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A sizzling new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
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.
Racer is one heck of a ride!
Racer Tate completely lives up to his name! Racer is a kick butt road racer who Lana finds to help get her family's name back on top in the K-1 racing industry. From the moment Racer sees Lana he claims her and will stop at nothing to prove his love for her and his loyalty to her family. This was a fast paced book and I loved how completely alpha Racer is. Lana never has a chance to not fall in love with this guy. He is everything our book boyfriends need to be. Very good read!
If you are a fan of Real, or any of the subsequent books in the series, than this is a book you have been eager for. That is me. I love this series and have since I first discovered Remy ad Brooke back in 2013. Racer can definitely be read as a standalone but for us long time fans and new readers who have devoured all of Katy's words you will get glimpses of the lives of many of your favorite characters.
'This is the girl. The one I'm going to marry. The one whose life I'm going to completely ruin.'
I am personally torn between saying you saying if this would be more enjoyable as part of the Real series or as a standalone. On one hand if you read it with the series I feel like you will have a better understanding of the struggles Racer is facing, after all these are similar in struggle to what his dad faced in his three books. But, that is also why I say reading it as a standalone might be even better. For me this was a very similar story to Real if you changed out fighters for racers. Personally, being as it has been a few years since my last re-read of Real, I didn't mind. But had I read t more recently I'm not sure I would have felt the same. I will say that while parts of the plot felt similar to me the actual characters felt very new. Racer and Remy are definitely not the same. Each has their own ticks and react very differently. I found Racer to be a kind and sweet version while still reading like the alpha man I expected him to be.
'I'm trapped - helplessly and totally - in Race Tate's irresistible fire.'
I was so reminiscent the whole way through this book. I missed this family of characters. Katy always has a way to transport me to a world so different than the one I am in and I love it. I got lost in this book and when it was over all I wanted was more. For me, I am so happy she gave us Racer's story, now I just want to go back and read the whole series all over again.
Like father like son!
RACER.F#CKING.TATE. The baby that Katy fans all fell in love with in Mine. The little boy that everyone wondered if he would grow up to be just like his daddy. I think almost as soon as that little boy was born, readers were clamoring to know more and more about him. And we had to wait a bit, while Katy wrote some other books in the meantime. And then we did get to see more of him, in Legend, as a three year old bundle of energy and inquisitiveness. And after that little taste of Racer, it ramped up the reader's want for more of his story even more.
Well, Racer is all grown up now. And yes, he is a lot like his daddy. In looks, and temperament, and drive, just to name a few. But also of the mindset that he will never be able to find a girl that would be able to put up with him. So he's been living his life, doing what he loves, street racing. It's not what Remy wants him to be doing, which would be to follow in his fighting footsteps. But it is his passion, that is, until he crashes into Lana Heyworth, literally.
Lana is trying to keep the family's facing team afloat. They desperately need a driver to get them out of the dismal slump they've been in the past few years. This year is their last ditch effort. And Lana takes it upon herself to find a driver for the team to keep her father's dream alive. What she finds is Racer Tate. The gorgeous, cocky, overconfident illegal street racer who tells her he's the best driver in the world.
It's obvious there's instant chemistry between Lana and Racer, but this has to be a professional relationship. He works for her family's team, so in essence he works for her. Can they keep it professional? Who am I kidding, we're talking about Racer Tate here. This guy is like sex on legs!! And they are mighty nice legs, too.
Katy takes the team on the F1 circuit, with Racer burning up the track daily, and burning up Lana along the way. As much as she fights it, she's having a hard time keeping her feelings at bay, keeping the personal feelings out of the work environment. But she's scared at the same time to let Racer in and let her feelings come to the surface. She's suffered the loss of a loved one in the past, how is she supposed to expose herself to the possibility of love, when it could be taken away so easily again?
Racer is a lot like Remy in his singular determination to get what he wants. He's scared too though, of letting Lana in, of letting her see the real sides of him. How can he possibly ask her to take him on, to take on everything that comes with being Racer Tate?
I loved how Remy was there for Racer all throughout the story, dropping everything when Racer needed him. And it was wonderful to see Brooke again and to see her and Remy still just as much in love 20+ years later. Having read all of the books in the series, I melted when we got to see all of the other couples in the series: Melanie and Greyson, Reese and Maverick, and Pandora and Kenna with their children.
I think readers who have been waiting for Racer's story will be very pleased with it. He is everything I was hoping for and more!!