Four ladies in a book group decide to see what really
happens in one of those fetish clubs they've read about...
they're less than impressed. Then one of them, Shawn, gets
chatted up by a good-looking guy, Rhett. As fate would
have it however he's the brother-in-law of another of the
ladies, who really does not want to be seen by a relative.
They all leave.
FULL THROTTLE is the latest in a series revolving around a
family of stock-car racers. Shawn runs a speedway for dirt
racers, so she and Rhett, who races and crews, are bound to
meet again. The independent-minded girl is shocked to hear
that according to her grandfather's will she must marry or
the track will have to be sold. Financially she could be
doing better, and her ex-boyfriend wasn't the faithful type
so she has not been looking to date for a while. Shawn
introduces himself and asks her out - but as he's a driver
there's a potential conflict of interest. Not to mention
he's a few years younger than her... then again, she does
find him sexy.
Taking her courage in her hands over a drink, Shawn asks
Rhett to marry her. She intends a business contract, and
he'll get handsomely paid. At the end of a year they can
divorce. Once assured it's nothing illegal or to make
another guy jealous, Rhett starts thinking about the
proposal. They'd have to live together, convince everyone
it's for real, and couldn't date anyone else. He can think
of worse ways to start his solo career....
There's a considerable amount of sexual tension and bedroom
action, as one would expect of newly-weds, getting to know
each other. There's also a lot of scenes with surprised
friends, and a belated wedding party. Not much time is
spent with cars, which disappointed me. Any time we see the
racetrack it's the inside of an office. I'd have liked
some actual racing as well as the continuous debates about
the meaning of marriage.
FULL THROTTLE is my first adult
read by this author - I previously enjoyed her young adult
book 'True'. It's a reasonable romance and followers of the
series may enjoy it more.
As one of only two
girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always
run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesnâ€™t
need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesnâ€™t
need a man bossing her around off of the trackâ€¦
Putting the pedal to the metalâ€¦
But after a
silly girlsâ€™ night at a fetish club, Shawn canâ€™t get Rhett
Ford out of her mind. Heâ€™s younger than her, and heâ€™s her
best friendâ€™s brother-in-law, which should be red flags.
Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he canâ€™t
imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly
surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the
wheel, itâ€™s going to be one wild rideâ€¦