Goodreads Rating: 4.19 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance
Publication Date: September 28th 2017
Publisher: Everafter Romance
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.
Finally caught up to the Real series. Racer is a great book which features a next generation character. Our protagonist is Racer Tate. He’s no longer the cute baby I adored in the previous novels. He’s a grown up and is very much like his father, Remington Tate (Real, Mine,Remy). He’s intense, charismatic, athletic and thrill-seeker except he didn’t follow his father’s footsteps in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). His name says it all. He’s naturally talented and born to dominate the motorsport industry.
His love interest was Lana Heyworth. The only way to save their family’s F-1 racing team (HW Racing Team) was to recruit a new driver for the upcoming tournament. It’s their last chance and Lana doesn’t want to disappoint her father whose passion was racing. With Lana’s determination, her exhaustion was worth it when she met Racer. Their first encounter was sort of a meet cute moment but I don’t mind. He’s an illegal street racer and seeing his performance, she believed he can win the championships.
Sparks ignited between Racer and Lana. They shared a great chemistry and no matter how Lana resists her attraction, it drives Racer to pursue her more. It reminds me of Brooke and Remy’s story. Simple and sexy but Racer and Lana’s story is less complicated than them. I love the motorsport aspect was perfectly highlighted and descriptive. It adds to the ambiance and makes me feel like I’m watching an actual race.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. The only downside in this book was the sexy times were dragged on. It’s almost boring and I tried hard not to skim pages. My pace starts to pick up by 70% mark and everything went smoothly in the end. No worries if you jumped into this book even if you haven’t started the series because it can be read as a standalone.