Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Racing to Love by Amy Gregory/ VBTOUR

Photobucket


 

 

Excerpt:

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.”

 
Author Bio

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

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

 

 

Publisher Author Page

Blog

Twitter - @AmyGregory548

Links to Buy

Amazon

 


My Review:

This was a romance novel through and through.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  Molly West was a damaged youth, taken in by James and Karen Norland who continued to work with her in the sport of motocross racing.   She had been racing since she was four years old.  After her biological mother died, Molly was left at the unmerciless hands of her father, Ray.  He physically abused her until the day he actually could've killed her and was sent to prison for attempted murder.   That's when she met the Norlands who took her in as one of their own.   They were over protective parents to both her and her brother Brody; as they knew what she had gone through and the scars it left.   The story was one filled with love for the broken girl and the frailties scarring her soul.   Would she ever be able to let a man near her?   Was there such a thing as a good man out there?   You'll have to read the book to know if Carter Sterling is the one or not.

Ok, the writing was clear and direct.   I know more about motocross racing than I expected to now and Amy Gregory did an excellent job in developing her characters.   Molly was not depicted as weak in any sense of the word....she was a strong athletic woman and could hold her own in a sport full of men.   But she certainly had some baggage from her past.   Along with her good looks and her famous career sport, she had attracted a stalker who sent a variety of assorted threatening letters.   Molly had a lot to overcome; but she also had a lot of people who loved and cared for her.  Her parents, her brother,his girlfriend  and her new found friends Carter, Eli and Jesse.   You could just love all of them, they were so well rounded.  It was delightful sharing their world, even if it was a short ride!  Some adult scenes were included, but all in the name of love!

Blogspots participating in tour:


July 23 - TE Garden of Books
July 31 - Crazy Four Books -
August 6 - Tana Rae Reads -
August 8 - The Story of a Girl
August 9 - Journey With Books
August 10 - A Date with a Book
August 12 - My Reading Addiction
August 13 - In Between
August 14 - Paulette's Papers
                                             August 15 - My Devotional Thoughts      
August 16 - My Cozie Corner
                                                           August 17 - Sweeping the USA






 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

 

 


3 comments:

Amy Gregory said...

Thank you so much for hosting my debut! I appreciate your support :)
Hugs,
A

Beth Cutwright said...

It's always nice to be appreciated, thank you. Just keep writing Amy, I did enjoy your book immensely and look forward to more!!

Amy Gregory said...

Yay!!! Well, I hope to keep you happy my dear! Jesse's story is next, I can't wait to hear what you think :)
A