Name of book: Racing To Love (Carter's Treasure: Book 1)
Author: Amy Gregory
Publisher: Sapphire Publishing - June 7th, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Provided by the tour organizer...
-- My Rating --
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review.*
-- My Thoughts --
Racing To Love is a fast-paced, romantic love story with a touch of humour. I got hooked by the blurb from the start and the cover is very well-organized. I loved it! I'm really glad that I read this book...
As a professional, award-winning motocross racer, Molly knows the consequences of her job. Always surrounded by boys and men, she has learned to give them the cold shoulder so they will leave her alone. But what if this time, she doesn't want to give the cold shoulder? what if she actually likes the guy?
As a handsome motocross racer, Carter has girls running around him the whole time, but he has never cared about them. He needs someone who understands his job and its requirements, he has never found that someone, what if he finds all of this in a gorgeous racer he has just met?
When Molly and Carter's lives collide, the sparks consume them both. Molly has been through hard times, and now she wants to let go. But Brody, Molly's brother is not ready to let go of the sister he has tried so much to protect, he doesn't want her to get hurt by a man who is just the same as the others. Carter and Molly might think that they can be together, but Molly's past will not leave them alone. And this time,
someone from the past is out for blood.
Will Molly escape her horrible past? Will Carter be able to win her over? And will real love overcome all the ups and downs? If you are in love, then you will definitely enjoy reading this intriguing, romantic debut novel...
Well, this book doesn't actually look like a debut novel. It is very much more progressed and detailed than a debut. The pace is quick, it's a quick read. It looks like the author didn't want the description to take the focus away from the story. That's why the description is not very much, which leaves a good room to imagination.
And the characters are all unique and perceptive. I loved Molly, and Carter. But I would have to say that my favorite characters will be Carter's two best friends, Jesse and Eli. They added a wonderful sense of humour to the book, they got me laughing so hard through the book! And they say that Amy Gregory has this sense of humor, so that it shines through her book from cover to cover.
I gave this book 4 cupcakes, because romantic novels are always too predictable. You just know that they will be together at the end! But if you want to read an enjoyable, exhilarating book, then you should read Racing To Love...
And here today, we have the author AMY GREGORY and she has a guest post...
-- Guest Post --
My 10 Favorite Authors & Why …
This is going to be so difficult! I started reading young adult romances when I was probably younger than I should have been. The Sweet Dreams series hooked me and I’ve been a fan of the romance genre ever since.
In my early teens I found Danielle Steel. Again, probably younger than I should’ve been, but I devoured her books faster than they were published, re-reading several of them multiple times.
A few years ago I picked up a Nora Roberts book, Irish Dreams. Instantly I was drawn to her. I can’t read or watch anything suspenseful at all, so I shy away from her JD Robb books, but the others…I’ve read them all. I’m drawn to books involving dance or Ireland and she has both. Those books on my shelf are so worn, I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve read them.
Then I found Susan Mallery and Carly Phillips and my world was rocked again. Their writing styles are similar to my own. I love how Nora, Susan and Carly write in a series. I always feel like when the last page is turned, I’m a little let down because the story is so good I want to know more. I’ve become attached to the characters and I want their stories to continue, you can do that in a series. I love hot romance combined with great dialogue. These women have that and more.
My best friend is an avid reader as well, she raved about this author she had found. Following her advice I fell in love with Something Borrowed and its sequel Something Blue by Emily Griffin. I think I’ve now read them both roughly five times a piece!
When I began my journey into the writing industry I knew no one, had no contacts, and basically had no idea of what to do next after the stories were written. With the help of the Twitter world, I became friends with some ladies who, not only do I adore their work and devour their books the instant they hit the stands, but they’ve become treasured friends. Keri Ford, Renee Vincent, KE Saxon, Mari Carr and Jan Romes—these women are amazing. I think that has made them such special authors in my book. (No pun intended!) I can’t even count the number of times I’ve recommended their names to my friends. Now that I’m an author as well, it seems like even people I don’t know ask me all the time who I’d recommend. Especially in the erotic romance genre. That usually turns into a lengthy conversation as there are so many authors I adore in both the contemporary and erotic genres. I prefer stories that are fun, sassy and in the end the girl gets the guy. With these gals, I know I can trust I’ll be smiling when the last page is turned.
Don’t tell anyone, but I’m going to sneak in an eleventh author to my list. This woman is a very dear friend and has done more for me and my career than I can ever repay her for. A.L. Jackson. On top of being an amazing friend and person, her books are spectacular! Gripping, moving and at times heart-wrenching, and in the end you feel like you’ve ridden a roller-coaster along with the characters.
-- About The Author --
Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions. When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.
When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy giggles. “In bits and pieces,” she says.
Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created. Her debut novel, Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure, is set for release June 7, 2012.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory
Twitter - @AmyGregory548
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