Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Slow Ride by Erin McCarthy

PhotobucketSlow Ride
Book 5 in the Fast Track series
Author: Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9780425243961
Release date: 10/4/2011
Author's website: Erin McCarthy
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?
I have read Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series and have loved all the books up until now that is. Not that this was a bad book but it was missing something special to help move it along.

Tuesday Jones first meets the retired NASCAR driver Daniel "Diesel" Lang at her fathers funeral. A few days later she ends up spitting cake into his hand at her best friends wedding. How is that for a meet and greet?!? Tuesday ends up drinking too much at the wedding just to make it through it, so lots of champagne is in order.

Diesel was in a horrible crash that left with a crushed knee. The accident left him not being able to drive anymore and was forced into retirement. Now a days he resorts to living a pretty quiet life which he has began to enjoy.

Tuesday and Diesel are very much attracted to each other from the moment at the wedding and decide to start up a relationship. As the book goes on they have tons of sex but even the sex scenes seem drawn out but are hot. The whole book is really about Tuesday and her drinking problem which she does to get over her fathers death. She ends up embarrassing herself on more than one occasion.

Tuesday has her moments where I actually liked her because she was so sarcastic and funny but that want enough to make me want to be a fan of hers. Diesel on the other hand was the man and I very much felt a connection with him. I enjoyed him through out the entire book. I just wished the story had a little more plot and conflict to help me push through the story better. This would have made more interesting for sure.

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