to Tamara and Elec’s thoughts about each other. She also makes the light-hearted/amusing moments down-right funny. I’m hoping she narrates the next in the series, too.
I’m not a racing fan, but you don’t have to be to enjoy the camaraderie of the drivers and the inherent danger in the sport. The racing world actually makes a great setting. The people seem decent and hard-working, and there’s a feeling of family.
I’m glad I picked this one up. I don’t remember who brought the series to my attention, but I’m glad they did. I’ve already got the next one ready to go on my player.