OMG…Writing a review for this boy is going to be tough….because I love him SO MUCH. Evans’ gives us the tale of Racer, Remy’s son, and damn does she deliver!
Racer Tate lives his life in the fast lane, fast cars and fast women. He’s in love with the chase and he’ll stop at nothing to get to the finish line. But when he sets eyes on Lana, just like his Daddy, he knows the woman of his dreams when he sees her. And he’ll do whatever it takes to get her…even go legit.
As an illegal street racer, he’s lived on the edge and not only in the moral sense; Racer also suffers from the same infliction as his father. And his fear that his mind can overtake him and drive Lana away is something he can’t afford. Fast racing calms him and Lana soothes him. Mix them together and Racer feels invincible.
I want to personally thank Katy for writing another character with mental illness and NOT painting him in a negative light. YES there are parts of mental illness that ARE negative but it does not mean that you are not deserving or capable of life. I loved that Racer was very aware of his illness and though he knew the dangers of not taking his medication, he was also conscious enough to know his natural de-stressers while trying to find his triggers. It’s tough and adding that in beside trying to win over the love of your life makes for a REALITY that readers can connect to, especially those with mental illness.
On the side for Lana, this is a strong female character who is aware of the struggles of being a female in a male driven world. Her family respects her and her knowledge but she still struggles with push back..NOT because she is female, but because she is the baby sister. It’s a bit of a different take that worked in Evans’ favor. I also loved the fact that while Racer is pursuing her…he respects and appreciates her knowledge. He also trusts Lana in every aspect, on the track and in bed.
Just an all around great read that had me turning every page faster and faster. Love love love these two!
Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is coming September 28th!!!
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.
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.”
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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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