Title: Full Throttle

Author: Erin McCarthy

Series: Fast Track Book 7

Main Characters: Shawn Hamby, Rhett Ford

 

Personal Rating: 

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Genre:

Contemporary RomanceErotic Romance

 

Sex Scenes:

Intensely Hot!BDSM

 

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“The path of true love never ran smooth. More likely you ran out of gas, blew a tire, and hit the wall before you crossed the finish line.”

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Easing into the turns…

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 doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn’t need a man bossing her around off of the track…

Putting the pedal to the metal…

But after a silly girls’ night at a fetish club, Shawn can’t get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He’s younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can’t imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it’s going to be one wild ride…

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I don’t get it. I’m not sure how significant Shawn and Rhett are to the original characters or in the series as a whole. I said it before that I feel like the series should have stopped at the fourth book. I still feel that way now. While I still enjoyed the later books that came out, I think they all feel disconnected from the original four characters.

I’m giving this book three red hearts because there were some sexy scenes that I enjoyed and some other scenes that were filled with wit and banter. The rest, though, they felt so MEH.

Rhett was supposed to be a dom, but one that’s a dom strictly in the bedroom because he seemed like he still needed a lot of growing up to actually be a man who can take charge in other things. He hasn’t even achieved much in his life. In fact, he is still working on making a name for himself in dirt track racing. I wish that his career would have been given closure. I wish that the author gave him a better direction career-wise at the end of the book.

I also am doubtful of Shawn. Like Eve, I didn’t really find much that was likeable about her. For a woman who is supposed to be eight years older than her husband-for-hire, she sure sounds more immature than him. I mean, with Rhett, when he got drunk during their party, I could let it slide because, hey, many men have done worse. With Shawn, though, I just couldn’t understand her bitchiness.

And what the hell was that about the lawyer saying that she actually did not need to get married to inherit the track? The truth is, she did need to be married because if she did not, she’d have to formally contest the will. So, really, it still means she needed a husband. What the lawyer could have said was that she could hire her own legal counsel and contest the will.

Man, I don’t even know what else to say about this book. While it wasn’t a huge disappointment, I find that I’m just going through the motions of reading just so I can finish the series and be done with it. That’s never a good place for me, especially if I still have to review it and blog about it afterwards.

 

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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