The last place widowed single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a man was at the racetrack. Been there, done that. But rookie driver Elec Monroe sure does get her heart racing.
©2008 Erin McCarthy (P)2012 Tantor
This is my first Erin McCarthy book and series. I've been waiting for this series to come to audio. The narrator Emily Durante is very good and the characters are fantastic. Ms. McCarthy writes erotic romance so this series is not for those who like "vanilla' or "classic" romance novels. The language and the writing is very sexy but romance theme runs throughout. Tamara and Elec's love story was sweet and hot.
I would recommend this series for those who are fans of erotic romance or for those looking for more spicy, sexy romance story with plenty of wit and laughs.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
I rarely read straight forward romance novels, but the many recommendations and reviews influenced me to give it a go. The story gets going early on... the inner conflicts, insecurities, and personal issues facing Tamara & Elec are unveiled and explored within the first few chapters in concert with their first encounter. Tamara is a strong, independent, decent person who allows herself to get involved with a slightly younger man despite her many reservations. Elec's character is certainly mature, romantic, and equally decent. The plot seemed to flow naturally... not forced. Honestly, their journey was rather sweet.
My 3 star rating isn't a measure exclusively of the story or narration but also because I find that romance ONLY novels aren't really for me. I crave the romance but seem to need some other subplot to be enveloped... a mystery, conflict, etc. I have enjoyed many a highland romance. Though I don't expect to go any further in the series, "Flat Out Sexy" was an enjoyable distraction.
Tamara is a widow with two young children trying to please everyone while doing everything and placing herself last. (Every mother can relate to this!) Then she stumbles into the younger Elec and....well...[sigh] She attempts to claim a little piece of time for herself with a secret relationship with Elec; of course, the "secret" doesn't last long. I really enjoyed this story and the compassion and understanding shown by the characters. Sometimes Tamara got a little irritating going back and foth-I mean my gosh the man was even cleaning up after himself!- and she continued to vacillate? ..But she was very easy to relate to (indecision and all).
I love finding a new series I can enjoy! If you like the contemporary romances of Susan Andersen, Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery - you'll enjoy this book as well.
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