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The Book Barista Reviews: In the Fast Lane by Audra North

The Book Barista logoTitle: In the Fast Lane

Series:  Hard Driving #1

Author:  Audra North

Release Date:  July 14, 2015

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

ISHO Add to Goodreads InTheFastLane ISHO SummaryLIFE IN THE FAST LANE

Racing cars is in Kerri Hart’s blood–literally, since it’s the family business. But Hart Racing is in dire financial straits, and as the only female rookie driver, Kerri’s sponsorship offers always tend to be of the unzipped racing-suit variety. It’s a message she’d rather not sell to her young fans. But how can she afford not to?


Ranger Colt knows how to make a woman’s heart race. But when his voice pops up on Kerri’s headset–while she’s in mid-tailspin–she’s in no mood for his charms. Colt Hardware now has a significant stake in the Hart family business, and Kerri has no choice but to work with him. But when her ex-boyfriend makes a very public, tabloid-fodder scene that threatens to tarnish her image, it’s Ranger who comes to the rescue. Pretending to be engaged to generate some good publicity seems like a good plan. In fact, it works–all too well. What begins as a ruse is revving up to feel a whole lot like the real thing. Will Kerri and Ranger’s fake-lationship take a wild turn. . .and lead them toward the finish?

“The type of book that keeps you up late into the night, In the Fast Lane is utterly addictive and completely satisfying. Audra North has her finger on the pulse of contemporary romance-flawless writing, smart heroines, and sexy-as-sin heroes.”- Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author. isho-my-opinion2I was pretty excited about this book.  For a change, the female is the racing car driving so I was all up to receiving the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

Kerri is the driver for her family racing team that is having financial difficulties.  Sadly, as expected in the industry, it’s difficult for her to be regarded as one of the boys and the idea of using her sex appeal to gain sponsors does not work for her.  She also has to deal with the media who are not very forgiving when it comes to her public image.

During a crazy situation with an ex on the track Kerri meets Ranger, the new part-owner of the Hart racing team.  The two of them have to work together to generate some good PR.  Their attraction to one another is instantaneous so their plan seems to work.

Both Kerri and Ranger have issues they have to deal with which may get in the way of their new relationship.  Along the way they steam up the sheets with their sexual chemistry.

I enjoyed this book and really liked both main characters as well as all the secondary characters.  I gave In the Fast Lane four yummy coffees.  I look forward to reading more in this series. NEW four coffee

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ISHO Author BioAudra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books.


WWW Wednesdays: July 8, 2015


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I am currently reading:

Manwhore by Katy Evans

I know. I know. I’m late to the party on this one.  Loving it so far!


Insider by Olivia Cunning

It’s awesome to be reading about Olivia Cunning’s rock stars again. Double bonus that it’s a whole new batch with a few old favourites thrown in.

What I recently read:

In the Fast Lane by Audra North

I really enjoyed this one.  It was my first time reading this author. I’ll be posting my review next week.

What I’m planning to read next:

Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans

This is the reason why I’m finally reading the first book in the series.  I have to get with the program.

Now I want to know what your W…W…W… are.