Thursday, November 28, 2013

ARC Review: Full Throttle (Fast Track #7) by Erin McCarthy

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkeley
304 Pages

Easing into the turns…

As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn’t need a man bossing her around off of the track…

Putting the pedal to the metal…

But after a silly girls’ night at a fetish club, Shawn can’t get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He’s younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can’t imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it’s going to be one wild ride…

Shawn Hambry grew up on the race track. When her grandfather dies and leaves the track to her, she finally has everything she wants – there’s just one stipulation: in order to inherit the race track, she has to be married. Enter Rhett Ford, Shawn’s best friends’ brother-in-law. He may be younger than her, but from the moment they met there’s no denying their chemistry. Drunk and upset, Shawn asks Rhett to marry her and she’ll give him a hundred grand. Because Rhett see’s something in Shawn that he wants to explore, he says yes. 

I’ve got to say, going into this book I didn’t expect the marriage. It was a nice little addition to the book and it threw our two MC’s together in a funny way. Shawn was always in control of her life. She was the girl in the man’s world. When she invites Rhett in, she not only starts to lose control, but starts to realize that she likes it. Rhett, on the other hand, was looking for someone to control in the bedroom and believes that he found that in Shawn.

I’ve read Erin McCarthy’s work before, but in the New Adult genre. This was my first adult novel from her and I really enjoyed it. The situations these two found themselves in were hilarious and filled with witty conversations. Shawn challenged Rhett, talked back to him, yet filled his desires in the bedroom. While Rhett was someone who understood Shawn’s career and drive, he was someone who supported her and encouraged her. Despite their many differences, they managed to fit.

But since this is a romance novel, there had to be drama. Enter Shawn’s self-doubt. In succumbing to Rhett’s dominance, she ended up feeling like she was losing herself. And here is where she started to annoy me. Instead of talking to him, she froze up. She pushed his buttons, gave into his dominance and then freaked. She never took the time to think about why she enjoyed herself and about why Rhett was perfect for her. On the other hand, I enjoyed Rhett. From the beginning he was nothing but honest about what he wanted and who he was. Yet at every turn he was questioned by Shawn. His patience with her was endless and he was the younger one!

Overall, this was a good story. It was funny, endearing, and had very hot sex scenes (very hot).

I received an copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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