Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Racing to Love by Amy Gregory

Contemporary Romance

Title: Racing to Love

Author: Amy Gregory

Date Published: 6/7/2012


About the Book: 
From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded by men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits.  
Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.  

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her—a girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong. Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

My Review:
I chose to read this book as I love a good romance. I love motorcycles, as my husband and daughter are riders themselves. I loved the cover and thought the synopsis sounded great book. However, I was not as satisfied once I read the book.
It was not a horrible book, but not the quality of writing I’m used to in a romance. Carter and Molly immediately fall in love with each other, but I was not convinced of this immediate attraction. I saw Carter’s advances as creepy and then when Molly finally accepts his advances I was okay, but still found it quirky. I didn’t feel any spark or heat from their being together. I was not fond of Carter’s pet name for Molly either.
My favorite character was Erin, Brody’s girlfriend. I was able to connect with her and her wanting to be able to do good for both Brody and Molly. Brody and Erin were my favorite couple. I could feel the genuine love and care they had for each other, even when they were disagreeing with one another.
I also enjoyed the suspense aspect of the book. It did add another dimension to the plot and enjoyment. It was a little lacking in areas, but overall it was a good story.

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 June 7, 2012.

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 

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Twitter - @AmyGregory548

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*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*


  1. Thank you for hosting my debut on your blog. I appreciate your time in reading it.

  2. Thanks I'll keep it in mind next time I'm shopping for a new read. :-)

  3. Too bad it dissappointed a bit, (Carter and Molly romance), but the book itself sounds like an interesting read.
    Nice review!