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Jun 26

{eBook Tour} Review: Racing to Love – Carter’s Story by Amy Gregory

Title: Racing to Love – Carter’s Treasure 
Author: Amy Gregory 
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Comedy / Drama 
Length:  79,000 words 
Source: CBLS

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From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Unfortunately, they were all the same, all after one thing, and she had absolutely no use for them. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Occasionally, she had to resort to her sass—and her brother.

Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits. When she stood toe-to-toe with the sex in jeans, she knew right then and there that the man her adoptive mother always told her was out there, was now standing right in front of her.

Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her. A girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong.

Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

Racing to Love is Amy Gregory’s debut novel and is one I will reread many times. The story begins with Molly and Carter meeting and both being hit with something neither expected . . . Love! You get swept up into the lives of these two wonderful people and all the friends and family connected – sadly you also go on the pain-filled roller coaster ride of Molly’s history, both learning of it and living through it’s return.

I loved the fact they are both motocross riders. She’s a famous Motocross, X Games Gold winner and trick rider and since he’s in the same field, they can both understand the needs and reality of each others lives.

The twists are not what I was expecting at first, and even once I thought I’d figured out who the "problem" was, I was still thrown when the "why" was revealed.

Racing to Love is not just another sappy love story, this one has heart, bite, and guy that won’t let anything or anyone stand in the way of his girl.

This is the first of the series and I can’t wait for the next to come out. It’s a book I couldn’t put down, kept me up all night to read, and made me both giggle and cry by the end. If you like a little mystery in your HEA, this is one book you have to read!

They continued to walk back toward the pits, but he stopped when they were in the darkened hallway, just before they would have rounded the corner and been seen.

Molly’s heart sped.

He was still holding her hand, but turned to face her as he placed his other hand on her waist. She sucked in a breath when he stepped forward. Her first instinct was to be anxious, to cower back, but something in those ice blue eyes told her she didn’t have to be afraid.

When he had leaned in to kiss her when they were sitting on the track, she’d panicked. And then when he had started to move away, she’d panicked again—for a different reason entirely.

Those flip-flopping emotions were about to drive her crazy.

Now, in the dimmed corridor, Molly closed her eyes to catch her breath and to search for a decision. He’d been rubbing his thumb on her waist, but his movements stopped when her eyes dropped closed. The soothing strokes didn’t continue until she finally reopened her eyes and dragged her attention up his chest and past his Adam’s apple. She continued up until she locked her gaze with his. When she offered him a hesitant smile, he began stroking her again with a warm smile on his lips.

Staring down at her, he let go of her hand and skimmed the back of his over her cheek. She felt her heart thundering, her pulse racing when she ran her hands up his chest, feeling each and every rippled muscle. She’d never purposely touched a man like this before. Sure, she’d felt Brody’s muscles when she’d smacked him for one reason or another. Or when trying to push him off of her after he’d wrestled her to the ground being an ornery brother and all. But this? This was foreign.

Her eyes were back on her own fingers, taking everything in. She stopped at his heart and could feel it pounding hard beneath the soft cotton t-shirt.

“Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice.

She could tell he was waiting for eye contact again before continuing. “Yeah?” she whispered.

“I’m going to fall in love with you.”

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 Gregory 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  

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About the author

Mistress Anya

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages 0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters and a life-long reader. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.

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  1. Maria D.

    Great review and Fantastic excerpt! I love the sound of this book and will be getting this one soon!

    1. Amy Gregory

      Thanks so much Maria! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
      Hugs,
      A

  2. Daryl Devore

    good review – interesting to know the reveal surprised you. Great excerpt.

    1. Amy Gregory

      Daryl,
      Thanks so much!!! 🙂 I appreciate it.
      hugs,
      A

  3. Becky C

    Oooh! I love getting in on the begining of a new series. I will be reading this one for sure!

    1. Amy Gregory

      Becky,
      That is awesome to hear! I will give you a hint, Carter’s friend Jesse – he’s a Texas boy…
      Hugs,
      A

  4. Melissa Limoges

    Very nice review. Sounds like an awesome book.

    1. Amy Gregory

      Melissa,
      Thank you sooo much! I appreciate it dearly.
      Hugs,
      A

  5. Joanne B

    Thanks for the great review and excerpt. This book sounds like a winner. Can’t wait to read it.

    1. Amy Gregory

      Joanne,
      Thanks for your support! I hope you like the series <3
      Hugs,
      A

  6. Amy Gregory

    Aine,
    Thank you soooo much for having me today! I really am truly grateful for your support <3
    hugs,
    A

  7. Brenda

    Sounds great!

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