Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is coming September 28th!!!
Racer by Katy Evans
Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
4 Champion CROWNS
Racer is my first foray into this series with these characters, which can absolutely be read as a standalone novel. I found the story to be fast paced and very steamy.
Racer Tate epitomizes the bad boy image: illegal street racer, looks that kill, and an unwillingness to be tied down. While the emphasis on his blue eyes and dimples is commented on numerous times, the underlying issue that plagues this man is a unique twist on his character. It certainly plays a part of his incredible high and vivaciousness for life. What readers will expect and get in spades is the domineering, alpha. He lays claims over the heroine and does anything and everything to woo her, and while I didn’t personally connect to his character like some of Katy’s other heroes, I still found him to be likable.
Lana is heroine who was a little two dimensional for me. She is likable. There isn’t actually a negative aspect of her character that I could identify, but there also wasn’t a resounding connection to her either. Her resistance to Racer is a little on the weak side, not that I can really blame her, but her connection to her dad and her desire to help their racing team survive makes her character enjoyable.
Racer is without a doubt one of the fastest paced book by Katy Evans that I have ever read. If you pick this one up, be warned that it is insta-love/insta-lust. The chemistry is explosive with little reason as to why they are drawn to each other. There are glimpses of them getting to know each other, but there is little emotional intimacy. Readers get more emotional intimacy, especially at the end of the novel, but I would have liked to see a bit more of an real connection early on in the novel. It would have made the relationship more authentic and enjoyable, although the physical intimacy is pretty awesome (probably the steamiest book I’ve read from this author).
I’ve loved her playboys, her billionaires, and her presidents! While I didn’t fall head over heals in love with Racer, the story still entertained me and was an enjoyable experience.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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I’m still reeling. While people approach him, he cuts a path straight to me, his gaze penetrating and target-like; making me want to bolt.
His lips do that little upward tilt they do that seems so sexy, and for a second, I feel like I’m lightheaded.
I gulp, and then feel mad at myself for acting like some idiot as fucking devil-Racer Tate reaches me, throws himself into a seat next to me, and turns to look at me expectantly with the most gorgeous grin on his face.
I don’t know what to say.
This guy has left me sort of speechless.
“So … ” I say, staring in the distance at his beat-up mustang, then at him.
“So … ” he says too, in his deep voice, his smile a little more wicked than it was two seconds ago. He glances at my mouth.
Why am I licking my lips?
It only made his eyes narrow and darken.
I open my mouth to speak, failing to find words. He smells like sweat and soap and shampoo, and I feel my traitorous nipples push up to my top again. Why do they do that when he’s around?
“This is illegal,” I state.
His voice is husky from exertion, and his eyes glint with laughter. “That’s why it’s fun.”
I look away from his eyes, trying to focus and clear my head. He leans over and peers into my face, his face shadowed by the moonlight and his jaw now carrying a little scruff. “Are we in agreement?” he presses.
“No.” I glare and shake my head, meeting his cocky gaze. “You’re reckless, Racer.”
“So are you, Alana.”
“It’s just … Lana.”
His brows fly up in surprise. “And a bit of a liar too.”
I purse my lips, still glaring as my gaze goes back to his car. Girls are rubbing against it as if it were him, and I find it disgusting. Why are women always acting so slutty around race car drivers and bad boys?
“You crashed your car,” I say flippantly.
“You crashed my car,” he contradicts, amused.
I laugh, then scowl in his direction. “You crashed it more. I can’t believe you were making such a fuss about me crashing into you when it was just a little kiss—”
He leans in to peck my lips—fast but firmly. “That’s a kiss.”
I lose my breath.
My eyes wide.
He eases back, lips smiling as he comes to his feet and stretches his hand out to take me by the elbow and help me to my feet.
“Let’s get out of here.” He starts walking, leading the way.
“And go where?”
“Anywhere I can get my hands on you.”
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
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