Racer by Katy Evans
Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!
A bad boy with something to prove.
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.
I’m still reeling. While people approach him, he cuts a path straight to me, his gaze penetrating and target-like; making me want to bolt.
His lips do that little upward tilt they do that seems so sexy, and for a second, I feel like I’m lightheaded.
I gulp, and then feel mad at myself for acting like some idiot as fucking devil-Racer Tate reaches me, throws himself into a seat next to me, and turns to look at me expectantly with the most gorgeous grin on his face.
I don’t know what to say.
This guy has left me sort of speechless.
“So … ” I say, staring in the distance at his beat-up mustang, then at him.
“So … ” he says too, in his deep voice, his smile a little more wicked than it was two seconds ago. He glances at my mouth.
Why am I licking my lips?
It only made his eyes narrow and darken.
I open my mouth to speak, failing to find words. He smells like sweat and soap and shampoo, and I feel my traitorous nipples push up to my top again. Why do they do that when he’s around?
“This is illegal,” I state.
His voice is husky from exertion, and his eyes glint with laughter. “That’s why it’s fun.”
I look away from his eyes, trying to focus and clear my head. He leans over and peers into my face, his face shadowed by the moonlight and his jaw now carrying a little scruff. “Are we in agreement?” he presses.
“No.” I glare and shake my head, meeting his cocky gaze. “You’re reckless, Racer.”
“So are you, Alana.”
“It’s just … Lana.”
His brows fly up in surprise. “And a bit of a liar too.”
I purse my lips, still glaring as my gaze goes back to his car. Girls are rubbing against it as if it were him, and I find it disgusting. Why are women always acting so slutty around race car drivers and bad boys?
“You crashed your car,” I say flippantly.
“You crashed my car,” he contradicts, amused.
I laugh, then scowl in his direction. “You crashed it more. I can’t believe you were making such a fuss about me crashing into you when it was just a little kiss—”
He leans in to peck my lips—fast but firmly. “That’s a kiss.”
I lose my breath.
My eyes wide.
He eases back, lips smiling as he comes to his feet and stretches his hand out to take me by the elbow and help me to my feet.
“Let’s get out of here.” He starts walking, leading the way.
“And go where?”
“Anywhere I can get my hands on you.”
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If you are looking for something that is immensely intense, massively addictive, fast-paced and just down right filthy, then look no further. Racer is a MUST for all fans of Remington Tate and the Real book series, I promise you will not be disappointed. Racer is a carbon copy of his father.
I am huge fan of the Real series, so when I heard that Katy was writing a book for Remy’s boy, I thought I was going to pee my pants I was so excited.
When I first started reading I was expecting to find Racer following in his Dad’s footsteps, and becoming a fighter, but that was quite the opposite. Although he is built like a boxer, what gets Racer’s adrenaline pumping is racing. Currently the leading champion in illegal street racing, Racer doesn’t lose, in fact it’s at St. Petersburg Indy-Car race that he literally bumps into Lana.
Lana is the assigned team PR and the younger sister to her three brothers, Clay, Drake, and Adrian. All four of them own and run the Formula One team, HW RACING TEAM with their father. With their Dad being sick and the team on the verge of going under, Lana wants to make her Dad’s dream come true. She takes it upon herself and promises her family that she will save the team and bring back the next Number One Driver.
Lana travels to St. Petersburg to scope out possible talent, she goes to park her car when she smacks into a cherry red Mustang that just so happens to be owned by the hot and terribly handsome Racer Tate. The chemistry is instant and so off the charts, exactly what you would expect from Baby Tate. Lana watches the race and it becomes abundantly clear that Racer is a natural, and exactly what she’s looking for. But with the intense attraction that this couple has, Lana doesn’t want anything to get in the way of her father’s dream and so puts the breaks on anything happening between them. Racer agrees knowing full well that he will get what he wants, because once a Tate has his sights set on you, there is no escaping.
I loved Racer, I loved that he had the same animalistic and predatory traits as Remy. It felt like I was reading Remington Tate: The Younger Years, and I couldn’t get enough of it. I was thrilled to see the whole Tate family, and what they were all up to now, it was like nothing had changed. Even now my heart still skipped a beat when Remy made an appearance. The love and affection that this family has for each other is so incredibly beautiful. Knowing Racer’s secret, they’re all so protective of him, especially Remy; with good reason.
Although I really enjoyed this book, I will admit I wasn’t a huge fan of Lana. She got on my wick at times, with her mixed signals, and her innocent persona. Pushing Racer away when things got to heated, but then to throw a fit when finding out he was attending a party, that may involve woman. I mean c’mon, you can’t have it both ways Lana. Also she is quite inexperienced, she’s only been with one other person. So when she starts saying certain things during their sexy moments, about how wet she is, it makes me cringe. Ugh!!
Racer was the perfect addition to the Real series, and Katy has done an amazing job writing a grown -up Racer. I couldn’t have asked for better, he is exactly what I wanted and hoped for. Brilliant!!
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
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