Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy

Title:   Hard and Fast
Author: Erin McCarthy
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Fast Track #2
Main Characters: Ty McCordle & Imogen Wilson
Release Date: July 2010
ISBN0425235491 or 
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
The sequel to Flat-Out Sexy, starring a bad boy race car driver hero who's met his match-from a hot USA Today bestselling author. Grad student Imogen Wilson realizes she's hit on the perfect thesis for her sociology degree. If she follows the so-called "rules" on how to get a man, can she steer her way into the world and hearts of stock race car drivers, and establish their dating- and mating-patterns? Although sexy and reckless racer Ty McCordle is the ideal test subject, Imogen knows that for the sake of science, she can't give in to her growing attraction for him. Yet he's the one who's chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty will satisfy all her curiosity-and make all the risks worthwhile...

My Review:
Opposites attract and you don't get more opposite than Ty and Imogene. He's the bad-boy of racing...always willing to try anything. She's a very methodical grad student in sociology that analyzes everything from all angles. But together the sparks fly and it's a fabulous romp on the race circuit!

Loved this book and I loved the fact that Ty and Imogene could not be more different from each other, but for them, that difference works beautifully. They each enhance the other and make each other better people. 

Imogene is nerd-like in her constant quest to ask "why?" It really makes her character endearing and sweet. The things that she says are so totally humorous because she is right up-front about everything. There is no internal filter for her...almost socially awkward in the fact, but it works because there isn't anything mean about what she's saying. Just the facts as they matter how shocking the words are to hear in the moment.

Ty has a debilitating case of dyslexia that has kept him from learning to read. Not exactly the type of person that you would expect to hook up with an academic, but he's so smart. He has learned how to cope with his issues and he copes with them the point that only his assistant knows about them. The fact that he listens to Shakespeare on audio constantly and memorizes his favorite passages for Imogene simply made my heart go pitter-pat.

I loved these two together. They have incredible chemistry...this is another sizzling book! WOW! Completely enjoyable read...another GREAT addition to the Fast Track series. LOVE these bad boys of racing and the gals that love them!


Amanda (On a Book Bender) said...

I saw the book cover and got all distracted...

Christi Snow said...

Hehe...I know, Amanda! I finished the book 2 days ago and still have it sitting here by the computer so that I can enjoy the view. ;o) smiles...